Forge Dallas 2018 Missionary Residency

You’re invited to be a part! Beginning January 2018 and for the next five months you can learn from 10 leading missiologist, authors, and missional practitioners — and never leave the DFW metroplex! When you become a Forge Dallas missionary...

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Hike to Help – January 13-14, 2018 – Challenge the Body, Renew the Spirit

Some of my favorite life memories have happened outdoors in the wilderness. Taking in a panoramic view from a mountain top or gazing into a starlit sky renews my spirit. Is it any wonder that the Gospel stories of Jesus...

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Thanks-Giving — Your Generosity At Work Locally

Thanksgiving is a wonderful season in which to focus on our gratefulness. The Psalmist wrote, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, his love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 107:1 AMEN! As Sharon and I give thanks and count...

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’Tis the Season – Happy Hallo-Thanks-Christmas!

My sense of the holidays became discombobulated this past week! Perhaps you’ve noticed it also. I mean what’s the appropriate greeting? Trick or Treat, Happy Thanksgiving or Merry Christmas? My taste buds are equally confused. Should I finish off the...

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Building Bridges with Neighbors – Some Talk About It. Others Do It!

Meet my friend Summer Cromartie. She along with husband Matt and kiddos Jack & Jesse are the real deal! They are living out the life of Jesus in their Valley Ranch neighborhood via missional rhythms and practices. Get this, they...

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Cancer Wasn’t On My Calendar – Gratefully Celebrating The Pink This October

At the age of forty-two I was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. This year I celebrated my 14th year anniversary of being cancer free. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I am always reminded of my...

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Thanks To This Good Man – I Know This Great Woman

Friday I traveled to the small town of Weatherford, Texas to attend the funeral services of William Lloyd Burton Jr.. To my knowledge I never met Mr. Burton who was a school teacher having invested forty years in classrooms...

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Got You Covered Mr. President – Men of Distinction and Boys2 Men Kick-Off

“We need a renewed emphasis on civic learning in schools. And our young people need positive role models. Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral...

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When Up Is Down And Down Is Up – Merry Christmas and Goodbye Health Insurance

It’s been one of those weeks. One friend posted of an experience of when reading aloud in church Jesus Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), having a parishioner storm out citing “liberal propaganda”. In addition I also watched a national...

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Friday Faves – “Sweet” Times Volunteering with Mr. Harmon

Like clockwork on Friday’s at 7:30 a.m in through the doors walks Mr. Harmon. Always a smile on his face, a kind word, and ready to volunteer as a Grateful Dad! And what’s a bit ironic (or perhaps even poetic)...

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