Jul
23
2015

John Albert Broadus is the third cousin, six times removed, of my friend, Will James. Will is the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. He related this interesting story about his famous and distant cousin. In the 1850’s John Albert Broadus earned his Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of […]

Jun
26
2015

The recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has stirred the hearts of us all. We, again, have witnessed evil personified and fleshed out and it has resulted in needless pain, death and suffering. We are saddened, angered and confused when these tragedies occur and their frequency frightens and hampers trust in our society. Anger […]

Apr
30
2015

“How do you tell someone their closest relative has been eaten by a bear?” This is the question that Ronnie asked me as he began his story. Ronnie White was a Chaplain for a West Texas police department. The call came in for him to report to the station and accompany an officer to the […]

Mar
2
2015

My friend, Billy Brazell, passed away five or six years ago. He had been a homeless man and an alcoholic and he struggled for a long time with all of this. Billy lived in a half-way house beside Ridgecrest Baptist, where I was on staff for four years. He began coming to church and we […]

Feb
24
2015

“Blessings” –  now there’s one of those words that we tend to toss around loosely without stopping to consider what we are actually saying. We say, “Have a blessed day,” or “I was really blessed by that,” or “Well, bless my soul,” or “Bless you,” when someone sneezes. I know a friend that, when asked […]