That One Kid

As I’ve probably mentioned, I had the fine opportunity of going to the CentriKid children’s camp this summer at Southwest Baptist University. On the first day, one of the boys--I’ll call him JD--a young man who had absolutely driven me nuts for a year on Sunday mornings, walked up to me.

Starting the Journey Home

I’m not much of a basketball fan, but an image from a long-ago game sticks into my mind. Larry Bird, playing for the Celtics, was on fire one night. He takes a shot from beyond the three-point line and immediately heads toward the other end of the floor. Did he wait to see if the shot would fall? No. He just knew.

When It Rains, It Pours

Have you noticed that we don’t just get gentle rains this summer? Instead, we seem to be getting a minimum rainfall of an inch at a time, all of it falling in about fifteen minutes. This last Saturday night, we had another gutter-buster. My mother’s rain gauge, just a block away from my house, registered five inches of rain, although it is possible that some of that came from gutter overflow.

In Quest of the Big Fish

After many years of anticipation, Star Wars fans were greeted with The Phantom Menace in 1999. This (in my opinion) dreadful installment of the Star Wars saga gave us Jar Jar Binks and a thousand nods to the first films from the 1970s and 80s.

Called to Be Encouragers

As Americans we idolize independence. We have bought into a myth that says that the key to happiness is independence. Obviously that’s not true. God says that the key to happiness is not independence but interdependence. We need each other.

Why Should We Worship?

Sunday morning is here and it is time once again to visit your local church home for a refreshing word from your faithful pastor. He has always been one to leave you challenged and energized after a detailed walk through the Scriptures.