The seeds we plant today might wind up being the trees under which our children will play on day, but if we plant nothing, we can rest assured that nothing will grow.
The life of prayer isn’t a suggestion or a recommendation – it is part and parcel to what it means to follow the way of Jesus.
Rituals can be important touchstones on the journey of faith, markers that help us to grope our way through the darkness, but they aren’t ends to themselves. Prayer is a way of life. In fact, prayer is the way to life.
For the past few months I have been on a quest to find a barber. Let me pause here and explain to the masses why a bald, Black man needs a barber. First, I have facial hair that, if not for the skill of a good barber, can go werewolf very quickly. Second (and more … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Barbershop Blessings
I remember the Glory Days of Facebook (circa 2006-2008) before the countless cat pictures, pointless memes, and seemingly-deep-but-really-astoundingly-shallow-and-amazingly-annoying-political-pontifications that clog my timeline. Having 2000+ Facebook friends makes it very difficult to manage the senselessness that daily floods my timeline. That's just the way Facebook is. But, every now and then, something breaks through the humdrum … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Danny’s Song