Margin for 2019

The other night, my wife and I were in Dallas celebrating our anniversary.  We were dressed for a very nice dinner and a show. We were headed home and I was tired. Walking to the car, we saw a lady in an SUV parked near us who couldn’t get her car started. I kept walking. […]

Only Wounded Soldiers can Serve

“In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.” […]

Fall Festival

PRESS RELEASE for immediate release Denton/Sanger, Texas On a beautiful Fall Sunday night, October 29, New Life Church hosted their annual Fall Festival.  The church grounds were filled with 550 happy children and parents – up 100 people from the year before. Guests walked in through a hay bale castle gate (via the imagination of […]

Appreciation

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” (Romans 1:8, NIV) The Apostle Paul said this, or something similar, in every one of his New Testament letters.  He appreciated the church.  That Latin word, “appretiare” means to estimate the quality of […]

Deacon Means Servant

When the church first began, they quickly ran into a challenge – there was too much ministry and too few apostles! The apostles couldn’t devote their time to prayer and preaching AND do everything else that needed doing. And so, the Spirit of God led them to create the office of deacon. The word deacon […]

Together

As we come to the last section of Paul’s letter to the Colossians (4:7-18), he includes some final greetings from his friends and co-workers to the church in Colossae. Each one of them has a story to tell, though none of them ever becomes famous like Paul. There are a few names we recognize, like […]

Castor, Pollux, and Vomit

After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island. It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:11, NIV) Paul’s back on his way to Rome, where God said he would take him. It was a long, arduous, dangerous […]

Margins

Legacy Parents: As you begin this week, what plans have you made for you and your family? What activities do you have on your calendar, what commitments have you already blocked out, what events are going on, what action items are on your to-do lists, what tasks have you scheduled? As we enter another busy […]