Monthly Archives: July 2015

More Snow Than Slush

I never got to the sermon yesterday. Tried. But failed. Not even a blur. Not sure why. Have been reading David Brooks’ “The Road To Character.” I am more a scribe than one with authority, but if I could I … Continue reading

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Reading The Voice Of A Prophet

A joy in ministry is to receive the blessing of insight and wisdom from valued friends. Jo Hudson and I met in 1997 when she was pastor at Friends UCC in College Station. She has been Senior Pastor/Rector at the … Continue reading

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Does It Take A Train Wreck To Get Our Attention?

Not sure. But I believe I am. The quote this morning hit front and center, a short statement from someone watching “Trainwreck” in a Lafayette Louisiana movie theatre. Shots fired, 3 people died, including the 59 year old drifter-shooter from … Continue reading

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All Hat And No Cattle

The question was easier to ask than answer, “What does leadership mean when valued?” First thought was it’s easier to answer what leadership isn’t. So I will. Not that I am exempt to this claim. Want to use another Texas … Continue reading

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Locked and Loaded Lately? What About To Hang and Rattle?

Was thinking this morning about the learning [reference to a previous blog on learning curves] of being in Texas. No surprise that Texas is in the Bible Belt with Dallas being the buckle. But it’s also the case that Austin … Continue reading

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When The Church Battles Atrophy

I have this theory. Some proof-data, but mainly what I’m “sensing” from pastors who share their current world. The theory goes like this: rich people—make that very rich people—are not always [or all the time] contained by their check book. … Continue reading

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Slapping A Bee Hive

It may not mean much to the world, let alone to Texas. But. Know what? It means something to me and Diane. Tomorrow we’re heading to Whataburger and ordering lunch! Let me explain. For many of us, literally no matter … Continue reading

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