Daily Devotional January 20, 2021

Yesterday, I got up at 3:00 AM, wrote the Daily Devotional, exercised, ate breakfast, got cleaned up and drove through a monsoon to get to the church.  I had a lot on my mind including needing to finish the sermon for a funeral I had in the afternoon for an absolutely wonderful man.As I pulled … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 20, 2021

Daily Devotional January 19, 2021

When I get to heaven, I have a lot of questions for God.  One of them is why on earth would God create Mesquite trees?  Yesterday, I cut these horrible trees off the dam of a large tank.  This was not something I wanted to do but to ignore those trees growing on top of the … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 19, 2021

Daily Devotional January 18, 2021

Many Sundays, after the worship services end, I offer an apology to God for a sermon that should have been better.  Yesterday was one of those days. Then, I got a message from Chris that told me at least one person was able to decipher what I was trying to communicate in a very deficient … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 18, 2021

Daily Devotional January 15, 2021

Rerun of Daily Devotional January 10, 2017In looking at my two daughters’ senses of humor, the old saying, “The nut didn’t fall too far from the tree,” comes to mind.Lindsey sent the following message with the caption, “I thought of you when I saw this.”  I am so proud.  This is what she sent:Y’all need … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 15, 2021

Daily Devotional January 14, 2021

Barbara sent the following story.  I pray it helps you cut the strings. "The first police officer reaches under the one-ton bale of hay and attempts to lift it off of me. Of course, it doesn’t budge. He grabs his flashlight and shines it under the hay into my face. I blink. He yells over … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 14, 2021

Daily Devotional January 13, 2021

Because of Shannon's shoulder surgery, she has been unable to drive for the past two and a half months.  This has meant on the days she has therapy appointments, she has had to drive into work with me.  These early morning trips have led to some fascinating conversations. Yesterday, as we were driving to the … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 13, 2021

Daily Devotional January 12, 2021

Last week I was on vacation.  It was not a good week.For the past eighteen months, Shannon has been treating one of our horses for cancer.  This included taking Hope to Texas A&M eight times, daily chemotherapy applications, and three surgical procedures.  None of it worked.A few months ago, we brought Hope home.  The goal … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 12, 2021

Daily Devotional January 8, 2021

Rerun from a simpler time:  Daily Devotional January 8, 2018 Sunday is always my favorite day of the week because of three worship services, lunch, and afternoon naps.  That’s about as good as it gets, but yesterday had an added bonus. After lunch, I stopped by Tractor Supply to get a specialized oil filter wrench.  … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 8, 2021

Daily Devotional January 7, 2021

I remember, as a little boy, being afraid my father would be killed in Vietnam. I remember being afraid my brother would die in a tank in Desert Storm. I remember being afraid when thousands died as planes slammed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. I will remember being afraid as an angry mob … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 7, 2021

Daily Devotional January 6, 2021

Earlier this week, Chris reached out to Pastor Kit and me.  He was in deep need of pastoral counseling.  This is how the text session went: Chris:  "Emily won't let me buy a new smoker.  I keep telling her that Acts 10:13 is my life verse, and to get behind me Satan.  But it's not … Continue reading Daily Devotional January 6, 2021