Shadows of Secrets Past

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“Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,     and in whose spirit there is no deceit” Psalm 32:2 A lie is a secret hidden behind a story. The story could be words, a shrug, an outburst, a lifestyle, or silence. It is the clothing we wear (or don’t), the product we hold in pride, the reaction we have when criticized, or the silent refusal of stepping out when called upon. Lying can both be proactive and reactive: we sell a bag of goods we are not or protect the real bag …

Pastor Pete Wilson Cross Point Church

Celebrating Pete Wilson – Leadership & Burnout

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This last Sunday, September 11, Pastor Pete Wilson of the mega-church Cross Point in Nashville, TN resigned. His reasons were that he was empty and just needed to rest, what the ministry world calls “burnout.” Talking about the mission and vision of Cross Point, Pete said, “I did not prioritize some other things that were equally as important.” He continued, “Most of you in this church only experience what I do on Sundays, especially those of you who watch online. You just see me when I kind of come up here …

Adam and Eve hiding

Stories in My Head

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My first blog post was on November 26 of 2015. I have since posted 12 other articles. Writing on a public platform has brought back to my attention a few of my insecurities. You know those times when you think you have finally moved past a specific issue and then you enter a new situation and that old thing rears its ugly head yet again, be it fear, addiction, anger, lack of trust, or whatever other ailment that plagues you? Perhaps this is just an experience limited to my existence, …