#TBT — June, 1980, Texas Sectionals, San Antonio, Texas

This happened 40 years ago this week: It's from the finals of the 1980 Texas Sectionals Championship for Boys' 18-and-under at the McFarlin Tennis Center in San Antonio.  I won the match and the tournament by beating Neil Adams 6-4, 6-2. As far as I can tell, I am...

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Guiding Principles For Returning To “Indoor” Worship

We distributed this video last week to answer the question, "When are we coming back?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv0I9iJwh4g&t=90s Here are the principles in writing: We value being right over being first. We anticipate a rush to open by some churches in our...

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What A Photo And Its Caption Taught Me About Leadership

I’ll admit it: I have an uneasy relationship with leadership. In some ways I think I lead well. In a lot of others, I know I don’t. Nevertheless, in this ongoing life tutorial about leadership, I learned a valuable lesson recently. And that lesson stemmed from this...

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The “Eye Surgery” Sermon Map Rewind

For the second straight Sunday, I interrupted a series to deliver a message more designed than written; more mapped than manuscripted. Here's the general flow of what I hoped to accomplished.  I did in fact lead to a pretty coherent bottom line: Why be color blind...

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