Heading to the Gulf Coast — Corpus Christi

My family and I are heading out to Corpus Christi for the next 5 days. It is sort of a working trip in that we are going to help my wife’s dad and to attend a memorial service for her mom on Saturday.

The weather looks great, Spring Break is just around the corner, and I am looking forward to seeing old friends.

The memorial service will be upbeat and kind of like a celebration of my mother-in-law’s life. She was a wonderful, caring, and accepting person. It truly didn’t matter what your life was, she would see potential and speak life into each person she met.

Psalms 19:14 (NLT) 14 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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Heading to the Gulf Coast — Corpus Christi

My family and I are heading out to Corpus Christi for the next 5 days. It is sort of a working trip in that we are going to help my wife’s dad and to attend a memorial service for her mom on Saturday.

The weather looks great, Spring Break is just around the corner, and I am looking forward to seeing old friends.

The memorial service will be upbeat and kind of like a celebration of my mother-in-law’s life. She was a wonderful, caring, and accepting person. It truly didn’t matter what your life was, she would see potential and speak life into each person she met.

Psalms 19:14 (NLT) 14 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Yesterday I was stuck in the hospital, so today I wanted to wish you the happiest of V Days.

I love this verse. Do you know that God actually loves you so much he will sing over you? I think that’s absolutely incredible. Over and over again in His Word it is evident that the infinite God of the universe is as personal as our next breath.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) 17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

Back Home from Surgery

Ouch! I had some surgery on Monday and today (Wednesday) is my first day back. Have you ever experienced all of the interruptions that occur in the hospital?

  • Check vitals, every 4 hours
  • Get up and walk
  • Press the nurse call button … for EVERYTHING including water and a little food
  • Medicine check
  • Dr.’s Rounds

I know all of this is what’s supposed to happen, but MAN was I tired when I got home. Slept pretty well last night and am looking for feeling much more “normal” if that’s even possible.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Yesterday I was stuck in the hospital, so today I wanted to wish you the happiest of V Days.

I love this verse. Do you know that God actually loves you so much he will sing over you? I think that’s absolutely incredible. Over and over again in His Word it is evident that the infinite God of the universe is as personal as our next breath.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) 17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

Back Home from Surgery

Ouch! I had some surgery on Monday and today (Wednesday) is my first day back. Have you ever experienced all of the interruptions that occur in the hospital?

  • Check vitals, every 4 hours
  • Get up and walk
  • Press the nurse call button … for EVERYTHING including water and a little food
  • Medicine check
  • Dr.’s Rounds

I know all of this is what’s supposed to happen, but MAN was I tired when I got home. Slept pretty well last night and am looking for feeling much more “normal” if that’s even possible.

 

Congratulations to the Indy Colts! Plus a Great Article You Should Check …

From H. B. London —

I DON’T KNOW HIM, BUT I LIKE HIM

You might imagine I am writing about Coach Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts.
I admire his bold expression of faith. He said, “I think it’s great … Christian coaches can do it in a way that we can still win.” After the Super Bowl win, all of us heard Coach Dungy give a clear testimony and Christian witness.

It brings to mind the words of the Apostle Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16). Would that all of us might be so bold.

I also admire the way he leads his team and their coaches. I heard one report, that at the beginning of each season, the coach calls his team together and says, “You need to listen. The volume of my voice today is what it will be all season. I will not shout at you.” Instead of cursing and ranting, Dungy showed the team that by cheating him with their effort, they were cheating themselves.

The coach is a realist. The Associated Press quoted him as saying, “You’re not going to win every game. Every season is not going to end the way you like. But that’s the real test of a champion. Can you continue to fight when things don’t go your way?”

A good reminder for those of us in the ministry. We can’t control all of the people or circumstances we encounter.

The message he gave to the Colts before they took the field for the Super Bowl was a simple one, “There will be some storms out there and we’ve got to get through those and hang together.” Some more good advice for those of us who might be facing some adversity today.

Bill Pugh, President of Athletes in Action said of Dungy, “You can be a Christian coach who really does live out Christian values and be very successful in terms of wins and losses.” Another great lesson for all of us: We do not have to compromise to succeed.

When Tony’s oldest son, James, died in December of 2005, it was the Dungy family’s faith in Christ that enabled them to go on. Coach Dungy would say, “A personal relationship [with Christ] is the only way I’ve found true peace, joy and forgiveness.” Amen!

The coach not only shares his faith, but also his success — a wonderful combination.

Be blessed and be a blessing.

—HBL

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Congratulations to the Indy Colts! Plus a Great Article You Should Check …

From H. B. London —

I DON’T KNOW HIM, BUT I LIKE HIM

You might imagine I am writing about Coach Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts.
I admire his bold expression of faith. He said, “I think it’s great … Christian coaches can do it in a way that we can still win.” After the Super Bowl win, all of us heard Coach Dungy give a clear testimony and Christian witness.

It brings to mind the words of the Apostle Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16). Would that all of us might be so bold.

I also admire the way he leads his team and their coaches. I heard one report, that at the beginning of each season, the coach calls his team together and says, “You need to listen. The volume of my voice today is what it will be all season. I will not shout at you.” Instead of cursing and ranting, Dungy showed the team that by cheating him with their effort, they were cheating themselves.

The coach is a realist. The Associated Press quoted him as saying, “You’re not going to win every game. Every season is not going to end the way you like. But that’s the real test of a champion. Can you continue to fight when things don’t go your way?”

A good reminder for those of us in the ministry. We can’t control all of the people or circumstances we encounter.

The message he gave to the Colts before they took the field for the Super Bowl was a simple one, “There will be some storms out there and we’ve got to get through those and hang together.” Some more good advice for those of us who might be facing some adversity today.

Bill Pugh, President of Athletes in Action said of Dungy, “You can be a Christian coach who really does live out Christian values and be very successful in terms of wins and losses.” Another great lesson for all of us: We do not have to compromise to succeed.

When Tony’s oldest son, James, died in December of 2005, it was the Dungy family’s faith in Christ that enabled them to go on. Coach Dungy would say, “A personal relationship [with Christ] is the only way I’ve found true peace, joy and forgiveness.” Amen!

The coach not only shares his faith, but also his success — a wonderful combination.

Be blessed and be a blessing.

—HBL

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Dannie Stowe Passed Away This Morning

It is with regret that I must share the news about my my mother-in-law, Dannie Stowe, who went to be with the Lord this morning. She was 69 years old and has been very sick for about the past 3 years.

If you loved to laugh, have a best friend, needed advice, or just have some to notice you as a unique person, then you would have had to meet her. We are at a loss here today, but our memories are full of warm thoughts.

Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) 9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.