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Welcome to paradise

Driving through the Texas countryside on Easter Sunday, one of my daughters and I stopped at a service station. As we entered the young, scruffy man wearing a bandanna around … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maybe I’m just another Gilligan

Sometimes I envy people who see the  world in clear right and wrong terms — politically, religiously, culturally, or whatever. I just am not wired that way. I’m kind of … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ninety years to make a life

Ninety years ago today a young sharecropping couple celebrated a birth and named the baby Ferrell but would call him Gene. He grew up with Texas dirt literally between his … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

All human life is a gift from God and sacred

Mary Rathke is fortunate to be alive. She’s a mom now, but her brush with death came early, very early. Her mother, a victim of rape, chose to carry Baby Mary … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

It is good to stand with God in valuing life

Walking into the airport. Approaching the first security checkpoint. Officer: Final Destination. Me: Washington. Officer: Purpose of your trip. Me: Evangelicals for Life meeting. Officer: Keep up the good work. … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Putting the wiggle back in life

(This post originally appeared on the Texas Baptists web site.) Chubby Checker came to mind as I sat at my home office desk the other day. Checker made “The Twist” … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lessons from a life lived well

(This post originally appeared on the Texas Baptists web site.) A beautiful blonde woman is pictured looking upward beyond the eye of the camera that is photographing her. Her mouth … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making memories to last a lifetime

Some days are more special than others. I think I always will remember Saturday, November 17, 2012, unless dementia robs me of it somewhere down the road. Saturday night, one of my daughters, … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beauty in the bedroom

An orchestra played in my bedroom this morning, and the music was beautiful. Amazing! And even more amazing is the fact that presumably all of the musicians are dead. Technology … Continue reading

May 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Advocating and caring

In May, I took a new assignment with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. I’m now associate director of the Advocacy/Care Center. It’s kind of an odd sounding position, and … Continue reading

August 17, 2009 · Leave a comment