What’s the Word

What’s the Word

Words mean things. At least they’re supposed to. Take for example Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter 5. This is the chapter which contains “the Beatitudes,” the well-known, pithy sayings of Christ which begin his famous Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the …. .” The...
Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Serious question for you: how do you keep your house clean?  Are you able to afford a cleaning service? If you have kids, do they help? (Ha Ha Ha). Do you split the chores with your spouse or do you find yourself basically doing most of it?  Heck, maybe you enjoy it;...
Guard the Deposit

Guard the Deposit

This week the Dallas Fire Department was at Holy Cross to test and give the green-tag permit to our new fire alarm system.  With the strobe lights flashing and a loud, Siri-like voice warning us of the dangers, the experience reminded me of a very real threat faced by...
I’m Ruined!

I’m Ruined!

Author and humorist Ken Davis tells a great story about one of his first parenting experiences:  He said that when his daughter Traci was just a toddler, he put her into the bathtub to take a bath and then left her—going into the living room to read the newspaper. ...
Deep Waters

Deep Waters

It’s hot already. Humid too. And it’s only May!  But that’s Texas for you. What’s the solution?  Well, if you’re a kid, you jump in the pool! Which is exactly what my 11 year-old-daughter and two of her friends did this past Friday. I grew up in Texas and today’s...