Living Your Best Life

God has a way for us to live our best life. From whatever is going on, and wherever we are standing in life, God has a best way forward for us. You may be in a ‘high-five, thank you God’ season of life, or you may feel like you’re walking through the valley’s shadow of […]

Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

Empowerment of the Holy Spirit Years ago, I returned to my home place in Boerne for a catch-up visit with Dad & Mother. As our sharing progressed through the night, mother contentedly fell asleep in her den chair. While Dad and I continued, I explained to him what I was learning about understanding God’s leadership […]

Sharing the Easter Promise by Les Hollon

Sharing the Easter Promise by Les Hollon We are an Easter people. We live in the truth and power of Christ’s resurrection. Your offerings fuel the capacity of our ministries to share the Easter promise with others. Our recent worship from Palm Sunday through Easter reveals how Christ is pulsating through us – girls & […]

Ten Years by Les Hollon

Ten Years A decade. 3,650 days. A call given. A call accepted. A grand adventure begun and continues. Thank you for allowing me to be your pastor. At times, along the way, one year seemed like 30 years, and other years seemed as one month. Filled with joys, challenges, and breakthroughs – the time has […]

Four Short Reflections by Les Hollon

        Four Short Reflections by Les Hollon • If you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans. But if you want to position yourself to see what God is showing you, then you have to look ahead and loosely make plans in light of what you see. Then trust God […]

Finding Home this Christmas by Les Hollon

Finding Home this Christmas by Les Hollon   Home. Just hearing the word stirs deep feelings within us. Why? Because we were made for home, that place & people where we know we belong. Our ultimate home-place begins with God whose centering love enables us to belong here on earth and forever in heaven. This […]

Leaders Come to Peace with the Pruning

Leaders Come to Peace with the Pruning By Les Hollon   Nine years ago, the Spirit whispered to me, “Trust me. I am calling you to Trinity. And I will prune you.” Pain, not pleasure, seemed to control the pruning metaphor of John 15:12. Because it was a Jesus teaching, I said “yes” to the […]

Can’t Sleep by Les Hollon

Can’t Sleep by Les Hollon  From my journal: Written 7 years ago (9/27/11) Sleep came hard. For a thousand nights, from the spring of 2011 to the spring of 2014, I felt the press of questions for which I was trying to figure out the answers. Not being able to sleep was new for me. […]

The Faith Factor in Spiritual Leadership by Pastor Les

The Faith Factor in Spiritual Leadership By Pastor Les Faith is the distinctive factor in spiritual leadership. Along with: clarifying & casting vision, living the mission, managing objectives & goals, analyzing & evaluating, measuring progress with metrics, coaching & supervising, and discerning the transformational stories to reveal what is truly happening–  thereis the God factor […]

Illustrations of God’s Work by Pastor Les

Illustrations of God’s Work Third grader Jackson Shelnutt draws my sermons. As I preached on Mother’s Day, he made this drawing. I tell him that he makes my sermons better than they actually are. Jackson was baptized during our Sanctuary service on May 27. On June 3, a young woman, graduate from Stanford & UT […]