Wilderness Survival Kits

Wilderness Survival Kits

Jesus is baptized and hears before men a huge proclamation from the Father about who he is, and it is an amazing event for sure! With urgency in the storytelling, he is then drawn out into the wilderness to be tempted. Without any other people. For forty days. I can’t think of a greater example…

Our God Who Restores

The day after Christmas is usually a relaxing day for most people.  After a day of exchanging gifts, eating food and enjoying family most people just like to chill.  However, for many living about 30 miles east of Holy Cross in parts of the communities of Rowlett, Mesquite and Garland, December 26, 2015 was anything…

Who are you?

My 3 year old is going through a rather annoying phase. He refuses to be referred to by anything other than his first name… “Let’s go, Buddy.” “I’m not Buddy, I’m Griffin!” “Are you hungry?” “I’m not hungry, I’m Griffin!” “You are really tall for your age.” “I’m not ‘tall for my age’, I’m Griffin!”…

Focus on Partnerships with Our Community Schools

One of the most important and rewarding things I get to do as Pastor of Outreach is work with our local schools. As a member of the Glenn Meadows HOA Board I also get to represent the neighborhood in which I live in a similar capacity. I recently wrote the following article for our quarterly…

For Having Plans and Really Good Wine

Hello Holy Cross Family! I want to take a moment to extend a sincere thank you. Thank you for being so welcoming, thank you for introducing yourselves, and thank you for showing me all that you know and love about your church. It has been a wonderful first month serving you, and I’m so excited…

A New Thing

18 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.19 For I am about to do something new!” –Isaiah 43 (NLT) Newness. A new job or a new car or a new year. Acquiring something new or doing something new or celebrating something new is exciting and fun. A fresh experience or…

That’s a Wrap….

I don’t know how things go at your house, but every Christmas morning I am amazed at how our living room can go from looking like a picturesque Norman Rockwell painting with twinkling Christmas lights and perfectly wrapped boxes under the tree to looking like a war zone of wrapping paper , empty boxes and…

The Disturbance of Grace

      It’s an image that I can’t get out of my head. It has stayed with me for years even though I’ve never actually SEEN it. It’s a nativity unlike any you or I have ever experienced. It is a scene of prostitutes, thieves, slaves, and soldiers. There are lepers and tax collectors and a…

Thanksgiving Thoughts

When you really consider it Thanksgiving is perhaps the most American of holidays.  Many of our traditions around Christmas, Easter, Halloween and others were brought over to the United States by our relatives from Europe and other places; but not Thanksgiving.  While the details about how it came about are vague at best and what…