posted on May 3, 2017
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I pastor a great church and I've learned that a great church is always busy applying what they sing about, read about in the Bible, pray about and preach about.   Unapplied faith is a dead faith.   First Methodist Church of Wac...  More >

posted on April 28, 2017
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T-ball games. Yard work. School events. Allergies.  Spring is in full swing.  I love this narrow season of beautiful weather when we can go outside and truly enjoy it. The mosquitos aren't too numerous yet and I can soak up some vitami...  More >

posted on April 24, 2017
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I remember when I was a new Christian and the concept of the mercy of God became very real to me.   I knew I was a sinner saved by God's grace and I was grateful for what God did for me on the cross.   I also knew that the Bibl...  More >

posted on April 21, 2017
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I'm all out of words.  Five Easter worship services, a couple of very serious pastoral care situations this week, a New Vision ministry event today (our program for older adults), and writing a sermon for Saturday night worship has left me a...  More >

posted on April 19, 2017
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I've learned a lot about God and money from Steve in the past 27 years. The most enduring image for me is Steve's reminder that all resources come from the Lord and fully belong to the Lord. What we call "ours" is really just His, on temporary l...  More >

posted on April 18, 2017
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The Monday after Jesus' resurrection was the first time the disciples awoke with a fresh understanding of who Jesus was adn who they were in relationship with the Risen Lord.  Their relationship with Him has been catapulted to a new level.&nb...  More >

posted on April 15, 2017
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The expanse of time between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is not insignificant.  It is a day for waiting. You've waited before, right? Waited in traffic,waited for news after a job interview,waited on medical test results that could change...  More >

posted on April 10, 2017
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I'm addressing this blog to anyone who plans to worship on Easter weekend at any church, anywhere, at any time.   I'm especially writing this blog for the people who attend the church that I pastor.   The First United Methodist...  More >

posted on March 31, 2017
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We started a little late this year, but we've planted seeds for our garden. We put some young plants into the ground, but my daughter really wanted to grow vegetables from seeds. So we are doing that too.  And oh, keeping those tiny sprouts a...  More >

posted on March 28, 2017
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I remember come back from Okinawa and moving back to San Angelo with my family in 1968.   We had lived in Okinawa for four years and had loved living in the Far East.   We swam in the China Sea and explored countless caves that...  More >

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