Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Swine Flu Alert

If you wake up and see this in the mirror, you might not want to go to work!

Monday, September 28, 2009


So it's been a while. If you're still out there and checking my site, thanks!

The last few weeks were full. Between administrative duties (we Southern Baptist run on a different schedule. September 1st start our new SS year, October first starts our new financial year, and January 1st starts our new calendar year), sermon prep, I also had four funerals this month, several major surgeries in the church, and I found out that I have diabetes. A full September for sure.

We have learned much about diabetes, including a session with the PA at our doctor's office that specializes in diabetes awareness. We have much to learn, but we are confident that a change in life style, coupled with medications will allow me to control the disease without becoming insulin dependent.

On the church front, the new church year and resumption of the school year has brought our attendance up. This is always encouraging.

So we battle on, as always. I am hoping to resume regular post in the month of October and cathch up on some of the topics I have missed.

With love to all and in Him,

How 'bout Them Dawgs!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be Back Soon

Hey everybody.

I have been dealing with a crazy busy schedule and some medical problem over the last few weeks. I should be back this week on my schedule and finish up my posts on the Fruit of the Spirit and some really interesting stuff on Revelation, plus some insight into my mysterious absence.

In Him.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Max Lucado has done it again. With Fearless, Lucado tackles the most basic of human emotions. Why do we suffer from fear? Lucado opens up the book by asking this question. He then spends the next thirteen chapters detailing some basic fears that most of us suffer. The last chapter summarizes the book by looking to God to protect us. After all, if God is in control, why should we fear anything?

In typical fashion, Lucado mixes humor with emotion, story-telling with object lesson, and ourselves in perspective with God. He has woven these qualities into a tapestry of emotion. By recounting fear in his own life, he opens up the imagination and allows us to contemplate our own fears in our own lives. In doing so, he opens up a window into some dark places. However, this ultimately allows the light of Christ to shine in.

This work also includes a study guide for each chapter at the end of the book. This would make for a great solo study, or even in a small group setting or Sunday School class.

If you are like me and have loved any of Max’s work, (I own a copy of all of his Christian living titles) you will be especially drawn to Fearless. I highly recommend it!