Waiting

Some people are good at waiting. I have never claimed to be among them. I have many gifts.  Patience is something I'm glad many consider a virtue, but not something others use to describe me. Waiting  At the start of 2018 my wife and I moved into our new home. One day later we expected to receive the delivery of a refrigerator.  We purchased a new fridge because our old fridge would not fit in the space in our new home. Anything that could go wrong with this experience did.  The Read More …

Sermon: Another Opportunity

Sermon Text: Luke 13:1-9 Sermon Excerpt I can assure you that the saying “everything is bigger in Texas” is true when it comes to Christianity.  A Christianity Today cover story concluded, “Dallas . . . has more megachurches, megaseminaries, and mega-Christian activity than any other American city.” Travel back with me to my world in the 1990s.  I was living in Arlington, Texas – just outside of Dallas and Fort Worth.  The area was very much as Christian as I am making it sound, perhaps Read More …

Sermon: Reality Check

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:24-30 Sermon Excerpt Summer is almost here. It is a magical time for children – a time without school and a time for family vacations.  All of us who have traveled with children know to expect four very important words with some regularity during any trip: Are we there yet? We expect impatience with children for whom the joy isn’t in the journey, but the destination.  But, what about ourselves? Are you anything like me when it comes to struggling with Read More …