GOD, GOOD & GASHES

GOD, GOOD & GASHES

Could a tree help you get through 2020?  The story on this one particular tree just might. Over the weekend, I was helping plant trees in our community. On Sunday, I snapped a photo of my son (pictured) up in a tree. All of this made me remember a story I read...
NEW VENTURE: WORDS FOR WEBSITES

NEW VENTURE: WORDS FOR WEBSITES

I’m a former sports journalist-turned-Christian author. When it came time to create a website for my books, I knew I would write the words for it. I’m a writer. It’s sort of what I do. But I hadn’t considered writing words for other websites....
A 10-SONG PLAYLIST FOR YOUR ROUGHEST DAY(S)!

A 10-SONG PLAYLIST FOR YOUR ROUGHEST DAY(S)!

Remember when Kobe died, and we all thought 2020 couldn’t possibly get any worse? Evidently, 2020 was just getting started. And if all that comes with a global pandemic, racial unrest and a presidential election year wasn’t enough for you, many of us have...

“My Skin, My Skin!”

This is a safe place, right? All right, cool. Then I’ll tell you a story. I’ve called the cops on myself.  More than once.  I didn’t commit a crime. I didn’t need assistance. Nothing was wrong.  It was a preventative call. I’m black, and I was...
Rose Petals and Ahmaud Arbery

Rose Petals and Ahmaud Arbery

Dee Wilson’s Black & White Hymnal is currently my favorite album.  I’m a creature of habit. And I easily get stuck on albums. Rather than searching for another one I might like as much, I just go with what I know.  And it’s a good album to be stuck...
7 Encouraging Writing Tips

7 Encouraging Writing Tips

I’d rather not learn anything the hard way. If I can learn from someone else’s mistake, I’ll always choose that path. Here are a collection of things I’ve learned about writing. Some are from mistakes I’ve made. Others are jewels that wise people passed along to me. ...