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

Cobras, Copperheads, and Kiddos

I was not much more than a toddler, exploring the backyard. I was a stones' throw away from our garden, where Dad was no doubt trying to hoe his row to the end. But his work would have to wait when I announced my latest, neatest, coolest discovery: "Look, Daddy! A...

Stay Close to the Right Lion

Many years ago I was in Zimbabwe, Africa on a mission trip when a missionary explained to our group that many people underestimate a lion's speed and power. He told us about a group of visiting university students spotting a pride of lions. They were warned not to get...

A Healthy Image of God the Father

“To name God as Father in the Lord’s Prayer is to commit to having a healthy image of God. That is both a challenge and a grace. Such an image brings out the very best in us and helps us discover our truest identity. It coaxes us to be transparent, to lovingly open...

Pray This Way: “Our Father”

For many years now, Monday through Saturday, I have begun each day by praying the Lord’s prayer before I get out of bed. On Sunday mornings I have a different prayer routine, but I listen to the Lord's prayer as one of the first songs of my week (my favorite version...

Welcome to my site!

I hope it provides a blessing to you. What am I doing here, in this space? The short answer is that I need a place online where my writing, teaching, guitar gigging, Dallas Mavs fandom (and Dallas Cowboys), Texan-ness, & etc. can all hang out, 24/7. The longer...