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Archive for the ‘Rebel’ Category

To Mom and Dad Lucarelli

March 2, 2009

I wish I could have met you. Tina tells me all the stories, I have watched the videos and seen the pictures which give me a glimpse into who you were and what your values were.  All I know is that Tina is the product of your love and her ideals and value system is […]

Why do Christians Bury their Wounded?

February 28, 2009

  This question has puzzled me for years in ministry.  Why do good christian people turn their back on their brothers and sisters who are hurting and wounded?  Why do they judge someone who has stumbled or backslid?  Why do they judge others more harshly than  they would want others to judge them and 10 […]

God Answers Prayers!

February 27, 2009

  Some people question whether or not God answers prayers.  I have heard it said that God gives three answers in prayers:  Yes, No and Wait.  God I hate the “wait” answer.  I would prefer to get the “NO” answer smacked upside my head than the “WAIT” answer.  I have no patience for waiting – […]

Can Christians Have Tattoos?

February 26, 2009

  I love a good argument. Perhaps that is because I am Italian and we love to animate our talking with our hands.  Or perhaps it is just that I always think I am right.  This topic seems to drive Christians nuts.  Almost every Christian I have discussed this with (with the exception of those […]

Even an Old Dog Can Still Learn

February 23, 2009

    Last night I learned something.  I learned that I did not know everything.  I know what you are thinking – what an amazing revelation.  But I consider myself an old dog and it is hard for an old dog to learn.  I mean really, what don’t I already know that is important.   […]

The Price of Freedom

February 23, 2009

  There are many things we take for granted.  Unfortunately, many times there things are the most valuable to us.  Like our family, spouse, children, job, friends, salvation, and freedom. Freedom.  We accept it without question.  If it is threatened, we rebel loudly and with force.  But that very freedom we enjoy did not cost […]

Motorcycle Dryer for Bikers

February 21, 2009

  Ok had to plug this product. The best motorcycle dryer for all bikes.  Nothing gets the water off faster.  I use this with some of that wash/wax concentrate with warm water.  Rinse it off and blast the water off with the Air Shammy Motorcycle Dryer.  No need for towel drying!  Hey and the people that […]

Can’t Wait for Spring

February 21, 2009

  I am so tired of the snow, rain, and ice. Coming from California to Kentucky has been a lesson in patience. I want the sun!  If patience is a fruit of the Spirit, then God is certainly working on me with this one.  I miss riding, I miss fishing, I miss sleeveless shirts.  Besides, […]

I am Back!!!

October 1, 2008

Wow, it has been a long time since I wrote.  So much has happened in the past year.  As I last wrote, I met a wonderful woman on Christian Cafe.  After giving up on dating due to some less-than-wonderful experiences, God stepped in and gave me Tina.  And in the same way, He gave me […]


October 4, 2007

I love the way the Israelites has different names for God such as: Yahweh Yireh (The Lord will provide) Yahweh Nissi (The Lord is my Banner) Yahweh Shalom (The Lord is Peace) El Roi (God who sees) Yahweh Tsidkenu (The Lord is Our Righteousness) Their names showed the character of God in His actions with […]


October 3, 2007

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 NASB) God knows me so very well. Before there is a word on my lips, He knows them. He knows my thoughts, my actions and my motives. He loved me at my worst condition and loves me exactly […]


October 1, 2007

God works with me in strange ways. Maybe that’s why I am so strange. I see times in my life where everything pointed to learning grace. These days are spent learning about love. So here is another post on love….. Love is a verb. It lives, it breathes, it moves. There is no such thing […]


September 24, 2007

I know my life has not been easy. Heck, I do not wish my life on anyone. The tears I have shed must fill kegs up in heaven – God gave up on bottles with me. The pain I have suffered would kill most men. Throw on the struggles, disappointments and broken hearts and you […]


September 22, 2007

A wonderful friend of mine sent this to me this week. It spoke volumes to my life – my past, my hurts, my scars, my tears. I want to share it with you. LET IT GO By T. D. Jakes There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell […]


September 18, 2007

I love songwriters. And singers who can bring those words to life. George Strait is one of my favorites – talented yet appearing so humble. Sometimes life is a box that you have to enter a check mark in. Certainly, love is like that expressed in this chorus: “Do you love me, do you wanna […]