Leading horses, one by one... 

I know, we’re usually referred to as sheep and the horse thing is left to the alleged stubborn among us-”You can lead a horse to water…” But don’t we tend to be more like the horse who thinks drinking is overrated than the sweet, docile, obedient sheep Jesus addressed?

More often than not, I’m afraid. In fact, I am convinced we are lovingly lead by the Holy Spirit to perfect pastures of encouragement, education and edification but we simply choose to ignore them. Our flesh and its inherent sin…

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I think I'm gonna be sad... 

An Austrian weightlifter

Became an American movie star

Married into political royalty

Became Governor of California

Became a spokesperson for morality

Fought to control legislature

Won a few battles for his cause

Finished his term

Is going through a very public divorce

I think I’m gonna be sad

 

I think I’m gonna be sad

I was working as an actor

On a film with a huge movie star

A weightlifter from Austria

A recently married guy

Who couldn’t leave the girls alone

Even got their phone numbers

Even…

His wife…

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He's got the whole world in His hands... 

Ok I like the song. Heck, I even recorded a version of it. An ironic, irreverent version with background loops from a band called Christian Death (look em up on Google and you’ll see how far I’m comfortable stretching irony). But I’m well aware that there is no scripture happening here.

Let me explain. The closest scripture I could find for this blog is Psalm 24:1 (The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness). This actually addresses that God has a plan of redemption to once and for all subdue the…

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Saw you on a corner... 

There is such a temptation to snap-judge a stranger that I think it’s almost possible for anyone, in any walk of life to say they don’t give in occasionally. We see a strange, ugly, different, impaired, deformed, retarded or even simply a foreign person and so many thoughts pass through our minds. It’s inevitable that something off-colored or cruel will fly out of our mouths.

When I died my hair green for the duration of the Phoenix Fringe Festival,  I was amazed at the incessant public commentary…

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Where do you come from...? 

I remember as a kid watching “The Brady Bunch” how often their dad, Mike Brady would say, “We’re different than that, we’re Bradys” or “You can do it, you’re a Brady!” It was as if the family was made of a special concoction that made them some how miraculously different, impervious to flaw, corruption or destruction.

As  a kid I would also hear my parents say, “We’re Jewish, we don’t do that” or “We’re Jewish  we don’t believe that.” Of course, my children have heard “We’re Christians and we…”…

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This world is not my home... 

I remember when I was growing up how convinced I was that I would have the same best friends for the rest of my life. Several years later, I can’t get any of those guys to even talk to me on-line!  I look back and think of all the things I thought were permanent that weren’t… the house I grew up in, my mother, our dog, Empress, teachers I went back to visit who had aged so much that I barely recognized them ( and them me), favorite haunts, my first car, my friends from the church I was saved at…

In…

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Majestic, Solid Rock 

Dear friends,

The following are the lyrics to a song I recorded called, MAJESTIC SOLID ROCK. Personally, I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s based on a poem by a dear friend who is not crazy with my interpretation. She feels that the point of the song is lost in its presentation while I’m convinced it’s accentuated.

This song has known huge success on iTunes and it was a concert favorite-at least for me. I love what it says and I tried to catch its “searching” element in my…

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Some dreams thrive in darkness... 

The other day I joked, “If Jeff Conaway and Zsa Zsa Gabor are both in comas, can they see each other?” Everyone deals with grief and loss differently.  My first line of defense always seems to be humor however inappropriate. These are two actors I feel I’ve known all my life though I only met them both once.

And now one is gone and one is sure to go soon.

As we age and our icons pass away we are forced to face our mortality in the most tangible of ways. Movie stars are planted in our minds as…

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Outstretched hands and wanton eyes... 

Seems like everywhere I turn people are talking about God. Goodness, Oprah spent  her entire hour confusing the world by combining several different spiritual philosophies into quite the witch’s brew.

So it shall be, for your vanity…

After 28 years of being a believer and after 28 years of hearing folks scream, “We’re living in End Times,” I turn on CNN and I see how even the weather has turned into a weapon of mass destruction and I’m well are that it’s not just the temperature climate that has…

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Standing on fences... 

I’ve never been much of a fence-rider. Too much of an extremist for that, I suppose.  As I get ready to embark on my next musical venture, I reflect with bittersweet nostalgia upon my past musical identities. Here’s how I described my work in press releases...

“Not Unclean” (2004) : A 70s-style, bubble gum/glam rock Gospel record.

“Itch” (2005): Not Unclean” goes to hell.

“Does God Sleep?” (2006) : 10 songs about things Christians are not supposed to sing about.

“Real Man” (2007): Punk disco?  A total…

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