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 […]

Feb
17
2015

Billy Sunday, the fiery Gospel evangelist of the early Twentieth Century, was famous for his pithy and memorable quotes as well as his powerful sermons. He also never allowed the English language to ever get in his way, saying, “When the English language gets in my way I walk over it.” Here are some examples […]

Jan
22
2015

Enid Reyes is the founder and Executive Director of Grace Center for Family and Community Development in Rockwall, Texas. She has experienced life at the top and the discouragements at the bottom as she has made her way to this unique position; a position of dedication to helping those in need. Born in Puerto Rico, […]