How to Have a Great Funeral

I attended a funeral this past weekend. It was a great funeral, really great. And no, “great funeral” isn’t an oxymoron. The mother of a good friend died of Alzheimer’s. As you know, Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. It robbed this woman of many years of her life and made her last seven years extremely […]

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Prayers for a Guarded Tongue

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life Chapter  6  Did I Just Say That? Prayers for a Guarded Mouth Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3   Recently, my family and I made the short drive from our home in Austin […]

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Caution: Babies Taking Flight

Recently, as I was driving into the Denver airport to drop my daughter off for a flight, we noticed a sign warning drivers to use caution as baby eagles that lived in the area were just learning to fly. My first thought was that the sign actually would make drivers less cautious as they, like […]

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Why Pray for Instant Obedience

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life. There are several reasons to pray for a rapid Obedience Response Time. Here are just a few. First, God promises to honor obedience. The Bible is loaded with statements about the importance of obedience in a believer’s life. God seems to go out of his […]

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Starbucks and Blankets

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life.  Tony Colvin is currently the Director of Creative Arts at the church I pastor. Tony and his wife, Karen, are two of my favorite people, and have always demonstrated a high degree of commitment to doing God’s will, no matter how challenging. Tony left a […]

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A Very Bright Light in Austin–For Nearly 30 Years!!!!

I had the pleasure of serving last Sunday at the Angel House Soup Kitchen. I was there with a group of volunteers from ACF as part of our Fifth Sunday Serving emphasis. It was an inspiring day. Way back in 1986 pastor Frank Deutsch was led by God to start a ministry to the poor, […]

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World Class Obedience

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life Chapter 5 No Delay: Prayers for Your Obedience Response Time  When God says “Go,” how long does it take you to respond? Are you prone to negotiate, stall or seek second and third opinions? Do you look for escape clauses and pre-obedience agreements? Or, when […]

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Today the Gay Pride Flag, Tomorrow the Christian Flag. Right?

Last week the US Embassy in Israel flew the Gay Pride flag right below the US flag. The flag was flown as an act of support and solidarity for Gay Pride week in Israel.   U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro’s office in Israel issued the following statement in two languages: Proudly flying the colors! For the […]

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How to Stay Close to Jesus

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life.   The Secret to Proximity In John 15, Jesus gave his disciples a vivid picture of what it means to be close to him. It was the night before his crucifixion, and Jesus wanted to make sure his followers knew the secret to staying near […]

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