Share God’s word, not word salad

Share God’s word, not word salad

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to share God’s word with perfect clarity?  I’ve most often muddled the task when I have assumed I know what to say instead of understanding I don’t. The only perfect words are authored by our perfect God and it’s easy to get in his way...
The Painted Churches of Texas

The Painted Churches of Texas

Jim and I spent last week driving through small towns in Texas that I had never heard of. The wildflowers were beautiful, the cows were numerous, and the temperature was more like July than May. I had always wanted to visit the Painted Churches of Texas.  German and...
Salted conversations

Salted conversations

Do you ever feel bombarded by words in our culture today?  That probably seems like an odd thing to say, given that I make a living with my words. Recent news has certainly sent word bombs flying throughout all the media sources.  As Christians, how do we make certain...
Faith doesn’t always fix it, but it has an effect

Faith doesn’t always fix it, but it has an effect

What was your first thought when you learned about the death of Naomi Judd?  I really appreciated the family’s honest but private announcement. Everyone deserves that protection, even though the public will likely not honor it very much. I was saddened because Naomi...
At the perfect time, Jesus will return

At the perfect time, Jesus will return

We drove past an old cemetery in Mineral Wells, Texas, that was marked with a historic seal. That seal means some of the headstones probably date back to the Civil War or earlier. I’m fascinated by the history and all the stories represented by the headstones. In many...