February 22, 2020

In 1836, living in Texas was tough. Those who immigrated from the United States, gave up the expectation of existing churches and schools.  Fighting Indians and scratching the dust to plant crops were the priorities of every settler. Unfortunately, the children missed...

February 15, 2020

Do you remember Valentine's Day when we were in the third grade? What fun. We would take paper valentines to school and give one to everybody in our class. And hopefully, we would get a valentine from that special someone. Of course, we always gave a valentine to the t...

February 8, 2020

Here’s a dilemma for you. Years ago, a friend of mine served as pastor of a struggling church. While there were many faithful people in the congregation, their efforts to grow attendance failed.

Interestingly, there was an elderly lady who attended church only on Sunday...

February 1, 2020

We stopped at a red light next to a new Toyota Tundra pickup truck. On the side of the Tundra, there was an emblem with a star that read “1794 Edition.” Later, after some research, I discovered that this truck was named for an event that occurred in early Texas history...

January 25, 2020

Pastor Hossein Soodmand and I held ministerial credentials with the same organization for many years. During the 80’s, Pastor Soodmand establish a thriving church in his native country of Iran. After much harassment by the Islamic government, Pastor Soodmand was arrest...

January 18, 2020

The caller said, “Pastor, can you visit my father? He is in hospice, and has requested that a minister stop by to see him.” As soon as possible, I went to his room, not knowing anything about his spiritual condition. Carl (not his real name) seemed anxious to see me an...

January 11, 2020

Mary loved Texas! And as a nationally known author, that love permeated her literature. Stirred by her writings, many people from the United States sold their homes and moved to Texas, “a splendid country – an enchanting spot.” Indeed, who would not be enticed to move...

January 4, 2020

Waking to a new day, the urge to do something really rebellious came to mind. I didn’t want to go to jail or lose my license to preach. I just wanted to be a little bit defiant.

Maybe it is the rancor coming out of Washington, or the constant drumbeat of ungodliness bel...

December 28, 2019

The interview for the position of Minister of Fine Arts was going as expected until the applicant asked me about intellectual property. Admittedly, this is a serious subject that our church had not addressed yet. After explaining our lack of policy, I asked the job see...

December 21, 2019

For Pastor Carhart, the first Christmas at “Saints' Roost” was a dream come true. No alcohol was sold in town, and only church people gathered at the Yuletide table. Time was given for Christmas carols and Scripture readings. In “Saints' Roost,” the citizens enjoyed a...

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