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Digging through the attics…

In the summer of 1991, I left home and ended up staying with a group of hippies.  Some of them lived on a discarded school bus that was painted blue with rainbows and other drawings or phrases.  Most of those folks earned a living selling hand-made jewelry on the streets downtown and at the music [...]

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Luckiest man alive…

*Introducing the other half of the warrior woman behind Shattered in Him... I happen to be the husband of a very talented, beautiful, and wonderful woman.  If you have spent any time at all reading her testimony, you know what a wounded warrior she is.   She has been fighting for her life since day one [...]

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Don’t forget to breathe…

A letter to my 14 year-old self, inspired by a beautiful soul.... Dear  JD, As you remove the missing posters with your face on it from locations all over the city, remember this: although some will not understand or even know what you just went through, God saw it all.  He witnessed everything and grieved.  He [...]

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Filthy pits and prison cells…

There was a time in my life when my attitude was putrid and rotten. When living under a cloud of depression and remaining a prisoner to the fear and anxiety related to post-traumatic stress, it was hard for me to perceive any sense of the light. I saw everything through a dirty, old filter and [...]