What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

What Does It Mean to Be Compassionate?

Compassion has been the theme of conversation for the last several weeks. What does it mean to be compassionate? Do my actions set me apart or am I nice like the average person? The dictionary defines compassion as, sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress...

3 Thoughts on Binge-Watching and Faith

Accessible: Binge-watching is pretty representative of our culture. We are, overall, consumers on a schedule who want something customizeable. We like Prime delivery, listicles (list-articles, which is the format of this blog and a pretty awesome word), and highways....
Forgiven

Forgiven

Psalm 19:7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple…” One Sunday afternoon, I was resting at home when a woman called, crying and very upset. “Pastor Beto, could you come to my house? We’re in a...
A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

This is the last week of school for my kids. We are almost to that glorious time of the year when the uniforms get packed away, the lunch boxes get sanitized and stored, and my nemesis (the mismatched sock basket) gets replaced by flip flops and sandals. It’s one of...
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...
Squealing (New) Tires

Squealing (New) Tires

Last week I got two new tires before my trip down to Austin for a friend’s wedding. No pressing matter or unusual problem, just run-of-the-mill maintenance. I drove down to Austin, had a great time celebrating a new union in Christ and drove back to Dallas. On my...