Let the dogma live loudly in you

I watched a lot of the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  Whatever a person might believe about the politics, it isn’t difficult to believe in the person. I often say that “the loudest sermon a person will ever preach is heard through his or her life.”  Last week during the confirmation hearings, the […]

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 […]

Best Practices for God’s people

It’s been months since I made the mistake. So why did I wake up thinking about it today? That’s how God gives blog nudges and authors a message to teach.  The problem with this one is that I have to be my own illustration.  I only needed a few things  It’s been months since I […]

You Might Be a Christian If . . . .

Jeff Foxworthy’s fame increased when he wrote jokes that began with “You might be a redneck if . . . .”  By the way, my favorite was, “You might be a redneck if you ever made change from the offering plate.”  I actually saw that happen one time! So, on this hot Texas blogging day, […]

God Knew It Would Take Effort

Three of my favorite words in the Bible are found in the book of Hebrews. Whenever I see them, I breathe a sigh of relief because those words reveal God’s expectations. Those three words are found at the beginning of Hebrews 12:14. The NIV version says, “Make every effort . . . .” The Lord […]

Joy in Jordan

I just returned from a two-week trip to Israel. I have so many pictures in my mind as I remember those weeks. It is amazing to stand in the place where David fought Goliath. I climbed the steps to the place where the Herod of the Christmas story wanted his elaborate tomb to be built. […]