Four Weddings and Two Funerals — A Reminder to “Live Your Dash”

Roller coaster! — Yes, a fitting hashtag to capture my past few days! Tears of joy and tears of sorrow flowed freely at the four weddings and two funerals which I officiated. Celebrating new beginnings and mourning life’s endings...

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WWJD? – #walkout #walkup #walkaround-NOT!

Remember WWJD? In 1896 the Kansas Congregational minister Charles Sheldon published a novel called In His Steps: What would Jesus do? in which a town is revolutionized when Christians "pledged themselves, earnestly and honestly for an entire year, not...

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Church Closes Doors One Week After Easter

The church building was full just seven days ago. Holy Week prior bustled with the activity of traditional Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. Saturday brought smiles and laughter of children at the annual community Easter event. And yet —...

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Bruce Quill Recipient of Good Neighbor Award

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – Coppell resident Bruce Quill has been chosen as the March 2018 good neighbor of the month, an award presented by Loving Community a local neighborhood advocacy group. Quill is part of a growing population of retired corporate...

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Sorry Easter You Didn’t Make The Final Four — Rankings of Most Popular Holidays

Ahh…Spring is in the air! The signs are all around us. Flowers are blooming, daylight savings time is back, and college basketball’s March Madness with its rankings of the 64 best teams is in full swing. And oh yes,...

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2018 Missional Conversations Series — The Pilgrim Ways of Jesus

You’re invited Saturday morning (February 24) as Dr. Michael Stroope from Truett Seminary at Baylor University kicks off the Forge Dallas 2018 Missional Conversations Series at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, TX. In our ever changing national and cultural...

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Pilgrims Wanted — Hazardous Journey, Small Wages – You In?

How’s that for a help wanted ad! Given the hipster job title “Pilgrim” and stellar job perks you might assume not too many resumes would hit my inbox. But hold on — you might be wrong! My experience is some...

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We Call Bull S**t — The Sermon on the Mount Circa 2018

Worse weeks I can hardly imagine. A day on the calendar circled for loving, tragically became a breaking headline of evil and hate. The diabolical pull of a trigger shattered lives and dreams. And if the sight of distraught...

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COLD Night, Warm Hearts – Hike to Help 2018 Adventure

I love a good adventure! And the highest elevation point on the Ouachita Trail (Mount Rich 2,681 ft - not bad for AR) and plummeting temperatures didn’t disappoint! This past weekend our hearty group of backpackers trekked 6 miles (us...

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Golfers Doing Good — Recipients of Good Neighbor Award

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – A group of Coppell based “golfers doing good” have been chosen as the December 2017 good neighbors of the month, an award presented by Loving Community a local neighborhood advocacy group. So the question is can you...

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