National Week of Repentance Has Begun

The National Week of Repentance, launched by Pastor Michael Anthony, has begun. The movement’s website states that its purpose is to start “a revolution of humility and courage…the “only things that will overcome the arrogance and fear that have become so pervasive in our society.” The closing days of the National Week...

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The Grasshoppers of Life

  Read Joel 2:1-2; 12-17  My dad grew up in a Texas sharecropper’s shack during the Great Depression. He was barely a teenager when the “Grasshopper Wars” began. The winged insects darkened the sky like storm clouds, swooping down on crops and stripping them to stubble. Driving turned dangerous as the...

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Come, Darkness of Lent

With Ash Wednesday, the shadowy journey of Lent has begun. Lent is a season that doesn’t bring warm fuzzies like Christmas or Easter. You’re not going to find a Hallmark card wishing you an Awesome Ash Wednesday or a Luscious Lent. It’s 40 days of dust, ashes, temptation, self-denial, gloom,...

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Walk Lighter

I suppose when you think of plays that carry a spiritual punch, Footloose the Musical doesn’t pop into your mind. I felt the same way–and then I was cast in the role of Rev. Shaw Moore at the Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, TX, the role that John Lithgow made...

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