God’s team gets the win

People used to make jokes about the Dallas Cowboys being “God’s team,” but it’s really “Jerry’s hobby.”  I’d like to say that everyone would say last Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game was incredible. But, we used to pastor in Atlanta, and I’m sure there are a lot of our friends there who would disagree. So, let’s […]

Our chance to speak requires a choice

Two events you should know about  The Bible study, Foundations of Faith, begins this week. You may view the teaching video here: https://www.janetdenisonbiblestudy.com/. Tomorrow is North Texas Giving Day. Denison Ministries is a donor-based ministry, and your gift would be a blessing to our work. You can give now or tomorrow, and we will use […]

Are you comfortable with holiness?

Do you remember when Christians were occasionally accused of having a “holier-than-thou” attitude? Holiness became something we thought we were supposed to avoid in order to make others feel better about themselves.  Sadly, holiness is our calling and our great gift.  To start with, what is holiness?  Most of our discomfort with the word can […]

This Labor Day, watch “A Rush of Hope”

It’s hard to believe that this coming weekend will mark the “end” of summer 2020.  Well, at least officially on the calendar.  For those of us who live in Texas, the end of summer is usually sometime around Halloween!  So, with another unusual holiday approaching, I want to suggest a great addition to your Labor […]

Bible study: You are all invited!

I began this summer discouraged about the fall, but now I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned.  I’ve been teaching Bible study for almost thirty years and this is a first: I’m combining my local Bible studies this year into one virtual format and inviting all of you to join us.  We realized […]

If St. Peter wrote to California

I was cruising through Facebook the other day, enjoying the many “I just left my child at college” posts. Then I ran across an ad for a T-shirt that made me grin.  Etsy is selling a T-shirt with the Texas flag emblazoned on the back with the words “Don’t California my Texas.”  I grinned because […]

It’s time to take a break

What does vacation 2020 look like for you?  The cruise industry has been sending catalogs lately—for 2021.  The airlines are making adjustments—but I’m still not ready to get on a plane.  So, I’ve decided I need a good staycation. I need to rest, but, most importantly, I need my mind to rest. 3 steps to […]

Merry Christmas… in July

Whoever thought of the marketing tool “Christmas in July”?  But, there is something hopeful about looking forward this year. Maybe things will be back to normal by then?  I watched QVC sell their Christmas merchandise for a while this weekend. Then, I noticed Hallmark had Christmas movies all weekend. (Apparently, they release their annual ornaments […]

We are citizens of heaven

The verse jumped off the page when I read it last week. I’ve thought about it so many times since that I felt like the Lord wanted me to write this blog on the subject. The American flag has hung in my driveway for the past week. I also lined my drive with smaller versions […]