November 1, 2019

Today is All Saints Day. Last year I began a new tradition for me. I would look back through the years and take notice of those who influenced me in my walk with Christ. This year I want to honor a dear saint of God who had a powerful influence upon me - my grandmother...

October 31, 2019

The Word from God

As I have crossed the 50 year old threshold I am able to look back on the blessings God has granted me, the accomplishments and achievements enjoyed, and 32 years of service in vocational ministry. I have moments I feel tired and would like to slow dow...

October 9, 2019

The Why and the Wherefore

The why and the wherefore is a phrase that is based on an English phrase that emphasized not merely discovering the reason for an event, belief, or philosophy, but discovering the whole reason or all of the reasons. In our hectic and busy world...

September 28, 2019

Everywhere you go it seems that there has been bad news and diffculty life circumstances in the lives of many people I know, including myself. There is also much upheaval in the world in the area of politics that fills the airwaves. To top it off, there have been many...

November 10, 2018

The History

On the 22nd of this month we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday that began in 1621 with a meal shared between the Native Americans of New England and the Pilgrims who had come to start a colony in the New World. The Pilgrims were looking to escape religi...

 This year I have the glorious privilege of coaching two soccer teams in the Upward League in Baytown, Texas.  My wife and I coach the Flame, the 3rd and 4th grade girls team. My daughter JennaBeth and 5 other girls her age play on the team. These young ladies play har...

My oldest daughter, Cecily, went on a mission trip with her college, Howard Payne University, to New York City last week and had the privilege of sharing the Good News of the Gospel, the life-changing message of hope and healing that is desperately needed in our presen...

October 17, 2017

While reading in the book of Hebrews today I came across a passage that captivated me.  Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord  (Hebrews 12:14).  The first part is fairly obvious. We have to make a focused effort to...

October 13, 2017

Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 chariots, and came as far as Mareshah.  And Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up their lines of battle in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.  And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, “O...

August 16, 2017

Why do you follow Jesus?

We live in a pluralistic society with many different religious beliefs.  Many in our part of the world still offer allegiance to Jesus as Savior; however, not all who do so have a unified understanding of what it means to live their lives as fol...

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