Newsletter – Volume 35

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Davia… When I first met Davia, I found her to be one of the kindest souls I had met. She was authentic, joyful, spiritually-attuned, but also fun. It was only later that I learned about the hardships of her life, which included watching her husband […]

Newsletter – Volume 34

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Otto… Otto Hernandez was one of the first people I met after moving to Austin, and we have been fast friends ever since. He is one of those guys who I can call at 2:00am and he will pick up. He has more than a […]

Newsletter – Volume 33

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Alex and Alexus… For Valentine’s Day, I thought it appropriate to share a black sheep couple’s story. Enter Alex and Alexus Hendon. If you were at their wedding this past January, and you didn’t know the back story, you would have probably said, “O what […]

Newsletter – Volume 32

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Rudy… Rudy Ximenez is a great photographer. I cannot begin to tell you the number of awards he has won. You can find him on Facebook. His photography has always moved me, but as I have gotten to know him, I am equally impressed by […]

Newsletter – Volume 31

This Week Confessions From the Back of the Pen Meet Austin… I met Austin at a wedding I officiated last weekend. He was one of the groomsmen. When I met him, I was taken by his easy smile, his bright eyes, and his sincere spirit. At the rehearsal dinner I got to hear the rest […]

Newsletter – Volume 29

This Week Updates from the back of the clinic Cancer Update I am going to take a little detour from our usual Black Sheep testimonial this week and give a quick update on my visit to the Hope4Cancer clinic in Tijuana last week. First off, thank you for the many prayers, texts and Facebook messages […]

Newsletter – Volume 28

This Week Updates from the back of the pen Meet Suzanna… I met Suzanna Hake at the Hope4Cancer clinic. She was part of a group that became fast friends. Over the last year these amazing people have remained part of my world through prayer and conversation. We have already visited one another and shared the […]

Newsletter – Volume 27

This Week Updates from the back of the pen His turn… Merry Christmas! If there was ever a time to write about Jesus Christ’s own black sheep story, it would be on Christmas. So, here it goes… Everything about Jesus is perfection. What he did. What he said. How he led. And how he lived […]

Newsletter – Volume 26

This Week Updates from the back of the pen My turn… I have been writing this newsletter for about six months, and I thought this might be a good time to share a bit of my own story. I have always been a bit of a black sheep, but not just because of my troubled […]

Newsletter – Volume 25

This Week Updates from the back of the pen Meet Neal… Not every black sheep is known for their straying from the fold. Some earn that honorary status for their willingness to stand up for the good in the midst of social and cultural pressure to cave. Such is Neal McDonough’s story. Neil is an […]