June 21, 2019

Rerun Friday Devotional for July 3, 2014 When I was in the army, every six months, my squadron would have a Hail and Farewell. This is where the officers their spouses would welcome the incoming officer families and say goodbye to those who were leaving. One year, for Halloween, my squadron commander decided that we … Continue reading June 21, 2019

July 19, 2019

Recently I’ve been thinking about who we want in our church. What would be the necessary qualifications for attending FUMC Temple? If the qualification is to be perfect, then the only two people in the sanctuary on Sunday morning would be Norman and me. The problem is that Norman falls asleep whenever I preach so … Continue reading July 19, 2019

June 17, 2019

Last week, Chris sent a text saying, "Did you see Whataburger sold out to a Chicagoan investment firm? :(" Knowing Chris is pretty truthful guy, but also not believing it was possible an iconic, important, southern institution would ever allow this horrible thing to happen, I looked it up for myself. Sure enough, Whataburger is … Continue reading June 17, 2019

June 14, 2019

Rerun Friday Daily Devotional June 21, 2015 This year for Father’s Day, Shannon bought me an above ground swimming pool. It came with an instructional DVD for assembly. The DVD showed a smiling couple happily assembling the pool. Each piece fit seamlessly. In watching the DVD, it was easy to see that this couple was … Continue reading June 14, 2019

June 10, 2019

Wayne is an extraordinarily remarkable person. He served our country as a Marine in Vietnam and was exposed to dangerously high amounts of Agent Orange. Today he suffers the consequences. I have known Wayne for fourteen years and watched as he battled a host of health issues, including cancer. And while I would have been … Continue reading June 10, 2019