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Advent Minute

Last Sunday I gave out “Sand Timers” to help remind people to spend an “Advent Minute” each day. I described an Advent Minute as taking at least one minute each day to be quiet before the Lord, thinking and contemplating on God’s character and His love for us as we wait on the celebration of […]

Engage The Word – December 8, 2014

1. Before you read, quiet your heart for one minute of silence 2. Read the following Scripture: 9 O righteous God,who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is […]

What to Write About?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. They have only two days separating them. Oh, I forgot; the pagan high holy holiday Black Friday comes in between them. So I am torn as to what to write about. Do I write about how thankful I am for God’s many blessings in […]

Blooming Time

The Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera cultivar for all you horticulturalists) in my office is beginning to bloom again. It actually blooms a few times during the year but most prominently about now, right around the Christmas season. It has also been called the Thanksgiving Cactus or Holiday Cactus. It is a beautiful plant and thanks to […]

Living Like A Duck

A few weeks ago Susan and I stayed at a Homewood Suites when visiting with our son James, who is a sophomore at Texas Christian University (currently rated #4 in the college football standings, but I am getting off topic). Since we have currently come up with a newly designed logo (thanks to Keith Klingen […]

Holiday Season

So Halloween has come and gone and we are heading full bore into the “Holiday Season”. (By the way, we had just three “trick or treaters” this year…and they were all high school kids! What’s up with that?). Our church is already gearing up: Christmas parties, special events, gift giving ideas, service plans and decorating […]

Above The Clouds

Last Thursday Susan and I flew down to Texas to spend a few days with our son James, who is attending Texas Christian University (“Go Frog Horns!”) It was cloudy and rainy when Deke drove us to the airport. It was cloudy and rainy when we were waiting for the plane to depart. It was […]

“Flying Above The Clouds”

  10 – 31 – 14 Last Thursday Susan and I flew down to Texas to spend a few days with our son James, who is attending Texas Christian University (“Go Frog Horns!”) It was cloudy and rainy when Deke drove us to the airport. It was cloudy and rainy when we were waiting for […]

“Dealing With Change”

  10 – 23 – 14 This is a long one!! Have you ever had things change in your life and wonder why? Have you ever been disappointed with a situation and then find that it actually led to something you never expected? Here is my most recent example of this. Every year for the […]

“Have To” or “Get To?”

Diane Murphy, a member of our congregation, shared this with me last week. It was written by a Board member from United Way. I think it is so well written, very insightful and instructive. Thanks for sharing this Diane. Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and […]