posted on February 28, 2017
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Each year at the church I pastor, we make small aluminum pocket crosses available to our congregation.   It's our hope that each person will carry that cross in their purse or pocket all through the Lenten season as a reminder of the ama...  More >

posted on February 24, 2017
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Wednesday, March 1 begins a time in the life of the church that we call "Lent." It is the day known as Ash Wednesday, and you may see people out and about with black smudges or crosses on their foreheads. I often get asked "why do we do that?" or ...  More >

posted on February 23, 2017
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I recently saw an interview with Mandy Patinkin, the actor who played my favorite character in the movie, The Princess Bride. That character, of course, is Inigo Montoya, a man bent on avenging his father’s death. His famous line in the fi...  More >

posted on February 22, 2017
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As March is upon us, I am reflecting on what has been a super season of ministry from Christmas until now. Life Together was a great way to begin our year together. We also had another terrific Midweek of discipleship classes- God is so good! I wa...  More >

posted on February 20, 2017
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I love the passage in the Book of Acts where there is real clarity in how active early Christ followers were in meeting the needs of their community.  Acts 4:34 says, "There was not a needy person among them.."  The experience of the ear...  More >

posted on February 17, 2017
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Our family moved to the area a little more than seven months ago, and people periodically ask me, "how do you like living in Waco?" I usually respond with some version of "it's a great place to live." There are, indeed, many things to love about t...  More >

posted on February 13, 2017
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In Luke 2:21, eight days after the birth of Christ, he was called Jesus.  In the time of Christ a man was simply known by his given name and further identified by the town he lived in.  Thus we have Jesus of Nazareth.   The wor...  More >

posted on February 6, 2017
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Have you ever gone to an event, a camp, or a sporting event where you paid a fee to get in, and they had a special stamp that marked the back of your hand?  The mark is always hard to see, but if at any time during the day you left the e...  More >

posted on February 3, 2017
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One of my greatest honors is getting to pray for other people... to learn of their struggle, joy, sorrow, or uncertainty and to say their name aloud to the God who hears. This happens every day in person, through social media, on prayer lists, and...  More >

posted on January 30, 2017
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Jesus frequently found Himself in conflict with the religious and political leaders of His day. When He ignored or replace their teachings and traditions, they bristled, challenign His right to make change.  They challenged his authority to i...  More >

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