Hope

              By Lance Mayes Hope is a big deal to me. With out hope I would be, well, hopeless and that’s a very bad place to be. Have you known someone who was hopeless? It is beyond sad. People without hope see no light at the end of the…

Expectant Prayer

By Barbara Higdon Recently, my Sunday School class committed to pray at a specific time of day for a member who has suffered a long-term, debilitating medical condition with no apparent relief for years. On prayer day, I, too, had a medical problem and called my doctor’s office. I was put on hold and had to wait through minute…

Life Happens

By Edgar Twedt There is an old aphorism, which says, “Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans.” In the movie Dead Poet’s Society there is a poignant scene where the teacher has his students look at a picture of former students who have long since passed away. As the students look at the picture the…

Cleaning House

By Nikki Blair If my mother knew I was writing a blog post titled “Cleaning House,” she would laugh. She knows—and I freely admit—that I’m not the consummate housekeeper. If we know someone is coming to visit, we tidy all the usual clutter, and scrub all the surfaces… otherwise, our house is more often than…

ESL at Woodland

By Diana Bridges The world has come to San Antonio and now it’s coming to our church. After months of dreaming and planning, ESL at Woodland is a reality. On Monday of week one, fourteen students from seven countries came in for the placement test. They’ve been divided into three classes and the learning (for…

Love

By Chris Rogers 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Merry Christmas! Or even better yet, Joyous Christmas! And even better still, Loving Christmas! Today’s reading is the Bible’s classic Love Chapter. The classic it is, but it is never, ever static, nor shall it ever be! Worthy of being etched in marble? Most certainly! Old, dead, passé, irrelevant,…