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Joyfully Making Disciples

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 →

Constancy in Christ

It's funny how quickly things become constants in our lives, seemingly without our notice. Almost two and a half years ago, I walked into an animal shelter and walked out with a dog. For two and a half years that... Continue Reading →

Love in the Midst of Tragedy

Monday night, 22 people lost their lives in a cowardly act of terrorism in Manchester, UK. As people are identified, we grieve for those lost in this senseless act of violence. With the community banding together and posts from around... Continue Reading →

Practical Discipleship: 3 ways discipleship shows itself in everyday life.

Often times, we get stuck in the grand gestures of life. I know I can get paralyzed by the fact that I can never be Elijah or Paul or Peter. Their ministries had flashy and moments of grandeur that I... Continue Reading →

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