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Quick Draw (Excerpt From “My Little Book of Essays”)

Years ago I started writing for the sake of it. I spent nights in the streets of Houston… living it Out Loud and Without Regret. I met a lot of great people, and some, not so much. But, the experience was real… and good, and I have always appreciated it. For several years now I have not addressed it, or even tried to make contact with that past, but, I have found myself wanting to get back into it since I have found myself back in this pace for a couple of months now.

When I say that I was in “the streets” I do mean, “in the streets.” Part of what I was trying to do was to be involved in the “matter” of the moment. Being connected to the story was all that mattered to me and it ended up involving days, weeks, spent being homeless, hanging out with derelicts, and the rest. I literally lay my head on the cement for days just to get a conversation with someone who did that for years. I smoked everything with everyone just to hear them speak. When I finally hit the road to pursue the book… anything went. When it comes to the Living… there is no amount of Life that is off-Limits, I feel.
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How You Can Positively Change Your Community

How You Can Positively Change Your Community

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I know that a lot of times I come across as a cynical, sarcastic a-hole with an hell-bent agenda of mocking my own faith. However, today is going to be much different. I’m going to give you instructions on how to be a positive influence on your community, your town, your family, as well as make a positive impact on those around you. Continue reading


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TOTD – Why God is so Damn Good?!

Thought of the Day – Why God is so Damn Good?!

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I always hear Christians say pithy statements like, “God is good”… no matter the circumstances. And, it gets me to thinking…

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TOTD – Even Cows Know Better… Well, Not ALL Cows… Just the Really Smart Onez!

Strap in, folks… this might get rough… 🙂

Thought of the Day – Even Cows Know Better… Well, Not ALL Cows… Just the Really Smart Onez!

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This will be my only (God hopes) post about Chick-fil-A-GAYt (trademark SB 2012… I’m hilarious! Someone send that to Jon Stewart!) I agree with this chick Continue reading


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Dear God, It’s Me, Senator Brett!

Disclaimer: Wrote this all in one take. No editing, very little proofing. Paige, my editor, said to just go with it and she will edit it later… like somewhere in 2013, or when the earth fades into the sun. So, enjoy…. Oh, and if you want, make a fun game of it… “Find out How Dumb and Fast Mark Types by Counting All the Mistakes and Putting Them in the Comment Section. Also, I hope, HOPE, that this essay starts conversations. Blake Powell, looking at you! EM… my dear… it would be a shame if you weren’t yelling at me, or near me, for some reason. Felina, come on, where’s the Palin in ya?! All of my Mathews family should be making beautiful funny asses out of themselves by now! And, Adrian, my Adrian will be sitting with me protecting me. But, please comment. Please, follow the blog. Please, like the FB page. Please, send chocolate dark chocolate chip cookies to… 🙂

Years ago I attended a small Bible college inDallas,TX. From the very beginning I was not their “typical” student… and it was painfully obvious. However, I did learn some there, and I hope that a few people learned from me as well.

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On A Tuesday

For those of you that do not know… I am adopted. I was adopted at the age of four by a family who loved me even before my biological mom felt the need to start her life over. This same family also tried to adopt my younger brother, Rene; however, due to extreme circumstances and quite a few misunderstandings, the state would not allow it. Continue reading