How Can We Help? (2 Corinthians 9: 1-15) It’s that time of the year again, that time when it seems as if everyone has their hand out for a donation to a no doubt worthy cause. It ranges from the mailouts that fill your mailbox from national organizations seeking a donation to their cause [...]
Children of the Day (1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11) One of my assignments when I was a young Houston Police Officer back in the late 1970s and early 80s was to the Radio Patrol division and my area of patrol responsibility included a section of the city that was known for its nightlife. It had [...]
The Big One is Coming (Matthew 25: 1-13) When Teresa and I told her mother that we were moving to Washington State she said she could never live there because of all the earthquakes. I gently reminded her that Texas and Mother Nature had more ways to kill you than I could count, such [...]
Keeping it Simple (1 Thessalonians 2: 1-13) In all the different careers I’ve had there was a basic approach and job description. One that thankfully didn’t involve any math other than counting by tens, twenties, and hundreds. Policing was pretty basic. Answer your radio when called, take a report, conduct a basic investigation, and [...]
Polyticks (Matthew 22: 15-22) In Texas the play-on-words description that we had for politics was: “Polyticks” as in many bloodsucking parasites. And like every joke there was a kernel of truth behind the joke that made it all the funnier or tragically true. And I can tell you that I know this from experience, [...]
When Jesus asks us to severe him we must be like the disciples and do it at once casting a wide net to bring as many as we possibly can to Him.
Being the kind of Christian that God desires is something you grow into.
As we focus on the other person and his or her needs, God will communicate our caring attitude and our words will be natural, loving, and compelling.
Solomon's point is that God has a plan for all people, his creation, and thus, he provides cycles of life, each with its work for us to do.
God has put his son in charge of the family business.