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Stand Up in Their Presence

When a bereft family enters a chapel, when a Bride walks down the aisle, when the President strides into a room—we stand. We rise up out of respect and deference. Leviticus 19:32 “Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God….” They smoked Camels, drove with no seatbelts, hung...

Big Battles and Small Acts

Seventy-Five years ago this very week, one of the most decisive battles of World War II was being fought in and around the small Belgium hamlet of Bastogne, as part of the larger battle that we often call “THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE”. The gallant 463rd parachute field artillery battalion were hunkered down on the outskirts...

Towering Redwoods

In the Redwood forests there stand towering giants that point heavenward. Their root systems interconnect beneath the surface of the earth providing stability when the winds blow. For 170 years, great Redwoods of Faith in Fort Worth have stood tall and strong heralding Good News of Christ Jesus. The roll call of countless elders, deacons,...

The Fascinating Street Named for a Flawed Man

John Hemphill was the namesake of the north/south artery of Fort Worth that has been home to the Southside church for six decades. Hemphill is a schizophrenic street, a bipolar boulevard, that represents well the man for whom it was named. Hemphill was a heroic soldier and an...

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