Forty Assets

I recently went to a training class, titled “Raising Highly Capable Kids”, about the forty developmental assets (identified by the Search Institute) to help young people grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible adults.  This training is designed to help parents achieve these assets. As I was learning about the forty assets, I was […]

Growing in Understanding

I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.  1 Corinthians 14:15 NIV  As we enter the 2019-2020 ministry year, we begin by directing our attention toward a verse that will guide much of what we do […]

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 […]

Bad Habits Can Hurt Your Marriage

According to a recent study, unwelcomed, unpleasant habits seriously stress a marriage. The bad habits are likely to become more irksome over time if allowed to persist. Relatively minor, unpleasant behaviors may be tolerated at first, but with time they are likely to grow stronger and more bothersome each time they occur. This really shouldn’t […]

Recharging the Battery Pack: Getting Ready for the Second Decade of Marriage

  As couples move into the second decade of marriage, stress comes from every side, putting pressure on the family relationships. Usually, by this second decade of marriage, there are children with their persistent needs. In addition, one or both partners is likely to be caught up in the demands of a growing career. The […]

Three Things

Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author, states that there are three primary things our loved ones needs from us. These are: time, touch, and testimony. The recognition that these actions are important to any relationship is not new or revolutionary. They are, indeed, truths that grow out of our common human experience. Let’s take […]

Summer Time for the Youth Ministry

This summer, God has once again proven Himself to be faithful. He has transformed lives, changed hearts, and began to mold and make us into who He wants us to be. He has showed us the importance of sharing His love with not only one another, but also to a world that so desperately needs […]

Spirit of the Living God, Break Me

In John 14:15-17, Jesus promised his disciples – he promised us “if you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. And while the world won’t accept or even recognize him, you will because […]

Cactus Pear Music Festival 

This summer, several performances from the 23rd season of the Cactus Pear Music Festival will be held at TBC.  The church has been given a limited number of complimentary tickets that will be given on a first -come-first served basis. To reserve your tickets, please contact the Music Ministry at (210)738-7721.  Once the complimentary tickets have […]

The Benefit of the Doubt in Marriage

Veronica and I have pretty much given up on regular broadcast and cable television. More often than not, we find ourselves watching a Hallmark movie. These romantic comedies present consistently beautiful scenery and handsome, energetic characters. However, the plots are, with some exceptions, stereotypically the same: An attractive, sophisticated character accidently runs into a handsome, […]