No Room at the Inn

July 7th 2015 No comments yet  

shoveling_closeupIn June, I had the pleasure of attending the ground-breaking ceremony for The Samaritan Inn’s new family shelter construction. And, no, it was not simply a pleasure because of the catered mini doughnuts and juice, though that never hurts. The Samaritan Inn in McKinney is the largest residential homeless program in Collin County, and this ceremony marked the beginning of Phase One in its shelter expansion. Though Stonebriar Community Church is a long-time supporter of The Samaritan Inn, I knew little about the organization when I attended the event.

What I …

Being “Fishers of Men” Requires a Big Tackle Box

November 8th 2013 No comments yet  

fishing2Over the past couple of years, I’ve established what my retirement hobby will be. My golf swing looks like I’m trying to dig a hole to Kathmandu, and sports cars don’t really rev my engine so I’ve taken up fishing. I’ve always enjoyed fishing, but over the past couple of years I’ve taken it from the “oh yay I caught a fish!” level to the “spending way too much time in Cabela’s comparing different colors of soft baits” level.

If you fish, you know about the absurd diversity of lures, rigs, and …

The Church and Halloween: How Should We Respond?

October 31st 2013 5 comments so far  

file9251291040084Halloween is awesome, and I enjoy it now almost as much as I did when I was a little tyke. When I was four or five, I was Aladdin and I was set on being as true to character as I could. I told my mom in no uncertain terms that I didn’t care how cold it was outside; the real Aladdin did not wear a sweater. That trend continued when I dressed up as an Angry Bird last year, with authentic game …

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