Hitting the Curve Ball – This Girl Can Do It

It is commonly acknowledged that the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball.  Hall of Famer Ted Williams was quoted as saying "I think without question the hardest single thing to do in sports is to hit...

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Spiritual Awakening – Honey, Vinegar OR Chocolat

I’ve been mulling over spiritual awakening in my morning meditations this a.m.. How does it arrive? Where does it come from? What awakens our own hearts and the hearts of our neighbors to the ways of Jesus? Favorite chair, cup...

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Rest Break 2019 — Re-Capping 13 Days Away

I confess the mere idea of a “rest break” freaks me out a bit. I mean come on, who will save the world while I’m away! :) Or so goes the quirky and sometimes not so charitable thinking of...

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What I Am Learning: And Now That You Don’t Have To Be Perfect, You Can Be Good

“Perfection. To be perfect. What a marvelous idea! There’s only one problem…we’re not. And when imperfect people aspire to perfection the results can be disastrous…” or so writes Pastor Brian Zahnd.  And this is what I am learning. John Steinbeck’s...

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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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