Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things About A Texas Weekend

I don't ride horses, wear cowboy hats, hunt deer, or eat barbecue brisket.But I am Texan.It's hard to understand if you're not from there, but if you are you know what I mean: it's always home.So I was excited to travel there this past weekend with my 18 year old son...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five ‘Always’ & ‘Never’

"Always" and "never" are words you're never supposed to use in marital spats (or that you're always supposed to avoid), but I thought I'd give some of the leading "always" and "never" moments from my life.1. I've never won at Bingo. And in doing nursing home ministry...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things About Having A Son

As I posted last week, my daughter celebrated her 21st birthday on September 2.Well, yesterday my son Riley turned 18.Twenty-one and 18 . . . two major milestones.Anyway, as some of you know I was in the early days unsure about my ability to be a father to a son. I...

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Twenty-One Years Ago Today . . .

. . . I became a dad.We lived in Georgetown, Kentucky, I was in my last year at Asbury Seminary, and our daughter Taylor Charlotte Davis was born at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.I still remember that she had a head of thick dark hair (like her mom, of...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Guilty Pleasures

Here are my (current) Top Five Guilty Pleasures:1. Payday Candy Bar. Lunch is simply not complete without one. Or two.2. Pardon The Interruption with Michael Wilbon & Tony Kornheiser on ESPN. If I could be home everyday at 5:30 p.m., I would be. Insightful and...

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Some Things I’ve Learned Through Personal Experience

Here are some random things I've learned through the years from personal experience . . .People feel valued when you remember their name.If you go cheap, you get cheap.Rogaine helps you keep what you got better than it replaces what you lost.Regular fasting brings...

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A Boy Of Summer

Time Magazine recently featured a cover story called The Case Against Summer Vacation.So in response, I put together some things I miss about childhood summers. I don't know if those dog days helped or hurt my academic progress, but I sure loved them. Here's...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Led Zeppelin Songs

My goodness, I loved these guys in high school.I never wore the T-shirts or had the hair or did the drugs, but I sure loved the music of Led Zeppelin. I even remember getting permission one night to see the midnight showing of their movie The Song Remains The Same...

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A Lesson At The Safeway

Most Saturdays when I was a small child, I would go shopping with my mom at the Safeway Grocery Store in the Snider Plaza shopping center near our home in Dallas, Texas.And every time we'd go, I would ask her the same question as we neared the end of our trip: "Can I...

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