The White House - Republican God

HOPE in the Wrong Place.

I was in 6th grade when Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd President of the United States of America. At 11 years old, this was the first election I’d followed. I knew very little about what was happening other than what I had heard on the news and in conversations. From the pulpit I’d heard mentions…

Kyle in Jamaica

Are You Earning Points with God? :: A Foreign Mission Story

Only one conclusion can be drawn when I am brutally honest about myself and how I love others… …I am an incredibly selfish person. I was recently reminded just how selfish I can be while serving in Jamaica alongside an awesome team from the NASCAR Community. We had travelled together to partner with IsleGo Missions; to…

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The Gospel According to Han Solo **SPOILER**

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month let me catch you up. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens released in December, and it was awesome. For 33 years of my life I avoided the Star Wars franchise. I had not seen a single Star Wars movie in its…

BNA - Nashville International Airport

Tis’ the Season of Greed, Delta and Me

A few days ago I booked a flight to nowhere. So it wasn’t exactly a flight to nowhere, rather a flight to Pensacola, but the flight seemingly serves no purpose. From the time I land until the time I depart I will be in Pensacola a grand total of 43 minutes. As a traveller who spends…

Jesus Saves - New York City

Hope Lives on a Park Bench

Have you ever questioned where hope lives? I have. When the news of the tragic Paris massacre began to come across the wire and the full details of the darkness that transpired began to unravel I began to again question where hope lives. It is the same questioning that flooded my soul following the attacks…

Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison. Grace and a Hopeful Heart

I often write because I feel I have something valuable to contribute to a larger conversation that is happening. This is not one of those times. I find myself sitting with my fingers on my ever-so-familiar keyboard at a complete loss. I am setting out on another writing journey in hopes that it helps me process my own thoughts….

Boys Toy Kitchen

Barbie Boys and Football Girls

Confession. My two sons, age 7 and 3, own a fancy play kitchen that is fully loaded. Pots. Pans. Silverware. Drawers stocked with nearly every imaginable play food. It sits proudly in the corner of our kitchen. While they’ve started to outgrow the kitchen and it will be on its way to a new home with…

Famous for Jesus

The Great Danger of ‘Christian Celebrity’

It is hard to describe the feelings that one experiences walking onto a stage in front of an arena full of 10,000 men. Worth. Accomplishment. Pride. As I took my seat on the stage next to my co-author Billy Mauldin and NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip and glanced across the packed arena the first thought that crossed my…

I Am Second - NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

It’s Not About the Car…

“It’s not about the car, it’s about the people.” I have carried those words with me since 2005. Michelle and I were in our second season at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville where I was serving as Chaplain. We had been in discussion with Tim,  a former MRO chaplain and mentor, about transitioning to serve a new NASCAR…

Something is Broken

Broken, Helpless, and Hopeless. – An Open Letter to the World

Something is broken in our world. Something is broken when an international outrage is sparked by the killing of a protected lion while an estimated 125,000 babies are slain every single day (stat via Worldometers). When we value animals, or trees, or ‘things’ more than a human life, something is broken. Something is broken when we think it…