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McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight


The sign read: McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight. I’d passed the shelter multiple times, read the sign, saw people milling about, and became curious (imagine that!). After two days, my initial caution surrendered to curiosity and I headed … Continue reading

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Small Town Triples in Size Overnight!


How does a city, population 5184, triple its size in a matter of days? It hosts a country music festival. Here are some observations about our local festival, Star-Spangled Celebration, and how they apply to Christian community. Consistency is important. … Continue reading

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4 Benefits of a Healthy Community


Josh Hamilton hit four homeruns on Tuesday night. Some of you are asking … Who’s Josh Hamilton? What do homeruns have to do with Christian community? What’s a homerun? (Well, probably no one’s asking this question; and if you are, … Continue reading

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The Two Things That Happen When We Talk


My brother Wayne and I strolled along one of my favorite places in the world—the San Antonio Riverwalk. As we walked, we talked, and, as we talked, we remembered. Square dancing … Mexican food … Rooftop swimming pools … And … Continue reading

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3 Observations About an Encounter With the Living God


What if you alone survived a horrific accident? What if, during the three days you remained in a coma, you glided into eternity then later awoke to find yourself in a hospital bed with no recollection of the past 72 … Continue reading

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My Novel “Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes” Debuts


Books don’t happen in a vacuum. They arise out of the every day interactions between people—conversations over coffee, new life celebrations, shared sorrows, letters and emails flying back and forth. Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes is no exception. You will find … Continue reading

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Does Your Competitive Streak Sometimes Kill the Joy of Community?


I got greedy. I wanted to end the morning with a win. Let the band strike up, “We Are the Champions,” because we’re marching into the weekend as the victors. We’d won every game of the morning’s basketball session. One … Continue reading

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Do I Look Good In White?


White! That’s the only color available? And robes? What is this a health spa? In Revelation 7, John the Apostle describes a scene in heaven. After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one … Continue reading

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6 Top Posts in 2011 and 3 Things You Can Expect to Change


Okay, I’ll admit this is nothing unusual. When I went to a Houston Astros home game at Milwaukee’s Miller Park (1172.02 miles and 19 hours 42 minutes driving time from Houston’s Minute Maid Park according to MapQuest), that was unusual. … Continue reading

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Smoldering or Flaming?


A magical moment from a Christmas long, long ago still remains in my heart’s treasure house. You know that room—the one mentioned in Luke [“…But his mother treasured all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51 NIV)]. I have a … Continue reading

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