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Spotlighting a Marvelous Ministry

We want to turn a spotlight on one of our lesser-known and publicized missions of the Southside church. There is a thriving ministry to whom we affectionately call the “Outdoorsmen”— men and women who survive on the mean streets of our town. The Star Telegram says that on any day in Fort Worth we have over...

The Chocolate Milkshake

I heard a raised voice coming from the Casual Café at Christian Care Retirement Community in Mesquite. A small, wiry gentleman was waving his cane and was distraught as he stood at the counter trying to order a chocolate milkshake. The staff was patiently trying to explain that milkshakes were only available on Thursdays, and that...

That Which Will Never Die

God saw that it was not good for man not to live a solitary life. He created a companion. Then came families. Then came tribes. Then came nations. Then came church. As a child, we would address people at church as “Brother” or “Sister”. Not so much anymore. It sounds arcane, and maybe a little “cultist”...

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...

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