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"Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8)

Grace for Junkies, Love for Winos

In his excellent book Addiction and Grace, Gerald May reports common sentiments he has heard across the years of his work with people addicted to alcohol and narcotics. In one part of a hospital he would hear those struggling against addiction to alcohol say with...

MFFL Files: A Lifelong Journey as a Mavs Fan

I am an MFFL: Mavs Fan For Life! When my family celebrated Christmas yesterday, I was proud to unwrap yet another Mavs shirt. Ah, my wife and kids know me so well. It makes me so happy to be a Mavs fan. I fell in love with the Dallas Mavericks in the 80s. The young...

The Magi Opened Their Treasures

Matthew 2:11 says, “After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”  The Magi bring three gifts (which led...

Snatching Others from the Fire

The Dallas Morning News carried a story with this headline: “Nurse dies saving patient from house fire” (11/26/20, 4A). This home nurse was a 64-year-old trying to save her 71-year-old paraplegic patient from the flames of a house fire in Louisiana. She tried to wheel...

Look at the Birds: Kingdom Trust

Of all the things Jesus ever tells us to do, this one may be the easiest of them all: "Look at the birds" (Matthew 6:26). Before you look it up, I will go ahead and tell you there is more to the verse. There is always an important reason Jesus tells us to do...

Amazing Grace: Baptized into a Life of Freedom

Every now and then someone who is new to the faith of Christ can struggle. As they are taking their first steps down the road of following Jesus, the road can get a little rocky. There is a lot to learn. There is a lot to unlearn! I heard a story that illustrates both...

Swimming with the Sharks in Galveston

Our family made a trip down to Galveston a few weeks ago. It was a great time, and filled with unfamiliar things. For example, on the way down, we stopped at a DQ and actually ate inside the restaurant. It was the first time we had done that in about two months, due...

A Word For Days that End in “Y”

A few months ago, I wanted to be able to connect with our church family when our ability to get together wasn't possible due to the coronavirus shutdown. Many people were worried, and we had entered a time of uncertainty. What could I do? An idea I decided to try was...