Daily Devotional for April 16, 2021

Earlier this week, hundreds of our church members were confused by a text that looked like it had come from me.  It said, “Hi, Hope you are staying safe?  I need you to do something for me.  Please text me back as soon as you get this message.  Thanks, Pastor Tom Robbins.”When one of our … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 16, 2021

Daily Devotional for April 15, 2021

Last Sunday, I was off for vacation.  It was also the first Sunday we opened Children’s Sunday school and the choir was back in the sanctuary.Four-year-old Stevie sat in the balcony during the second service.  When she saw the choir wearing their beautiful blue robes, she had an unexpected reaction.This is what Melissa posted on … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 15, 2021

Daily Devotional for April 14, 2021

Being a white male, I am at the very top of the societal food chain, so I say this as someone who knows I have benefited both from my race and gender.  This is not how our country was meant to be.America is in crisis.The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 14, 2021

Daily Devotional for April 13, 2021

Last Sunday, I was on vacation, so Pastor Kit preached the sermon in the worship services.  He did a magnificent job.Monday morning, Lucia explained she had missed church because she was in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex attending her grandchildren’s track meet.  I told her she had missed the greatest sermon our church has heard in … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 13, 2021

Daily Devotional April 12, 2021

Last week, I was on vacation.  I trimmed horse hoofs, took a trailer for repair, dug post holes for a neighbor's fence, replaced the tires on our travel trailer, began repairing a squeeze chute, designed and purchased the materials for a new dog run, and worked on host of other things that I have needed … Continue reading Daily Devotional April 12, 2021

Daily Devotional for April 2, 2021

Wednesday afternoon, Shannon sent me pictures of our newborn Brahman calf.  I was surprised by her color.Both the bull and cow are gray, but the baby was bright red with a few white spots.  This was completely unexpected.The bull’s name is Winston.  The cow’s name is Christmas.  That’s because Shannon insists on naming the cows. I … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 2, 2021

Daily Devotional for April 1, 2021

The five most important days of the year in the Christian calendar are Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, Good Friday, and Maundy Thursday.  This is one of those important days.Today, Maundy Thursday, may be the least understood of these five significant days.  It is the subject matter of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper,” painted between … Continue reading Daily Devotional for April 1, 2021

Daily Devotional for March 30, 2021

My all-time, favorite thing in the world is performing an infant baptism.  There is something about the act of a young couple allowing me to take their most precious possession in my arms and marking that child as belonging to God; that is a truly sacred event.  There are no words to describe the beauty … Continue reading Daily Devotional for March 30, 2021