Although Steve Jobs simply wanted to make a “ding in the universe,” he did more than make a “ding,” he began a revolution that changed the world. And he did so by doing things differently than how they were being done. When he was asked about the success of Apple, his reply was simple: Everything […]


Eighty-six-year-old Joy Johnson, a veteran of 25 New York City marathons, died with her running shoes on. Johnson, the oldest runner in the 2013 marathon, fell at the 20-mile marker but went on to cross the finish line at about eight hours. After the race, she returned to her hotel room, lay down with her […]

Three More Words

When I was a seminary student in Dallas, there was an old theater on Lower Greenville that would only show classic black-and-white movies. A group of us would treat ourselves to a night off from studying and working, to see one of those classic films. I remember seeing Gone With the Wind, The Maltese Falcon […]

Discipleship for the Ages

A good friend, after hearing about a new short-term study, Discipleship for the Ages, pulled me aside and asked me an interesting question. She wanted to know exactly what “discipleship” means. Without hesitating I told her that a disciple is a student; a follower who accepts and assists in spreading the teachings of another. So, […]


Even though Hurricane Harvey did everything it could to try and keep us from continuing our series, Six Words to Change Your Life, it was not successful. Sure, it made us change from six words to five words and finally back to six words. And yes, it even made us change the original six words. […]

A Prayer During Hurricane Harvey

The psalmist writes, God is our refuge and strength, always present in times of trouble and distress. In the midst of any storm, I hold onto these words because they remind me of the presence of God and I can truly Breathe Peace. In any natural tragedy, people are often quick to blame it as […]

Six Words to Change Your Life

Dave Kunst is in the Guinness Book of World Records for walking around the world. Yep, he is the only verified person to circumambulate the landmass of the earth. The journey began from his home in Waseca, Minnesota on June 20, 1970. And his walk finished right back in Waseca, Minnesota on October 4, 1974. […]