Honoring The Pastors In My Life – As Imperfect as WE are!

So I did the math. In my 59 years of life I have had eleven people I called Pastor —  and gladly so! And from my college days forward (pastor # 2 on the list) I worked and served...

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The Alpha Weekend Away

This past weekend a dozen sojourners slipped away to the welcoming home of Scott & Dianna King in the peaceful countryside of Aubrey, TX for the Alpha Course Weekend Away. This pivotal retreat in the 11-week Alpha Course created...

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Jennifer Grimes and Marcos Pizza Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – Jennifer Grimes the General Manager for Marco’s Pizza on W. Round Grove Road in Lewisville, TX has been recognized as the March 2019 Good Neighbor of the Month. The award is presented by Loving Community a...

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T-Shirts and Smiles! — A Grow Girl’s Celebration

It was truly a sight to behold! The smiles that dotted the faces of the girls and mentors alike as they proudly received their first ever Grow Girl T-shirts. It was enough to make this grown man cry :)! The...

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Has It Been Forty Years? — Celebrating and Serving Senior Adults

Getting older, it beats the alternative! You’ve heard this humorous quip, right? And it’s true. To date no one has discovered the fountain of youth. Try as we may we can’t hold back the hands of time. I’m reminded...

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Cooperate, Cooperate, Cooperate – Let’s Cooperate! Paul Baxley’s Six Stop Texas Tour

This week I attended a breakfast gathering featuring Paul Baxley the newly elected Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The event is one of six Texas stops designed to introduce Baxley to Texas Baptist. It was sponsored by...

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You Belong! — Two Words Found In Third Places

Meet my friend Glen. And after my wife Sharon most mornings Glen is the second person to greet me. Glen is the Club Manager at the local Planet Fitness where I work out. Glen has an AWSOME beard and...

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Learning Patience for Lent — Way to GO Valley Ranch Baptist Church!

Yesterday began the season of Lent. In my morning meditations I mulled over what character trait or activity on which to focus my commitment for the coming 40-days.  And then it came to me!  In addition to my annual giving...

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The Circle of Life – Loving Celebrations AND Loving Memories

As a Community Pastor I often walk with people in the “thin places” of life. The joy of love and marriage, the grief of a death and loss, the potential in the birth of a child —also spiritual beginnings,...

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Hike to Help 2019 – Lessons From the Trail

This past weekend was the 4th Annual Hike to Help, a challenging outdoor fundraiser sponsored by Loving Community, benefitting the kid’s mentoring initiatives Boys2Men, Grow Girls and Men of Distinction. The two day, one night wilderness experience was lots...

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