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 […]

Seeing Sin In Ourselves and In Society

Scripture: Ezekiel 24:1-13 Seeing Sin In Ourselves and In Society What is the last thing that really set off your anger? I find myself enraged at someone else’s bad or inappropriate behavior pretty regularly these days. Something is just in the air and social media seems to be intensifying it. I try to ask myself, […]


Flawed Families Of Th­e Bible is a good book written by two friends, Drs. Diana & David Garland.* I was ­flying when I read Flawed. The ­flight attendant walked by and after noticing the book’s cover said, “Aren’t they all.” I smiled back with “we each have our stories.” The next time she walked my […]

Pools of Grace

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 The truth is there are just some people you don’t want to turn around. For some of us the names of ‘those’ people are as blatant as a neon bumper sticker, protest rally trending on twitter or a full-page ad taken out in the Sunday newspaper. For others of us the names […]


“Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and in the […]

Separation & Divorce – Rebuilding Our Lives

Life happens. Grace moves us forward. And there is a lot to learn along the way. If we live long enough all of us know the need to begin again in some area of our life. Which is why divorce is not the end of a person’s ability to build a renewed life. As we […]