Notes from Sunday -10/27/08

We had a good day of worship at Shiloh. Both services were a blessing to be a part of and, more importantly, I believe God was glorified. Shiloh is the first church I have worshiped in that has all-male ushers. This is totally new to me. But it is a great thing to see so […]

Bring the Books!

Consider Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s comments Paul’s instructions to Timothy concerning his books: “When you come, bring the cloak that i left you Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments” (2 Timothy 4:13, ESV) He is inspired, and yet he wants books! He has been preaching at least for thirty years, and […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/19/08

I know. It has been a week since I have published a post. But contrary to popular belief, it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the Cowboys lost last week. It has just been one of those weeks when I stayed on the run to keep up with my schedule. Hopefully, I […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/12/08

We had a good day of worship and fellowship at Shiloh Church. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the great way the Lord is blessing these opening weeks of our life together as pastor and people. I began a little mini-series on the two parables on prayer that Jesus tells in the Gospel of Luke. […]

My Personal Mission Statement

I was unpacking boxes in my study earlier this week. And I opened a box that was filled with pictures, awards, and trophies. I rummaged through it a little and found a frame that I had not seen in some time. I immediately pulled it out and placed it on the shelf behind my desk. […]

Happy Birthday, Doc! (HBC3 – 10/08/99)

Crystal and I finally told Trey and Natalie that Shiloh Church would be voting on a new pastor. We also told them that we needed to pray hard for Shiloh, because I was one of two names that would be submitted to the church for consideration. They were both speechless. So I encouraged them to […]

Notes from Sunday – 10/05/08

Sunday was my first Lord’s Supper Sunday at Shiloh Church. And it was a very special day. As I am getting started in this new work, the love, prayers, kindness, support, and encouragement of the membership has meant more than words can express. What a joy and privilege it is to be in any worship […]

A Minister’s Evils

Blessed Spirit of God, Four evils attend my ministry – The devil treads me down by discouragement and shame    arising from coldness in private meditation. Carelessness possesses me from natural dullness and dimness of spirit;     because in the past I have met with success        and have been highly regarded,     so that it […]