posted on July 21, 2017
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This past weekend, I preached on Exodus 16, a passage in which the Israelites are given "daily bread" as provision from God and introduced to the concept of Sabbath. They are given bread from Heaven each morning, and they are to go out and collect...  More >

posted on June 26, 2017
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Dear First Family, We have just finished our “God is Big Enough – What Matters Most,”  message series.  It was our closing message series together, and it has been a wonderful time.  What we have shared together h...  More >

posted on June 20, 2017
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As I count down the few days, I have left as Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Waco ... I can't help but reflect on why I think the 20 years I have served here as Senior Pastor has been so amazing.   I will ...  More >

posted on June 14, 2017
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Father's Day is just a few days away.   As a pastor, I always try to speak special words to Mothers.  I'm gentle, joyful, and honoring.    However, when I speak to Fathers and in particular men,  I'm always more ...  More >

posted on June 5, 2017
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I've learned that getting ready for a camping trip, a vacation, a sermon, a work week is as important as the actual camping trip, vacation, sermon or work week.   The getting ready... is critical to the success of the GO!   If ...  More >

posted on June 2, 2017
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I try to write something for our church blog on Fridays. That's my hope, but that's not always what happens. I was thinking about this today while doing other things--but knowing I need to get something up here today. So why doesn't it happen? We...  More >

posted on May 22, 2017
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One of the aspects of the Bible that I have learned to love...  is its honesty in regard to human beings.   It a book about real people and a real God and the relationships between people and God.   It's full of ...  More >

posted on May 19, 2017
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Last Friday, we hosted two funerals. One was for a baby boy, the other was for a man who had been hit by a car. Both were tragic. Both Don and Madden were names on the top of my prayer list each morning for many days, praying for healing, for mir...  More >

posted on May 17, 2017
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Becoming more and more like Jesus is a spiritual journey, and as such, it requires supernatural power.  That power is found in a change of heart so all-encompassing that Jesus likens it to being born again.  A changed heart is God's...  More >

posted on May 8, 2017
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Technology is changing our world for the worst and for the better.  That is the nature of technology.   It can be used for good and for bad.   I've seen this list a few times but I think it's appropriate and helpful for th...  More >

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