Two Updates and a Stimulus Ask

Two Updates and a Stimulus Ask

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well. This is a quick note to catch you up on a couple of things and also make a request. BUILDING PROGRESS: We continue to make good progress on the older of our two buildings and are hoping to be in by mid-summer. That means we...
Traumatized!

Traumatized!

The moment—30 years ago—is etched in my brain. We had moved to Denver to pastor a small church.  Wanting to connect with Dave—a guy from the church—we went golfing.  On a tee, Dave is ready to hit. A helicopter flew over; I glanced up, then over at Dave....
June Bug Jesus

June Bug Jesus

I hate June bugs.  Hate em, hate em, hate em! A childhood bane, these hard-shelled, reddish-brown bugs showed up in June. Mostly crawlers, they periodically flew up at you. Frightening!  Our small back porch would be full of them, a carpet of bugs. If you...
Year End 2020

Year End 2020

Dear Friends, Just over five years ago, on November 4, 2015, I rode my motorcycle down East Colfax Avenue and had a deep sense that I had come home. A few months earlier I had stepped down from my role as Senior Pastor of a church I had led for over a quarter century....
“I Hate Myself”

“I Hate Myself”

I’ve heard it before, especially along East Colfax. I’ve said it myself. You may have as well.  But Larry said it ferociously. Blunt, angry words, relentlessly repeated, his head turned from me, avoiding eye contact.  “I hate myself!” Pause. Then again, over...