Heavy Hearts

So much tragedy. So much uncertainty. So much chaos. This world that we live in…this world. I know that the Bible speaks of the last days…the days in which we are living, describing in detail the very types of events that we are unfortunately experiencing and to which we are bearing witness. 

Yet, even with the Bible shedding such clear light on the reality of what it is to live in this fallen world, at this time, it is still immensely shocking when these types of tragic events come to pass.

Through it all I still pray for peace, harmony, and togetherness, and my focus is still on Christ. There is so much that is unable to be understood, unable to be grasped, and unable to be logically processed. But through it all God is still with us and He is still Love. Love and peace to us all #lovebythedrop

Random Can Be Good

I have been away from this blog for a while now – not intentionally, yet still away. I have been living life and all that that entails and dealing with some things that needed my attention, which, unfortunately, didn’t leave much time for writing.

Much has changed in the world since my most recent post, and, in some instances, very little has changed. The political climate has left many of us dumbfounded and without much faith in our political system. Individuals’ lives are being taken from them, whether in innocence or with intent. And many of us are floating through life on a raft of numbness.

Yet, as we continue to navigate this holiday season, may we focus less on the material and more on love – love of Christ, our fellow man, and ourselves. May we treat each other (and ourselves) better, and may we remember that our differences will only separate us if we allow them to do so. 

Merry Christmas to you all. Be blessed! #lovebythedrop

Fruitvale Station: Undeniably Brilliant & Necessary


This is a very well-written commentary on this powerful and timely movie that addresses social and cultural issues that have plagued our society for far too long. #lovebythedrop


Written by: Derrick JaxnImageLast night I had the opportunity to watch Ryan Coogler’s new movie, Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant. As expected, the story is a tragic and hardly uncommon one of a young black male being treated like the red headed step child of modern day America we’re constantly being shown that we are.

No spoiler alert here. But a bigger point is to be made by this movie that we’re too afraid to touch on.

Non-racist whites don’t like to talk about racism or to acknowledge that racism is still a problem. Why? Because it usually means they’re getting ready to be falsely accused of being racist. But because they’re not, nor have been subject to racism(outside of mean looks), they see it as just a figment of our imagination and a thing of the past. I get it. Image

Blacks are constantly subject…

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