Good, Better, Best

I had the great joy the other day of witnessing a good thing happening: a child gave his mother a dandelion. Then, this even better thing happened. He realized what a good idea it was, and picked a second flower to give her. Then, the best thing happened: the mother received the flowers exactly theContinue reading “Good, Better, Best”

STOP looking at Jesus!

This picture did it. Threw me across the line I’ve been toeing for several days, if not weeks. Seems pretty harmless, right? Maybe even encouraging? Even if you realize, as I did the moment I saw it, that this is a picture of Barry Gibb, one of the Bee Gees. Today we celebrate the Ascension.  TheContinue reading “STOP looking at Jesus!”

Putting Jesus “First”

“Put Jesus first.”  I feel like I hear this a lot.  The scripture that has informed our current sermon series, Colossians 1:15-20, supports this directive.  It says, after all, in verse 18 He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the one who is firstborn from among the dead soContinue reading “Putting Jesus “First””

I want to know what love is!

This is the third sermon in our Pop Culture Series at Euless First United Methodist Church Don’t you think that Rose could have made room for Jack on that door? As I said last week, the power of love is a curious thing. Here are some of the lines of that song: The power ofContinue reading “I want to know what love is!”

Why do you do what you do?

Rachel regularly makes and packs a lunch for me. I don’t even have to ask her! I don’t feel like I deserve such a blessing. I don’t think Rachel makes my lunch because I deserve it; otherwise, some days when I opened the lunch bag there would be nothing, or a note that said, “Sorry,Continue reading “Why do you do what you do?”