I have had the privilege of serving as a volunteer police chaplain for over twelve years. I currently serve with our local police department. While I serve our community, it is my desire to encourage and support the men and women who risk so much to keep our city safe. Last night there was sad … Continue reading A Father’s Strength
I need to confess. I like to think of myself as a leader. I like to think that I am a spiritual leader. I like to think that I follow Jesus and invite others to come along. The truth is I am often afraid. I am full of self-doubt. I not only question my decisions, … Continue reading Live Spontaneously Intentional
One human activity that transcends every culture is the Sacrament of Celebration. In every culture sharing a meal brings the potential of ever deepening relationships. I know in the church we talk about the Sacraments of Baptism, the Lord's Supper and Marriage. But we rarely talk about Celebration. From the weekly Sabbath to the Holy … Continue reading Partying Like Jesus!
There is not much difference between a rut and groove. We find ourselves stuck in a rut while a groove provides us a healthy rhythm of productivity. I have found that religious rules are like ruts. They are driven by rote behaviors that lack meaning leaving us in a spiritual slump. Spiritual habits on the … Continue reading Love Your Neighbor
Have you ever had a defining moment or what I call an Abraham Moment? You know what I mean, those experiences that clarify who you are. Several years ago, God was teaching me to respond to His promptings. It was a beautiful spring day. I had finished a project when I had this sense in my … Continue reading Abraham Moments
I have a strong capacity for believing the best of people. It has been a great asset to me as a friend, a pastor, and a leader. It can also be a liability. I have often had to heed the council of friends when they say to me, "Tracy, just because you are not paranoid, … Continue reading #LIVELOVE