May 11, 2021 – The Conviction of the Holy Spirit

May 11, 2021 – The Conviction of the Holy Spirit

Texas history is full of heroes, but Sam Houston is one of my favorites. Houston’s battle cry, “Remember the Alamo!” helped win independence for Texas. Much later still, he married the daughter of a Baptist preacher and trusted Christ as his Savior. His was a drastic conversion, as he purposed to live a life of righteousness.

April 20, 2021 – Age is No Excuse

April 20, 2021 – Age is No Excuse

I have enjoyed the pleasure that came from several friends and mentors in my life who were in their later years. Most churches and Christian ministries today could not continue without the totality of the dedication and determination of these senior committed Christians sharing their gifts and talents.

January 12, 2021 – A Man of the Word

January 12, 2021 – A Man of the Word

If we don’t read the Bible, we don’t know what it says. Many think they know what it says without ever reading it. They let their assumptions about God and the Christian life guide them instead of looking in the Book to see what God really says. As a result, many have horribly flawed views of God and what He requires of us.

December 1, 2020 – Abiding in Christ

December 1, 2020 – Abiding in Christ

For thousands of years, farmers have created new fruit trees using grafting methods. The fact that a limb from another tree can be grafted into the host tree is an amazing process. Once the branch is properly grafted on the root stock or tree, it will begin to receive nourishment from the host, so that it becomes a permanent part of the host and can bear fruit.

June 2, 2020 – Take a Stand

June 2, 2020 – Take a Stand

Nowadays, we face many social and peer pressures to conform and be compliant. People tell us “not to rock the boat”, but to trust political leaders and media sources that try to intimidate us. It is noteworthy when someone stands up for their faith and convictions, others gain confidence to join with us, for courage is contagious.

June 20, 2017 – No Pain No Gain

June 20, 2017 – No Pain No Gain

An Ironman Triathlon is about as grueling as it gets. Think about this – swim 2.4 miles in cold water, bicycle in the wind 112 miles, and then run/walk 26.2 miles in the heat of the day. The premiere athletes, who finish in the top two or three positions, complete the 140 mile course in eight and a half hours. For many the day is much longer, lasting up to 17 hours. While we live out our lives on earth, sufferings and trials can teach us to develop patience and perseverance.

September 13, 2016-It’s About Grace

September 13, 2016-It’s About Grace

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions” Isaiah 43:25 One of my favorite composers was the late great Charles Wesley. He gave us hundreds of great hymns and praise choruses. During the late 1700’s he and his brother, John, provided much inspiration to the...