Easter 2020: The Great Reset

April 8, 2020, marks the first day of the Jewish Passover. Passover is a celebration of the exodus of God’s people from Egypt and their years of slavery.  This Sunday is Easter. Christians will remember the day that is the foundational moment of our faith. Easter is the day when God “reset” his covenant relationship […]

Give generously

These days, are you wishing you could do something more? Especially for those who are serving the rest of us? I wanted to provide something you could easily print at home and use when picking up groceries, meals, etc. to say thanks and bless those who are practically helping all of us during these challenging […]

Turn Your Eyes to Jesus

I grew up singing hymns in church, and I often use those familiar words to focus my thoughts on the Lord.  I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, so I prayed and asked the Lord what he wanted to say. I’ve learned to remain in prayer and quiet my thoughts so I can […]

Ask God Why

The trees have budded and the Texas bluebonnets are beautiful. Sometimes I look out my window and forget about the fact that I’m stuck behind it. I love this time of year, usually. I wish we had never heard of COVID-19, and I wish it could have come to Texas in January rather than March and […]

Nerves of Steel

One of the positives of limiting our schedules and staying inside is the chance to read the books we have stacked in a corner.  I just finished Nerves of Steel by Tammie Jo Shults, the captain of Southwest Flight 1380. The lessons she provides are a word of hope to all of us during this […]

One Moment Changes More

Sometimes one moment will change many more.  With news of the coronavirus, it could be the moment of the next handshake or the choice of a seat at the theatre.  We trust traffic lights to control all of those who are driving, but last week I saw someone run a red light and narrowly miss […]

I Know Your Ministry

What is your ministry? God has given you a ministry, and, because of 2 Corinthians 5, I know what it is.  I don’t have to know you, and I don’t even need to know your gifts and talents.  I can confidently tell you what your ministry should be. What is your ministry?  I’ve always answered […]

Temper TV with Truth

I’ve decided the best way to temporarily treat my temper is to temper the television and totally take in truth instead. I need to take time for my temperament. “Fake TV” has political implications, but, let’s face it: TV has more fake than fact these days.  Let’s take the Monday morning news as Example A.  […]

Do you smell like Jesus?

We had just dropped our oldest son, Ryan, at Baylor University so he could begin his freshman year. I thought I was handling the change well until I went upstairs to grab his bedding for the wash. I pulled the pillowcase off and instantly smelled my son. I missed him.  Another time I was in […]

The Best Valentines

If you haven’t purchased anything for Valentine’s Day, then you are an American exception. (Or, maybe you are running behind?)  Americans will spend about $27.4 billion this year to celebrate the people they love.  That is a LOT of cards, flowers, and steak dinners!  The statistic I found most interesting concerned the increase in spending. […]