The Voice of One Podcast

So, apparently podcasts are a thing 😆 And not a thing I’ve ever paid attention to. But this is kinda how I roll. I’ve never been “cutting edge.” When I started blogging 14 or 15 years ago, it was mostly by accident. I created an account and blog on Blogger (thewordwasgod.blogspot.com) so I could read…

Published in Heart of Flesh Journal!

In 2020, the Lord prompted me to be more intentional about writing and reading poetry. One aspect of that has been submitting poems to journals. I am happy to say that, by August, I will have had three poems published! (If you’d like to learn more about my poetry, visit my poetry blog: A Wandering…

Stigma and the Gospel

Social services is my day job.  In social services and health care circles, I hear a lot of talk about reducing stigma.  There are a multitude of issues that bring up the topic of stigma.  The common theme is that society has been judgmental toward a certain condition or behavior; people living with those conditions…

Oh Behave!

I had the following published in the religion column of our local paper, though they changed my fun title into something pedestrian. This was adapted from a previous blog post, ”In.” *** In First Thessalonians chapter four, Paul discusses behavior and growing in separation to the Lord.  For many—Christians and non-Christians—following rules and behaving is…

Picture Jesus

Periodically, the Voice of One features guest posts by my friend, Cameron Fultz. Cameron and I connected about 10 years ago over a book he wrote called Jesus Pictures. Since then, Cameron has written a score of books sharing how he sees Jesus in Bible stories. I share this approach to scripture, and we can…

January 1st or the End of the World

I had the following article published in our local paper last month *** If 2022 were a movie, I’d call it 2020: Part 3.  So far, it’s the even worse sequel to 2021, which was the bad sequel to 2020.  We all know why: the pandemic, socio-political unrest, supply chain issues, and (ugh) masks.  “Happy…

No Sacrifice Is Left

 Hebrews 10:26 has struck fear in many a heart over the years.  Some say it proves Jesus’s sacrifice only covers sins committed before we convert.  After that, salvation depends on us not sinning.  Ironically, this leads us back into a system where our consciences can never be clean because sin remains uncovered.  Such thinking is…