Hello Dopamine, My Old Friend

Teaching addiction education class is not something I dreamed of as a kid growing up in the piney woods of East Texas. Yet, there I was Friday morning, my coffee steaming., standing in a cafeteria turned into a makeshift classroom. Roughly 50 street-hardened men, ranging in age from too young to know for sure and […]

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Some Things Only God Can Do

It’s a terrible feeling to realize your life has become unmanageable. Addiction kills most people slowly. A few precious few, burnout quickly. In either case, addiction doesn’t have to kill you. You can get out—with the help of others and God’s immeasurable grace you can overcome the chains of your addiction. Imagine you’re walking in […]

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Remembering July 7, 2016 (Psalm 22)

Two years ago, at the end of protests on the night of July 7, 2016, a lone shooter ambushed a group of Dallas police officers, killing five men and injuring nine others. The ambush came amid high tensions across the nation concerning a rash of police shootings that received massive media scrutiny and sparked nationwide […]

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In Light of Our Inexplicable Heartache

My heart aches for the people of Parkland, Florida as I am sure many of yours do also. I can not begin to fathom the pain the children, parents, teachers, and all involved are enduring. This is suffering of excruciating magnitude. Words are insufficient in explaining the inexplicable. Debating the politics that come from this […]

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