When I first started making my way back to Christian faith, hip-hop helped. It wasn't necessarily because part of my background is black and the men I was listening to were black. It was because they talked about faith and I could move my feet to their jubilant praise. Listening to Lecrae, Trip Lee, KB, … Continue reading Thoughts on Lecrae’s Racial Identity Revelations
Back in the day, many moons ago, I lived in North Portland before gentrification turned the area into an area I no longer recognize. My wife and I decided the last time we visited my old stomping grounds to take photos of the decay on our next visit. Here are some of the photos I took, … Continue reading Photo Diary: The Somewhat Satanic Sloppy Sadness of North Mississippi Ave.
I feel thorns where my crown was. I be weak but I’m alive. From the dusk until dawn (yeah) I’ll survive because I got sweet victory . Nobody can take it from me. -Trip Lee from the song Sweet Victory And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation. 2 Peter 3:15 “Honey, I … Continue reading Victory and Defeat
Today my wife and I celebrate 3 years of legal marriage. Though we had been domestically partnered legally for years, we decided that legal marriage would be necessary in order for us to have access to one another should an accident or some other legal issue pop up. One would think that a ceremony and … Continue reading Being Married is an Adventure in Being True
The Fourth of July this year is especially emotional. My beloved grandmother died almost a year ago, and Independence Day 2016 was our last "slumber party" together. She passed on roughly 36 hours later. Grandma had to have one last day to be independent, and she spent it with her equally independent granddaughter. My gran or G-Ma as I called … Continue reading Independent Till the End
Pardon my hiatus from blogging but I needed time to do something I haven't done in a while. Think. Yep I needed some time to do some good old fashioned thinking. When I say thinking I mean TV, cell phone, laptop, and such turned completely off, not just the volume turned down. Then I re-engaged with … Continue reading Be Worry. Don’t Happy.
Even so, ye also outwardly appear as righteous unto men but within are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Matthew 24:28 ...for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14 The cult of social justice has become a religion unto itself complete with "sinners" and "saints." The saints … Continue reading Social Justice Sinners
This morning I awoke at 2am with anxiety and my heart racing. For some reason bioethics was on my mind. The moment was brief as I knew I couldn't solve issues like DNA misuse and transhumanism in the middle of the night, so I managed to sleep again. As I was getting my wife's lunch … Continue reading He’ll Take What’s Wrong and Make it Right
Instead of always getting into politics, I've decided to open up a little and share some moments from my life living in Portland, Oregon. Please enjoy. It was cloudy as Monday day swirled into night. We arrived to Hollywood Theater in the Northeast part of town an hour early to get a good parking spot, and our favorite … Continue reading Moments in PDX. Episode 1.
In this age of poor grammar, is doesn't surprise me that those supposedly "in the know" or those who believe to have had their "consciousness raised," would misuse the origin of a word to convey "awareness." This folly is just a beautiful entry way into the fallacy that is being "woke" or believing any individual, regardless of background, … Continue reading From Pence to Pepsi. The Fallacy of Being Woke