Category: Friends

GodProtection

A Recent “God Blocked It” Moment

A few years ago, one of my favorite songs was “God Blocked It” by Kurt Carr.  Of course, that was before the local gospel radio station overplayed it and well before every gospel choir in the country attempted to sing it.  The lyrics of the song describe a time in the soloist’s life when God intervened and prevented events from… Read more →

Forgiveness

Can Forgiveness Go Too Far?

A little over two years ago, I decided that it was in my best interests to cut off a friend of mine who I have referred to in a few posts on this blog as my nemesis.  We had found ourselves in a terrible situation that spiraled completely out of control during an altercation that occurred after we were thrown… Read more →

LonelyMan

A Convicting Presence

One of my least favorite aspects of being in ministry is the fact that people always seem to assume that I am judging them.  As a result, they tend to go out of their way to try to explain their actions to me.  The irony is that most of the time, I really don’t care enough to judge people.  It’s… Read more →

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High Waters

A few weeks ago, I was in Pittsburgh with my frat brother for the weekend.  It was one of the few weekends that I had ever been away from my church.  Since I would be visiting another congregation, I made a point to go shopping in order to ensure that my outfit would fit their unofficial dress code.  After all,… Read more →

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Social Media Reservations

I was minding my own business yesterday on Facebook when I found out some surprising information–my best friend from high school had gotten married.  Needless to say, I was happy for him.  For as long as I have known him, he has been the type of person who just wanted to settle down and become a family man.   It… Read more →

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Manipulated by My Own Story

A few years ago, I found myself in quite the precarious situation.  The “friend” who I had trusted to be my accountability partner had revealed himself to be a person that I no longer wanted to be around.  For those of you who are unaware, an accountability partner is someone who you tell your biggest issues so they can pray… Read more →

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To Model or Not to Model: Part 2

Note: This is the second part of a 2-part series.  If you haven’t read part 1, click here. I was at the supermarket with my mother when I noticed a familiar phone number flashing on my cell phone’s screen.  It was my “nemesis” responding to my text.  Admittedly, I was surprised that he didn’t just text me back.  That’s what… Read more →