The Blog Entries:

  • “Just a Moment”

    It all happened in a moment, a most remarkable moment. As moments go, that one appeared no different than any other.  If you could somehow pick it up off the timeline and examine it, it would look exactly like the ones that have passed while you have  read these words.  It came and it went.  It was …

  • Chuck Swindoll: A Tribute

    The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
    they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
    planted in the house of the Lord,
    they will flourish in the courts of our God.
    They will still bear fruit in old age,
    they will stay fresh and green,
    proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;
    he is my Rock, and the…

  • Getting Through When Life Shuts Down

    Sometimes life feels like it’s shutting down all around us. The government shuts down. Communication with our teen cuts off. Our marriage is on the fritz. Our health goes on hiatus. Everywhere we turn, life is shutting down. How do we get through? We can’t logic our way past the problems. Or yel…

  • Do It Again, Lord!

    A prayer written by Max Lucado for America Prays, a national prayer vigil held Saturday, September 15, 2001.  It seems fitting as we remember the anniversary of 9/11 to share it once again.  Permission to copy is granted and encouraged.

    Dear Lord,

    We’re still hoping we’ll wake up. We’re still …

  • Remembering 9/11


    September 11 is fast approaching. How will your church remember the 9/11 anniversary this year? It seems that in the dozen years since our country’s heart and skyline were ripped apart, we still struggle with how to spend this day that represents such pain and, even to this day, fear…

  • So Glad God Doesn’t Require a Smartphone

    My cellphone contract is up. So, I am a candidate for a new smartphone. A week of shopping has made me wonder:  am I smart enough to buy a smartphone?
    HTC, iOS, WWDC, S3, Samung, G-U-L-P. How many models are there? How many options can one brain process? Carriers, updates, data plans, and sizes…som…

  • The New Normal

    See if the following sounds familiar:

    The definition of truth is: “Whatever is most expedient at the moment.”
    Christians are relegated to the outer margin of society.
    Marriage is defined according to personal preference.
    No sexual act is taboo or off-limits.
    Immorality has seeped into …

  • Dad, Your Child is You-nique!

    Every child is born with a unique blend of strengths and characteristics. Don’t see your child as a blank slate awaiting your pen, but as a written book awaiting your study.
    What is the S-T-O-R-Y of your child?
    1.  What is their Strength? Master pianist Van Cliburn, at the age of two, could pi…

  • Succeeding in the Succession

    In 2003, I received a visit from church growth expert Lyle Schaller. He was in San Antonio on a consulting assignment and wanted to stop by for a visit. I was enthused. I had read Schaller’s books for years. “Who knows,” I thought to myself, “Schaller may want my advice.” At that point, I had served…

  • Classy, Not Sassy

    The San Antonio Spurs make people yawn. I’ve read the reports: when the basketball team plays, most of the nation tunes out. Our city goes whacko, but, to the dismay of television networks, sports fans slide into summer hibernation. They are the winningest pro franchise in the country over the l…