Our history is important

Over my lifetime, I’ve lived in Coldwater MS, Laurel MS, Pearl MS, Baton Rouge LA (Geaux Tigers!), Jacksonville, AR, Gravel Ridge AR (twice), Searcy, AR, Little Rock AR, Sulphur LA and my current place of residence Waco TX. Such is the life of a preacher’s kid and minister. Each of those places are part of […]


What a great weekend we had with Steve Minor! I know that many of us who attended were challenged by Steve’s lessons. As important as times like that are, maybe what’s more important is the time afterwards. It’s easy to hear that you need to make changes and commitments when it’s being said but what […]

Unity in divisive times

In John 17, Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane praying before his coming trial and crucifixion. In 17:20-25, Jesus prays the following:  “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are […]

Grow roots!

Psalm 1. “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of […]

Don’t hold on to everything

If you’ve ever ventured into my office for some reason (many of you haven’t and I’m wondering why) you have seen the different things I have in here. Lots of items I’ve collected, books, post-it-notes, my filing cabinet, furniture, etc. I also have lots and lots of pictures of my family. On the bulletin board […]

You Can’t Change That

Well, summer is over. Some think “HOORAY!” While others think “BOOOO!” And still others think “It’s just another season change.” Whichever category you may fall into, we can’t do anything to stop the change of seasons.  There are other things that we cannot change: Time passing Your past Other people’s actions The day of the […]

When You’re Afraid

Fear. It’s a hot topic right now. It seems in our world today that there are many things and people to be afraid of. Groups like ISIS dominate the news right now as they are apparently committing horrible atrocities in the Middle East and many believe that they are planning an attack here in the […]