The Seat of our Emotions

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this.” That’s a phrase that you’ve heard or maybe have used. The fact is we casually assign a lot of emotional responses coming out of our lower region. “I’ve got a sinking feeling that this isn’t going to work out.” In the ancient world, it was thought that the…

Why so nice?

I’m THAT guy. The one who makes conversation with cashiers and people in the street that I pass. I think I have a sense of appropriate space and time, but yeah, I’m that guy, who’s always talking to people. And now, my kids are starting to notice. I took Sabrina with me to HEB. She’s…

If I Could Turn Back Time

Every year, we’re given the opportunity to fall back one hour, which always leads to think, “If I could get one hour back, which one would it be?” September ___, 1994, 9-10pm: I was sitting courtside at the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for a great match with Mats Wilander vs someone else….

Peer pressure

Last night, I had another conversation with my boys in an ongoing series about Peer Pressure. Peer Pressure is a powerful, mysterious force that can drive us to be someone we really don’t want to be. We can want to be liked by people we don’t really like ourselves. Be lured to desire things that we…

In sickness and in health

At the time I didn’t really understand what it meant. It was 25 years ago on this day—I was living in New York—and got a call from my mom. Her voice shaking, “There’s been an accident. Noe was on his motorcycle and…” For the last quarter century, my older brother has been without the use…

Career Day

Last week, I was invited to participate in Career Day for Fourth Graders at Old Town Elementary. The format was a rotating around 5 classrooms with 10 minutes in each class. Being a Pastor, I found was going to be a challenge. I knew I needed to offer a description of what I do in a…

Back Up & Running

We apologize for our website being down recently but grateful that it is again up, running & virus-free. I’m not exactly certain how our website was hacked but then again, I’m a computer super-user—I don’t understand programming. I am thankful for those among us that do! Our friend, Paulo, who hosts our site had his…

Protective Father

“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” [2 Corinthians 6:18] This week, there was some praise given to former MLB star Curt Shilling’s defense of his daughter’s reputation. He had posted, proudly, of her selection to a college softball team and…

This World Is Broken

Check out this video of a couple just getting off a bus, but then… WHAM! Suddenly the ground is gone underneath them. Though their reflexes inspire them to grab for the edge, it’s too late—They’re gone. It was about a 10-foot free fall, which is deep, especially when you have no idea that it’s coming. I…

The Path Less Traveled

There have been 4 significant times in my life when I’ve really enjoyed biking… And this is one of them. I recently picked up a new bike which has been a lot of fun. Normally, I’m a tennis player, but my passion for biking has surged again. The first time was when I was 12. I…