• In the beginning was … Michael Dunlap (?)

    What does inexcusable mean? As I see it if somebody cause and actionto be inexcusable they’re basically saying it is unforgivable. Rev. Dunlap has declared a certain action of mine during a recent service as inexcusable, thus unforgivable. This shows that he has a very poor conception of the “grace that is greater than all […]

  • Weightier Matters

    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23 Doing church has a danger, and the danger is Phariseeism […]

  • Beauty all around

    Recently I wondered about the state of my own mental health, but what just happened today  put my mind at ease. I have spent the last half hour my vision cloudy with tears that slowly run down my cheek, just sitting amazed at the beauty involved in “and there it did both stop and stay”,

  • Believe what I did not see, do not believe what I saw

    That is, what the police are telling me. I woke up in the hospital in a regular room, and was told I had been in a one car accident, less than 30 mph directly into a pole. No one else was with me. Three days later I woke up in the ICU following a respiratory […]

  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

    I find the above quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be quite condemning of the people who claim to be the heirs and followers of his ethos. If anything, today’s political environment judges people more by the color of their skin than the content of their character than ever before. If you are […]

  • I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further

    I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further

    I have not been able to rid myself of the idea that Pastor Michael Dunlap was not sent to Avondale United Methodist Church to rescue the church but dissolve it. He may have balanced the church budget, but at the expense of every pastoral sentiment. He certainly needs a refresher course on pastoral counselling and […]

  • As Christ to me …

    As Christ to me …

    Put this into your own religious or spiritual background, but North Kansas City Hospital, first the ICU then rehab, has been my home for the past 3 weeks, and they have been as Christ to me when my own church has abandoned me. So today I say thank you to everyone there, those I met […]

  • Abandonded

    It is a strange feeling picking up voicemail messages from a period when you didn’t answer your phone because you were unconscious in ICU and to realize during that same period that your church had shunned and banished you for seeking the sanctuary of Christ from them…..

  • My Video Letter to the leadership of the Church at Avondale.

    Be warned, Christ says this is HIS church, and his worship services, not yours. Grieve not the Spirit nor turn away those who seek My aid. Remove the vipers from among you so they no longer prey on the weak, Remove the wolves from among My flock, even if they be dressed as ministers of […]

  • Disruption of a brain

    An important event occurred Dec. 6, 2021 that no matter how many times we tried to discuss it the past 9 months, every time it gets mentioned everyone else besides us totally ignores us as if we had said nothing, as if Betsy was invisible. Below is a conversation Betsy had with Pastor Michael Dunlap […]