Author Archives: Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 51-year-old single, gay man who lives in Los Angeles, CA. My passion and vocation involve spirituality. I live with my Italian Greyhound Tupper and my passion for Houston sports. I'm looking to start wonderful conversations that spark spiritual growth in all of us!

Reaching Beyond “the Choir”

I’ve had a great opportunity this weekend to talk with long-time friends about the issue of immigration and the detention centers that are currently being used by the United States. The issue has been at the forefront of our minds … Continue reading

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Acceptance – Part 2

I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with a friend (and blog reader) from Denver this weekend. In our time together, she asked me to say a little more about the concept of acceptance that I wrote about last … Continue reading

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Practicing Subversive Self-Care

When it comes to self-care, there are a lot of things that people do that are considered relatively standard. Things like taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, praying/meditating, exercising, and reading or listening to music. There are other methods … Continue reading

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Autobiographies and Chapters …

If you were to sit down and write your autobiography, how would you go about organizing the material? What would each chapter be called? While there are many ways I could go about organizing my material, the easiest was would … Continue reading

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Acceptance

There were two stories I encountered recently that got me thinking about a concept that has become foundational in my life. The first was a book by Stephen King titled Revival; the second was a story told in the early … Continue reading

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Evolving

Last week I made the long, challenging trip home. The trip was long and challenging in two ways. First, the trip involved driving 1,202 miles over nearly 19 hours. Second, it involved a considerable amount of soul-searching. That soul-searching helped … Continue reading

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Making the Connection Between Faith & Issues

The other day I was scrolling through a social media site when I saw a posting from a friend with whom I grew up. My friend wasn’t particularly religious during my friend’s childhood. In the last 25 years or so, … Continue reading

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