Sunrise Sermon: Answered Prayers

So much has happened within a two-week period:  devastating hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, price-gouging, missile launches, hate speech, terrorist attacks, and political gaffes. Thank God for neighbors helping neighbors, the Cajun Navy, the National Guard, and so many other every day heroes who all banded together to restore our faith in humanity. About a month ago,…

Sunrise Sermon: God is Good

Most church folks have a response for everything. They’re cliches, really, but sometimes they’re timely and relevant. Now, play along with me for a minute, and if you can answer them all, you might just be one of the church folks I alluded to earlier. Let’s play by filling in the blanks. I’ll give the…

Divine Appointments

Have you ever felt a tug to do something or go someplace, but you didn’t feel motivated to do it? You know you should go or do whatever it is, but your heart just isn’t in it? If you don’t go, you’ll never know what you missed, but if you do go, you’ll realize in…

Mama Knows Best

Learning that we were stuck in Texas was the good news. The bad news came a little later. We would have to remain in San Antonio for two weeks unless we had civilian shot records — which I didn’t. That meant that I would miss the start of my six-month course for Air Traffic Controllers. I…

Father Knows Best – Part IV

I’m in Control. When I started the Father Knows Best series a week ago, I didn’t really have a vision for it other than to allow myself to be led by the spirit. Since I’m learning more about the Holy Spirit in my book study at church, I thought that method would be apropos. Even before…

Father Knows Best – Part II

I will give you rest. There was this show on CBS that ran from the mid-50s through 1960, and it was called Father Knows Best. Although it was a little before my time, I saw a few episodes in syndication. I love that there were always lessons and wisdom that this father imparted to his…

Father Knows Best – Part I

Ask & You Shall Receive One of my fondest memories from my childhood was our Christmas tradition of looking through the Sears catalog — taking time to dog-ear the pages with our favorite things. My cousin Grady would write our annual letter to my Aunt JoAnna who lived in San Francisco at the time. She spoiled…

Change is Inevitable: Trust and Obey (Part III)

Trust and obey are simple action verbs that command you to do two things that aren’t simple to do.  Trust, or reliance, comes with time and a proven track record that will allow you to take steps toward trusting something or someone. The word obey is also a call to action with no room to…