Life is messy and graceful, harsh and tender, painful and nurturing. And you’ll find God right in the middle of it. That’s the Jesus message.

The writings you’ll find on my blog and in my books share stories about what God’s love does in our ordinary lives right here on planet earth. God’s love makes things new. We’re liberated from shame and healed from old wounds. We find the power to forgive and the courage to work for justice. My hope is that these stories and my reflections upon them will engage and support you as you encounter God in the midst of your own life.

I’m the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana. My wife Joy and I live amid the the long leaf pines of the Kisatchie National Forest along the banks of Kincaid Lake outside Alexandria, Louisiana. We have three adult children and a Terrier-Lab-Hound mix named Gracie.

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