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Joyfully Making Disciples

Facing Giants

Five smooth stones. That’s all David had as he faced off the giant. As he stood against the threat to his home. He refused the armor, he refused the sword and shield and the King’s protection. He stood against this... Continue Reading →

Disconnected

Have you ever noticed how quiet public transportation is? Not so much the road noise or ambient atmosphere that comes with public transit but how there’s such a large number of people and it’s nearly silent. People don’t talk, or... Continue Reading →

My Anxiety has Anxiety

What is anxiety? Dictionary.com defines anxiety as a distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. What is supposed to be the Christian reaction to worldly concerns? What are followers of Jesus to do about worldly... Continue Reading →

Changing Seasons

They say that in south Texas we don’t have “seasons”, but I disagree. We may not see the evidence of physical changes in nature but as months go by on the calendar, we do experience seasons of life, such as... Continue Reading →

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

God likes pushing us past where we’re comfortable. As a child, I had terrible stage fright. I was shy. Anyone who knew me only ever saw half my face, the other half hidden behind my mom. I joined ballet when... Continue Reading →

Standing Out Versus Shutting Out

As a Christian, we walk a fine line in this world. As followers of Christ, we are called to stand apart of the world, beacons of light in the darkness. There are several calls of action in Scripture that reminds... Continue Reading →

Praying through Trials

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. -James 1:2-3 I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with James. In the... Continue Reading →

Freedom in Christ

In 1776, our forefathers joined together against tyranny, which eventually lead to 13 colonies becoming the United States of America. On Tuesday, we celebrate the bravery of those men who will become our founding fathers and celebrate the independence we... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Dad

On my computer I have a file folder simply titled “Funerals.” In that file there are nearly one-hundred separate funeral services I have conducted in 15 years of pastoral ministry. One is simply titled “Dad.” Dad lost his battle with... Continue Reading →

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