December 16, 2019

Jane is a person of grace and humility. Last week, she sent me the following email. I pray it means as much to you as it does to me. "Tom, I said I wouldn't do this again, but this experience was so powerful to me that I have to share it. If you are desperate … Continue reading December 16, 2019

December 4, 2019

Someone once told me the most segregated hour of the week is 11:00 on Sunday morning. Sadly, I think there’s a lot of truth to that. And while most people think in terms of racial segregation, I believe it goes much deeper. While I do see segregation due to the color of someone’s skin, I … Continue reading December 4, 2019

December 3, 2019

Every Christmas, Merlene and Anton give Shannon and me a beautiful potted poinsettia. These stunning flowers always add even more magic to the Christmas decorating that Shannon does in our house. Yesterday, Merlene brought the poinsettia to the church. As usual, it was a breathtaking specimen. As everyone in the office began to comment on … Continue reading December 3, 2019

December 2, 2019

The church campus has some absolutely beautiful pecan trees that have produced a beautiful crop. Yesterday, before the first worship service, as I walked across the back of the sanctuary, Gary said, "I just picked up two big pecans on the way in and if your sermon is bad, I will stay awake by eating … Continue reading December 2, 2019