Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Truth Of Homosexuality

The personal life narrative is not ambiguous. Point: I can NEVER remember when I thought it was “unnatural and sinful” for homosexuality. I have ALWAYS believed and lived in the truth with regard to all others, that sexual orientation is … Continue reading

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Does God Recognize You?

I don’t remember, but Linda Conn, a dear buddy from First Christian Church in Lexington, Texas did. In her recent church Newsletter she shared a quote from the novel, “Mask of Sanity.” Thank, you, Linda. I had forgotten. Thanks be … Continue reading

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Do Giving and Generosity Get Sour?

In the course of ministry—actually in the course of living because my parents echoed the main thought of my doctoral professor, Doug Meeks at Eden Theological Seminary, “You grow when you give. Generosity and growth are in covenant when we … Continue reading

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Do Giving and Generosity Get Sour?

In the course of ministry—actually in the course of living because my parents echoed the main thought of my doctoral professor, Doug Meeks at Eden Theological Seminary, “You grow when you give. Generosity and growth are in covenant when we … Continue reading

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When the Empty Warehouse and Desert Don’t Matter

The backdrop at times becomes the fullness of the image. It’s an empty warehouse, unknown previous adornments and content. Empty. Stark. Bland. Pointless. It’s the desert—often a theme of wilderness. No flowers, no water, only dust and wind. In a … Continue reading

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Tapped Any Shoulders Lately?

The blessings of life arrive. I am touched. I am heartened. And, most of all, I am encouraged to tap shoulders. It could be at Costco when the cashier is affirmed for her efficiency and she fist-bumps with appreciation. It … Continue reading

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Finding God In A New Place

One of the virtues of living, planted in me, although virtue is mostly a goal and not realization, by my parents: DON’T BE AFRAID TO ADMIT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW. NEVER FAKE IT. MAKE CARING FOR OTHERS MORE THAN A … Continue reading

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Bottom Of The Lake

My world went to the bottom of the lake yesterday. Not metaphorically. But literally. The backdrop—a Waco friend, who “just happens to fish in bass tournaments,” asked me to go bass fishing on Lake Waco yesterday. I was grateful, even … Continue reading

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Good Deeds Don’t Go Unpunished…Yes?

I hear these more than seldom. Not always, but with a frequency that prompts me this morning. First, the title of Harold Kushner’s book, “When Bad Things Happen To Good People.” It’s a brilliant book by the Rabbi. To address … Continue reading

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Selling A Car…By The Pound

The news item more than caught my attention. It took me back to a moment, 1973 in fact, when I, too, had to sell a car. Sell a car? Stick with me on this. I’ve linked an item from MSN.Com … Continue reading

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