Category Archives: Family

Obama’s Debt Problem vs. Ramsey’s Debt Solution

“Now, every family knows that a little credit card debt is manageable.”  (President Barack Obama’s Speech on Debt Talks, July 25, 2011) The President is apparently not a fan of Dave Ramsey.  It would not surprise me if Obama has … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs & Emergency Rooms

Sunday was one of those glorious New Mexico days — bright, blue skies and a cool breeze to keep the temperature pleasant all day.  The day started with the sun peaking over the Sacramento Mountains, just in time for the … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Peas, Hog Jowl & a New Year!

How could we make this New Year’s Eve more rowdy than in past years?  Perhaps go to a party to ring in the New Year?  No.  Maybe a Watchnight Service at church?  Not!  We’re Baptists after all — we don’t get THAT rowdy!  How … Continue reading

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The War & Death Hit Too Close to Home

Christmas 2010 was unusually busy.  And memorable.  After leading two Christmas Eve Candlelight Services on Friday night and not getting to sleep until after 1:00 a.m., my oldest son thought 6:45 a.m. on Christmas morning was the perfect time to start opening presents!  And, … Continue reading

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Baptist Pastors, Five Guys Burgers & Providence

On a recent trip to Dallas with my oldest son, Stephen, we stopped by the Galleria Mall.  With four stories of shopping, an ice skating rink on the lower level, and the nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree, the Galleria is … Continue reading

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Dallas: A Father-Son Roadtrip

I like Dallas!  Some may be asking, “Who couldn’t like Dallas?”  For others, the mere mention of this city — home to “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys — may bring to mind a slightly different question, better left unsaid. In my … Continue reading

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My Family’s Election Day Victory!

I admit it.  I am a political junkie.  Even though I am now a pastor, my passion for politics and the law still runs deep through my veins.  Whether following the political pundits’ prognostications in the days prior to the … Continue reading

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