Most of us have long been enamored with the Dr. Seuss story How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, he believes if he just strips everything away, Christmas will be no more. He takes the gifts, the decorations, the roast beast and even the candy. Cindy Lou Who with… Continue reading How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas
It's easy to be thankful when everything is good. I'm always thankful when the sky is blue and the weather is perfect. I'm especially thankful when I feel good, had a great night's sleep and when all is well with those I love. I'm extremely grateful when food and drink are plentiful and all seems… Continue reading Thankful No Matter What
It's been years since we had a snow day here in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I think I heard one newscaster say five years. The media therefore has been proclaiming from the rooftops that we were going to have one today. The areas just west of us are covered in ice and snow today… Continue reading The Almost Snow Day
This is not the blog I wanted to write. I was halfway finished with an entry about God being present in the details of life, scripture supporting that and how our souls thrive on very particular details. I had already titled it Real Life which was the name of a newspaper column I used to… Continue reading Eight Years
Early in my ministry I had books of canned sermon illustrations. You could look up any topic and find a story, joke or charming anecdote. For example, JOY: Jesus and Moses were playing golf.... Thank God I rid myself of all those books. They were terrible. Thank God I learned real life was richer, fuller,… Continue reading joy.