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

Stand Firm, Like Your Family

People all over the world are undergoing suffering. People all over the world are worried. People don't know what's going to happen next in this quickly changing landscape in which COVID-19 is dictating the terms. The Apostle Peter writes to people just like that in 1...

Executed with Christ!

I love this story from My All in All: Daily Assurance of God's Grace, by Robert J. Morgan (the April 27th entry).  He writes that he once asked a prominent minister how he remained so visionary and passionate.  "I execute myself every day with 220 volts," he said....

Wisdom: An Offer You Can Refuse

Mike Franzese, in an interview with sports radio host Jim Rome, related the story of how he turned his life around. Once considered the biggest moneymaker for the mob since Al Capone, Franzese quit the mob, admitted his guilt, and accepted a ten-year prison sentence....

The Power of Joyous Praise

Acts 16:25 tells us about two men doing time, and doing something interesting during that time: "Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening." Did you realize that by praising God with a heart full of...

I’m Nearly Dead!

I used to mow the grass of the Shady Grove Cemetery in the map dot of Saltillo, Tennessee with a WWII Navy veteran I came to love dearly named Curtis. The work made for long days, but I could count on my friend Curtis to pack us plenty of goodies to enjoy on our...

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...