Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Takeaways From A Sick Day

If you attended Good Shepherd on Sunday, you knew something was up with my voice.As in going, going, GONE!So Monday was laryngitis, doctors, Augmentin, and Prednisone. And being home alone.These don't happen very often, but what takeaways emerge from a sick day?Here...

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Baby Invasion, Week 2 — Almost Killing Jesus

  Isn't it true that most of us act differently when a baby arrives in ourlives?New moms weep.New dads weep harder. Grandmoms start cooing. Granddads start talking baby talk Aunts and uncles come bearing gifts. Friends who don't evenhave children of...

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Take It Up With God

To all those who complain that the lyrics in modern worship are overly repetitive -- and here's my favorite from that genre, Counting On God-- may I present to you Psalm 136.  From the bible.1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.His love endures...

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Top Five Realities Of Being A Lifelong SMU Football Fan

A lot of you know that because my father taught in the Law School at Southern Methodist University for 31 years AND because I grew up going to every home football game every year, I still have a quasi-irrational attachment to the SMU team.  I didn't go there for...

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Baby Invasion Begins With “The In Utero Leap”

I love this upcoming Christmas Series.I love the title:  Baby Invasion.I love the premise:  people act in strange ways when a baby invades their lives.  Especially the baby whose name was Jesus.And I love the talk that I get to give this coming...

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Scenes From A 99th Birthday Party

How often do you get to attend, much less host, a 99th birthday party?The answer is embedded into the question, isn't it?Here I am with my siblings surrounding my mother, Betty Davis, who turned 99 on Tuesday.  We had a gathering with about 50 of her Austin-area...

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