The Second Question

The Second Question What happens after death? Our lives here are so brief. Ask anyone that you consider to be old. One of the things I want to do is to get you ready for a life that is coming. I want to help you with this life here on earth but I want you to live with...

Put Christ First

Put Christ First I memorize scripture. Maybe I should say that I try to memorize scripture. I say that for two reasons. I am very consistent doing it for a while and then I get inconsistent. Also, my brain apparently leaks. I work hard to memorize a verse and come...

My dad – Curtis Jenkins

I got to San Antonio on Friday and late Friday night my father died.  He had a seizure on December 12, 2013 and was told he would not live long.  The amazing thing is that he should have had incredible pain from what many medical professionals told us about his type...

What is really important?

This week we put my father into a hospice program.  We have known that this moment was coming but it was still not an easy thing to do.  As my parents discussed and signed do not resuscitate orders and medical power of attorney and everything else involved, I saw two...

Where Are You?

On Netflix or in a DVD set you can get a full year of programming.  You can watch an entire season of a show in a single day.  As you are watching on your TV – or computer or tablet or even your phone these days – it may look like one of the main characters is in a...

Whose prayer does God listen to?

Luke 18:10-14 (NLT) 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I...

Getting Connected

If you take a walk through the New Testament, you will see the amazing experience of encountering Jesus.  Jesus began teaching and people were amazed at what he said.  They saw his love for them and felt the challenge he placed on their lives.  It was so obvious that...

Baptism

Jesus said: Matthew 28:18-19, NLT  “Jesus came and told his disciples…go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The word “baptize” simply means to dip, or plunge, or immerse...

A Mother’s Life

I had a great conversation with my mother this last week.  I called her and asked her what she wants for mother’s day.  My mom told me that she wants to know that her children have spent time thinking about her.  She said it is less about gifts and more about time.  A...

Relationships

We love to make progress and to succeed.  When you go to work you can measure progress.  When you stay at work for two extra hours, you get stuff done.  When you come home, it is hard to measure progress. At home there aren’t any awards banquets and promotions and...