Monthly Archives: June 2013

Integrity Isn’t Good Enough

When you get what you want in your struggle for life And the world makes you king for a day. Just go to a mirror and look at yourself And see what that man has to say.   For it … Continue reading

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Walking Faith and the Unexpected Baseball Lesson

Walking our dog, Faith.  She and I are now enrolled in Obedience Class For Puppies, which obviously is more for me than for her.  We’ve done pretty well, even got a clicker last week so now the walk [slow, Faith, … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story

The rest of the story [pun intended, in a moment] is more than a tagline for Paul Harvey.  In fact, it could be more a lesson in living and the required foundation before judgment is rendered. Here’s the situation:  The … Continue reading

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A Voice Against Abuse

No brainer.  For anyone.  Abuse is perhaps the worst 5-letter-word.  By anyone to anyone.  Could be in every venue and behind every home front door. We hear much of it with those far younger than most of us…bullying.  Doing the … Continue reading

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The Vitality of Carving Butter

Feeling important, valued, of essence…is more than a good idea. This Sunday I’m preaching again at Sunrise—they’re willing to take on another sermon.  I’m bringing with me a plastic cube of carved butter and a picture.  The value of each … Continue reading

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Yeah, Andrew!

The minute I received the official news three images came to mind about my son, Andrew. The first is his name.  He was born Andrew, it went to Andy, which he was called in elementary school [especially to dinner and … Continue reading

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A Voice Against Racism

Not a one of us.  Not one single one of us.  Is unable to think of something we hear that is racist.  The most dramatic case in point happened before game #4 of the NBA Championship game between the San … Continue reading

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More Than Buying A Pig

Never thought [really] I’d ever buy a pig.  But it happened.  Almost. Some back story:  As Conference Minister, working with over eighty churches in Texas and Louisiana and the mission project, Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi, it was important … Continue reading

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The Blessings Which Come From Gifting

Not every once in a while.  Not occasionally.  But, every single time, when invited to preach, something very special happens that blesses me.  Makes for resounding truth that one of the benefits of gifting [in this case, hopefully when I’m able … Continue reading

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“Classhood” Happens

What does it mean to have class? Lots of ways, of course.  Rather, I believe one of the finest ways to “classhood” is NOT to stand with unbended legs, arms folded with strength over your chest and a stiff neck.  … Continue reading

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