Honor the Honorable
on January 19th, 2021
To start 2021, I spent a couple of hours with the mayor and commissioners of our city, recording messages of thanks and congratulations to the police officers of our city. Two weeks later, we hosted the Chiefs and command staff of our police department, again recording thanks and congratulations for the department’s officers. This was all part of our annual Night of Excellence Celebration, givin...
Reflecting on 2020 and looking ahead
on December 28th, 2020
Many of us came into 2020 with ideas of 20/20 vision and there is something about “decade years” that makes them seem more important, but March of 2020 changed the life of virtually every human on the planet. This is a unique moment in history that seems to happen every 100 years or so.Growing up in Florida, I’ve lived through many hurricanes. Powerful hurricanes are devastating for sure, but thei...
Remembrance and Reconciliation- Commemorating the 1920 Election Day Massacre
on October 15th, 2020
Scripture tells us that in 2 Corinthians 5:18 that “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (NIV). And while we may understand the call and the stewardship to be agents of reconciliation in the earth, many of us struggle to find practical, meaningful, and significant ways to fulfill this essential ministry of reconciliation. All...