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Monthly Archives: April 2021

A Few Things I Have Learned

I want to thank so many of you for your kindness. Over the past several weeks, many of you have shared with me either in cards, notes, conversations, texts, or calls your appreciation for me during my time at Southside. These words of affirmation have meant so much to me and my family during this...

When Angels Don’t Come

With all the heartaches, disappointments, and losses of the last year (we have lost 21 of the beloved members of our Fort Worth congregation in the last 13 months) I thought these thoughts that I wrote 5 years ago seem timely: In John chapter 5 we read of the healing of the lame man at the...

Holy Relationships

This lesson is brought to you by Calvin Sanchez. As I was changing Calvin’s diaper after a blowout recently, I asked myself a question that I am sure every parent has asked, “Why are human children so helpless for so long?” I thought about turtles, who immediately after they hatch are thrust into a battle...

God’s Relentless Pursuit

I read an article recently that started with this question: “If you could sum up the Bible in one verse or short passage, what passage would you pick?” Surely, many would say John 3:16: “For God so loved the world….” Others might say Matthew 22:37-40: Love God and love your neighbor. Still others might say Romans 5:8:...