Saturday, July 31, 2010


One of the greatest tragedies of the world is the need for more. Have you ever seen what someone had and said - "I wish I had that?" Have you ever been unhappy with what you have? I know I have, yet I am not alone. Eve had it all, a relationship with a loving God, a husband who adored her, the perfect environment, and didn't have anyone to compare with yet she desired more.If we were to be honest many of us are guilty as charged. Come hear the rest of the story Sunday Morning at 10:45.

Live to Love.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Just because they're in the Bible doesn't mean they were good girls. There was enough lying, deception and betrayal going on to make anybody blush. Men and women alike will love this wild series. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Today's itinerary included a visit to the Dr. to follow up on the progress of the baby. It looks like our special blessing is going to be here much sooner than we expected. Sadie J, is not due till August 11th, but today the Dr. informed us that Ash has already dilated to a 4. Needless to say Im trying to tie up loose ends before the big arrival. If you don't mind please throw up some prayers on behalf of Ash and Sadie.

Live to Love.

July 24th, 2010

July 24th from 12pm-3pm at Texas Star Book store, Al Pickett and myself will release our book Brother's Keeper to the public in Abilene Texas. If you can't make it to the signing on the 23rd I would love for you to come out to this one.

JULY 23RD, 2010

AT 6PM ON JULY 23RD AT THE ABILENE HIGH FIELDHOUSE my book that I co-authored with Al Pickett, Brother's Keeper will be released to our friends and family, along with the Abilene High Eagle Program. I would love for you to come out and support the book.

JULY 22,2010

There will be a press conference about the book Brother's Keeper at 2pm Thursday July 22, 2010 at Mission Abilene. Please check out the local news stations and newspaper for reviews about the book.


Stop the Violence this year was truly encouraging. During the day I was able to take a couple of minutes and just look around. It left me speechless as I observed how many people got involved this year. For those of you that partnered with us to help silence the silence and stop the violence, I can't thank you enough. To Shonlock, Curtis Sliwa, and Salem Holamon, each one of you are truly my hero as a result of your passion to make this world a better place.

I'm excited for the future of this movement, remember the event is over, but the movement has just began

Live to Love.

Friday, July 16, 2010




A concert by hip-hop artists and a speech by the founder of the Guardian Angels are among the activities scheduled at this year’s Stop the Violence, Start the Love rally on Saturday at the Abilene Civic Center.

The event, sponsored by Mission Abilene, began after the May 2008 shooting of Albert Cadena, who was found dead in the 3600 block of Clinton Street.

Chad Mitchell, pastor of Mission Abilene, said he and friend Jeff Hartmankok, an officer with the Abilene Police Department, often discussed the rising tide of violence and the fact that people not directly affected by it often ignored it. They decided it was time to get the Abilene community to take a stand against violence.

The first rally was held in August 2008 at Nelson Park to honor those who have died because of violence and whose who still suffer the repercussions of violence. This year’s event at the civic center begins Saturday at 1 p.m., when the display area opens. The concert begins at 7 p.m., according to Mission Abilene’s website,

The goals are to create awareness in the city that violence does take place and that it is both law enforcement’s and citizens’ responsibility, Mitchell said. The event also aims to provide a platform for victims of violence and their families to speak up about violence here and across the country.

“So many times we don’t have the place or venue ... to bring people together, and before you can generate positivity of any kind, you have got to bring people together,” Hartmankok said.

Mitchell said at least four of his church members have been affected by violence, with three losing their lives. Also, Abilene is both Mitchell and Hartmankok’s hometown, so to them it’s not a question of “Why Abilene?” but more “Why not?”

“And being a police officer, my background and seeing what I see ... you have got to start somewhere.

And Abilene is a fairly decent size and it has a lot to offer,” Hartmankok said. “So whatever the platform is, in this case, yeah, Abilene is where we are starting and it just grows from here.”

This year’s event will feature speakers, live music, food, local artists, children’s activities and vendors. More than 30 local agencies and community organizations have provided information, education and resources.

A memorial service also will be held to honor victims of violent crime.

“It is a family and fun-filled day, there are a ton of activities and organizations,” Mitchell said.

Proceeds benefit the Regional Crime Victim Crisis Center in Abilene, a nonprofit agency that strives to meet the needs of and provide resources to victims and their families.

Hip-hop artist and choreographer Shonlock — who tours with and choreographs Christian music’s TobyMac — will perform after the memorial service, along with DJ and youth mentor Chris Padot. The event also will feature a speech from Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.

Sliwa created the Guardian Angels in New York City more than 30 years ago to help clean up the crime he was witnessing while working as a night manager at a McDonald’s in the Bronx. He and a dozen others did this by forming a weapons-free patrol to take back the subways, streets and neighborhood while wearing their now-signature red berets.

Mitchell contacted the Dallas chapter of the Guardian Angels, who put him in contact with Sliwa.

“I’m a dreamer ... I believe that one of the greatest tragedies in life is people that don’t act on their dreams,” Mitchell said of getting a famous name like Sliwa to speak.

Hartmankok said that each year has seen more people attending and more organizations wanting to take part. He said word of the campaign has spread to other states, which is how he is able to measure the difference the event is making.

“My goal ... if I could just touch one person, that is the start of the domino,” he said.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Book is gaining momentum

hey guys my latest book is doing quite well, copy the link below in your address book


I am honored today to be interviewed live on KTAB at 5pm, and tomorrow they will be covering the story of how stop the violence got started. If at all possible tune in, and encourage others to do the same.

Live to Love.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rock 108

Wednesday at 1pm I have the priviledge to be on Frank Pain's radio show on 107.9, if at all possible tune in and invite others to listen as well.

Live 2 Love,


Friends, we are just four days away from an event that will make history in Abilene. It seems as each day fades away and we take one more step closer to the event taking place I become more and more weary. Throughout this week, in all honesty daily I have to remind myself to continue to push through my weariness. Will you help me push through this week by helping us continue to spread the word...twitter, myspace, facebook, text, email, blog, and whatever other ways possible?


I feel like I have totally neglected my blog, therefore I am going to do my best to catch it up to speed a bit. This week has been such a whirlwind for me. I had the beautiful opportunity to witness another dream of mine come into existence when I got to hold a copy of my latest book. Secondly today, as a result of Leah Holamon's labor I was able to witness another dream of mine. Today I witnessed Stop The Violence make national news as a result of Air 1 and KLOVE caring our story on their stations all across the country. Time and time again I have been blessed to watch some of my dreams become reality. I am truly thankful for my God who has poured out his extravagant grace and mercy upon my life.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


What am I passionate about?
sharing God's word
standing up against injustice
see people achieve their dreams

What has God put in me?

being an activist for change, being an activist to challenge people to stand up for what they believe

What needs can God use me to meet?
to stand in the gap for the voiceless

What breaks your heart?

any form of injustice

What are you uniquely equipped and called to do?
to stand up against injustice

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Story on Ktab, They are doing incredible work.

t is a woman's worst nightmare: alone on a dark, lonely road and confronted by a serial rapist.

It happened to an Abilene woman 20 years ago.

We continue to take a look at how victims of violence have overcome tragedy, leading up to an event called "Stop the Violence, Start the Love" which benefits the Crime Victims Crisis Center.

It was 20 years ago in Abilene that 21 year old Lynda Scales was going home to her husband after a night of bowling.

But little did she know her life as she new it was about to be swept away.

A few hours before she left the bowlling lanes a man by the name of Mitchell Wayne Thomas was getting of of work in Kansas and hit the Interstate on his way to Abilene

Thats when their paths crossed, and Lynda's life would never be the same.

She later found out that Thomas had over 20 other victims and had attacked another women just three days after her; thats when he was caught in Manahans, just a few hours west of Abilene.

Thomas was eventually sentenced to 60 years in prison and since that night in September 20 years ago Lynda has moved on and is now helping other crime victims.

She is a volunteer coordinator with the Regional Crime Victims Crisis Center and she says they are there because she is not the only one with a story like hers and when other lives are shattered by violence they will be there to help put them back together.

Stop the Violence, Start the Love will be on the 17th of this month.

Book Signing

Hey guys I would love for you to join me at the release of my new book Brother's Keeper. 
The release will July 23rd at 6pm at the Abilene High Fieldhouse. 
Books will be on sell for $15


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Unconditional Love by George Acosta

George Acosta's musical debut at Mission Abilene (Abilene Texas) on June 6, 2010. George was homeless and living in a tent. God has blessed him with the ability to lead worship. He has a passion to start a shelter in his home country of Honduras.