Is God like this?

When I climb the stairs in our house to check on our kids, I usually don’t announce myself. It’s not that i want to catch them doing something they shouldn’t be doing. I would just as soon catch them doing something they should be doing. In fact, I would prefer the latter. But I stillContinue reading “Is God like this?”

How will you remember?

Six years ago today, we checked Eliza into Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. It was the beginning of what would end up being an almost 7 month process of correcting the dysplasia in her left hip. The hospital was wonderful; we still have annual follow-up appointments as she grows. If we didn’t have theseContinue reading “How will you remember?”

W’s Q’s #4

Part of John Wesley’s genius, as the founder of the Methodist Movement, was the way he organized to make disciples. He established small groups everywhere he went. When these small groups met, they would go through a list of questions at each meeting. The questions were designed to guide the group members into a deeperContinue reading “W’s Q’s #4”

Pest Control and Evangelism

Last Saturday afternoon our doorbell rang as we were preparing to load the cars for dinner at the family reunion we hosted over the weekend. A pest control company was in the development on behalf of one of my neighbors. The exterminator/door-to-door salesman wanted to make sure I had the opportunity while he was in theContinue reading “Pest Control and Evangelism”

Speak for yourself

Next time you try to tell someone something, but dress it in “some people have told me…” or “everyone is saying…,” we know you speak only for yourself. Own it! Your opinion is worth something.  Really; everyone’s opinion is worth something, I mean it.  I’m not just bloviating generalities.  Your opinion matters. In fact, itContinue reading “Speak for yourself”

Changing Your Mind

Are you at the mercy of whatever happens to enter your mind?  Sometimes this becomes an excuse we make.  It is one tool we use to justify a lack of transformation in our lives. Now, you may (or may not) want any transformation in your life, but people of God are promised, offered, commanded it.Continue reading “Changing Your Mind”

Favorite Commandment?

Do you have a favorite Commandment?  I am thinking of the Ten Commandments, but you might choose from the two greatest that Jesus and “the legal expert” both cite as summing up all the rest.  Or you may choose from among the 613 Commandments of the Torah. You may, perhaps, even cite some other authoritativeContinue reading “Favorite Commandment?”