Fishers of men-Top 10

It’s a golden oldie. Many of you know it well. It’s the call of Jesus to His disciples who were fishermen. At the very beginning of His earthly ministry, Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee and encountered these simple fishermen. He simply said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” […]

The Perfect 10 for 2018

Happy New Year, everyone. As you read this we’re just a few days into 2018, and there’s still time to set your goals and aspirations for this coming year. I have a most excellent suggestion as to how you can live the happiest, healthiest, most wise year possible. I shared this with you several years […]

St. Nicholas to Santa Claus

Let’s go back again to the “Liturgical Calendar.” On it today, December 6, is a designation not very familiar to most of us. Today is “St. Nicholas Day.” Yes, “that one,” who has given rise to our old friend Santa Claus. Again, many articles and website entries have given us information about this, and I’ll […]

For all the saints

I’m actually writing this article on Nov. 1. On the “liturgical calendar” of The Church, used mainly by Catholics, Lutherans, and Anglicans, but also by many others, November 1st is set aside as “All Saints’ Day.” I thought I’d share a little about this day and its meaning. So many articles and official documents have […]

Come celebrate The 500th

Western Civilization was changed forever, for the good. Our world took a dramatic turn toward the better for all. Our world was given new shape and enlightened thought with these events we now remember and ponder anew. Our relationship with God was re-defined and re-established, very much for the better. The reality of “what one […]

Harvey, Irma and you

As I write this, Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Texas are heavy on my mind and in the forefront of my prayers. I am from Texas, having attended both junior high and high school in Baytown, one of the places hardest hit by the flooding waters. In fact, when you were watching The Weather […]

Back-to-school prayers

Yes, it’s that time of year again … back-to-school. I trust those of you who got back into your school year routines last week have had a good start and a bright outlook for a successful year. Please know that I’m praying for all of you in the rigors of teaching and learning. In fact, […]

Your happy and successful marriage

If you know me and my ministry at all, you know that I strongly believe marriage is “God’s idea” and that His sole intention, specifically declared in Scripture, is for marriage to be the life-long union of one man and one woman. And I believe that marriage and family are still the backbone of our […]

I love VBS

Yes, indeed, I do love VBS, Vacation Bible School. We just finished our VBS week at Prince of Peace, and I’m still celebrating the joys and fulfillment it provided to all the children who attended and to those of us adults who taught and helped. These are the things I love about VBS. I love […]

Graduates — the six best questions

I have not been asked to deliver a commencement address this year, but if I were, here is what I would say. You might share this with your graduate. Wise decisions. You graduates here today have obviously made some very wise decisions already, decisions that have brought you to this day of accomplishment. Congratulations. But […]

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