It is that time of year again. The request came out last week for all clergy of the District to contribute towards a gift for our District Superintendent. I don’t participate in this. I could; easily. The requested amount, $15 each, is nothing for me. On the other hand, we have a lot of clergyContinue reading “Gifting”
Just ate lunch at the Olde Towne Deli in Nacogdocches. They’re playing country music, which struck me as odd for a deli.
What does it mean to be a “believer”? We (Christians) use lots of different terms to identify ourselves, and to distinguish us from others. One of the most common of these is to call Christians or followers of Jesus “believers.” So, what do we mean by this? Surely we mean more than the generic “beliefContinue reading “Believer(s)”
I had never before seen anyone wear a bandana to a funeral service. Yesterday, I saw at least three dozen doing so at the same service. Our church hosted a funeral service for a young man who did not have a church home. Most of his family and friends who came to the service wereContinue reading “Lessons from a Funeral”
I am in a quandry, and these days the place to play out a quandry is online, so feel free to help me. Our Conference, the Central Texas Conference, is facing a budget crisis. As we prepare for a 2007 budget to be presented at Annual Conference in June, the trend seems to be toContinue reading “What are we to do?”
Father, forgive me, for I have grown up. At least I have grown up a little. I have been confronted several times recently about the appropriate place of darkness in life. I am not quite ready to say with many that “without darkness we could not know light,” but I am now eager to admitContinue reading “The Difference a Little Light Can Make”
Here are the bloggers from the Central Texas Conference that I am aware of:David Alexander;Johnny Brower;Rick Mang;Alan McGrath;John Nader;Mark Winter;and, of course, me. But then, if you are reading this, you already have mine. 🙂 If there are any others out there, please let me know!
Did you catch the Rolling Stones’ halftime show? While I am impressed that Mick and the boys are still in shape to do what they do, watching the show with some of my youth brought it all into perspective for me. Halfway through their opening “Start me up,” one of my junior high youth askedContinue reading “How old is old?”
I literally did a double take when I read it. I use the Bible Gateway all the time for research. For whatever reason yesterday I clicked on the button at the top of the page for “Daily Wisdom.” I found some, but not all of it was actually daily wisdom. Some of it reeked. Sunday’sContinue reading “HOPELESS”