Category Archives: influencing others

Social Distancing and the Christian

Due to the recent restrictions on gathering due to the corona virus.  We won’t be having traditional services at our church for the next couple of weeks.  Out of an abundance of caution and in obedience to the governmental authorities … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Praise

My chaplaincy program is going well.  This week I have put in some hours visiting patients at the hospital.  I had some really good conversations with several of them and some really great conversations with a few others.  I had … Continue reading

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The Power of Pleasant Words

It has been a busy, crazy month.  But even though it has been busy, crazy… I feel good.  The Lord has blessed me, watched over me and I know that “this too shall pass.”  But I have to admit I … Continue reading

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Sharing the Good News

I spent some time with several friends last Sunday witnessing in down town Austin to people outside of the capitol.  With many visitors in town it provided a lot of opportunities to share the gospel.  I talked to some people … Continue reading

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Giving Good Advice

During the past couple of weeks I have had some unexpected opportunities to share my faith with some strangers who were going through some difficult times in their lives or facing various challenges.  These unexpected opportunities should be viewed as … Continue reading

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Teaching Others and Playing Hopscotch

  I am so blessed to have my granddaughters live just a few houses away.  (Avery is 4 and Haley is 2.)  Today when I came home from work I saw my daughter with the girls standing in front of their … Continue reading

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Growing Up in the Lord

    I had the blessed opportunity to spend some time last week with my favorite philosopher Avery, my 4 year old granddaughter.  She was visiting with her 2 year old sister Haley and she told me, “Papaw, me and Haley … Continue reading

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