Back Story to My “Trail Guide” Series

In early 2021, I received a God-PING. The prompt was to turn my Wednesday evening Going Deeper messages into a series of verse by verse treks through entire books of the New Testament. These books would have the NLT scripture text baked in and offer engaging commentary, colorful stories and illustrations, practical applications, questions toContinue reading “Back Story to My “Trail Guide” Series”

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Don’t Skip Thanksgiving (whatever you do)

Thanksgiving falls between two commercial holidays. The fact that no one has figured out how to make a lot of money off of it, has esentially saved it. I am grateful. There is a lot to like about Thanksgiving. I love the fact we don’t buy each other gifts. You don’t have to draw namesContinue reading “Don’t Skip Thanksgiving (whatever you do)”

I Don’t Like Halloween

I have never been a fan of Halloween. It is not a hill I am going to die on but I do have a few thoughts you may wish to consider. Especially if you are a Christian. 1. Google “Halloween.” If you are going to celebrate it, you ought to know what you are celebrating.Continue reading “I Don’t Like Halloween”

My Sweetheart has Cancer (thank you for another day)

A few months back, Melissa had a routine mammogram. All was well. In the spring, pain developed in her breast and she eventually went to see about it. They could find no lump but did another mammogram to be certain. There it was. The size of a pea; aggressive and growing quickly. Things got blurredContinue reading “My Sweetheart has Cancer (thank you for another day)”

Dealing with Disappointment (at Christmas)

It is 100% certain that you will be dealing with people who have disappointed you during this holiday season. When we are around people who have disappointed us in one way or the other, a myriad of emotions are sent into frenzy by our brain. Particularly if these people who have hurt us are peopleContinue reading “Dealing with Disappointment (at Christmas)”

“Trail Guide to the Gospel of John” Has Been Released!

My goal was to write a one stop, “lay person’s” commentary on John’s Gospel that people couldn’t put down.

Christmas is Messy

I don’t like messy things.  I like gleaming cars that look like you just drove them off the lot, straight offices featuring burled wood and immaculate homes that look they jumped out of a magazine.  I like weed-less, fresh trimmed lawns with perfectly edged sidewalks and landscaping that shows someone thought ahead.  I know thatContinue reading “Christmas is Messy”

Hell-fire and Salvation

I was saved when I was seven.  We were holding a revival at Oak Wood Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas and I walked down the aisle during the invitation; somewhere between the fortieth and forty-first verse of “Just as I Am.”  At that altar I repented of my dastardly ways, prayed to receive ChristContinue reading “Hell-fire and Salvation”

Need a Fresh Start in 2021?

I recently heard someone say they were “hoping” for a better year in 2021. It didn’t sit right with me. To quote my Financial Coach Mark Brooks, “Hope isn’t a strategy.” I suggest we “choose” a better year in 2021. Here are ten choices you can make right now! 1. Choose to be happy ThatContinue reading “Need a Fresh Start in 2021?”

A Dozen and One Pre-Christmas Hacks (2020 Edition)

A Dozen and One Pre-Christmas Hacks (2020 Edition) https://rememberbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/dozen-survival-tips-for-holidays/ — Read on rememberbooks.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/dozen-survival-tips-for-holidays/