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. […]

The State of the Union

I couldn’t help but wonder: If Jesus addressed the state of the church, would he find the people of faith as divided as our politicians? The lack of unity seems to be the only thing our government representatives can agree upon. I feel the same about those of us who are called to represent Christ […]

When Your Cup Runneth Under

Do you sometimes feel like you view this world from the wrong side of the glass?  I watched the news and almost every story related to the death of Kobe Bryant. I found myself wondering about the others who were on the helicopter. Everyone’s life matters. Which of them had a relationship with Jesus that […]

Whom should we impeach?

I remember seeing the video of President Nixon entering the helicopter and waving at the cameras with his famous two-handed peace sign. It was 1974 and I was a sophomore in high school. I remember when the impeachment proceedings were initiated against President Clinton. It was 1998 and I was trying to steer my two […]