Category Archives: faith

Moving Forward

I took a walk across an iron bridge at our chaplains’ conference this week which sits high above the Texas hill country. As you walk across the bridge, you can look out and behold some beautiful scenery of God’s creation. … Continue reading

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Take the First Step and Then Press On

In our chapel class this week we have been talking about goals and challenges and how God can equip us and empower us to reach the goals and plans He has for us. There are lots of good quotes which … Continue reading

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Living with Purpose

What Should I Do? A man woke up one morning and as he lay in bed, A certain question kept running through his head, “If everyone has a purpose as some say we do, Then what is mine? I haven’t … Continue reading

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Stay on Track

I love the wisdom and truth of Psalm 37, especially verses 3 and 4. The psalm begins with a reminder not to fret over wrongdoers. Do not let someone who is determined to act wrong rob you of your peace. … Continue reading

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A Sad Song

In the wake of the tragic and senseless loss of life yesterday in Uvalde, I have been overwhelmed by various emotions – sorrow and sadness and anger and outrage.  There is so much that needs to be done, so much … Continue reading

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Sing to the Lord

In one of our chapel classes this week , our lesson was centered on Psalm 95:1 – 2. It is one of my favorites. The psalmist writes: Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make … Continue reading

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A Bedtime Prayer

This week I have been reviewing some old folders and trying to clean up my study a little bit. I came across this poem that I wrote about ten years ago. I thought I would share it with you. A … Continue reading

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Forgiving Others and Ourselves

In our chapel class this week, our scripture focus was on Ephesians 4:29.  In that verse Paul exhorts Christians to not use unwholesome words but to only speak words that edify and encourage those who hear them.  Generally, when people … Continue reading

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Dirty and Dusty

  Here is a poem/song I have been working on this year. And while I don’t think I have finished it yet; I am going to share it anyway. The theme is birthed out of my sincere belief that just … Continue reading

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Some Days

I have really been enjoying my work as a chaplain at the hospital. We regularly talk with the patients we serve about the positive benefits of drawing and writing and how those activities can help us express and explore our … Continue reading

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