Part of Adam’s (my 7 year old grandson) homework is for us to read 15 minutes each night. I love this time together. Itâs amazing to see his mind learn new words and now he is beginning to formulate what the writer is expressing through the story and the characters.
My mentor, my friend and the man who helped me experience myself as âThe Belovedâ is finally free. There are two people in my life who taught me the real meaning of grace, Bill Counts and Brennan Manning. Bill changed my experience of the grace of God and put me
I spent most of the night yesterday at Parkland Hospital, the county hospital where the majority of the poor and uninsured go when they are sick or injured. My friend works as an OT at Parkland in the burn unit. She has been experiencing some neurological abnormalities so she went
Richard Rohr makes a great distinction between the âfirst half of lifeâ and the âsecond half of life.â He calls the first half of life our âsurvival journeyâ and the second half of life our âsacred journey.â He says, âThe task of the first half of life is to create
Thirty five years ago I stepped out of college into my first job in full time ministry. I was young, full of energy and couldnât believe I was getting paid for what I would have done for free. I was living out my dream of being a Youth Director and
In Barnabas we talk a lot about stopping the cycle; stop the cycle of abuse, stop the cycle of rage, stop the cycle of passiveness, stop the cycle of family secrets. Today I challenge you to keep the cycle going; the cycle of special memories and cherished experiences. When I
âFlight 1296 to Dallas is now boarding at gate six.â Little did I know that twenty two years ago today those words would be the beginning of a brand new life. On July 10, 1990 Anne Broyles and I boarded a plane with two small children, Eva and Ricardo Cervantes.
Dear Lord, we want You to find a yielded and quiet spirit within us. To make that happen, we need You to come in like a flood. Occupy us like water filling empty spaces. Occupy reserved portions of our lives where anger is festering and the secret places where grudges