Pastor Steve’s Blog

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Voting from Home

Years ago, I went to vote in a run-off election and took our then, six-year-old daughter, Natalie, along for the educational experience. Natalie was impressed; we had voting at our house that night. She kept passing out ballots to me, Sheri and our son, Tyler (so many...

Name Some

You might want to be careful before you mock the poor.  I hear it around town. I heard it not long ago over lunch. “They are lazy; they don’t want to work; they aren’t smart.” I have a new response when I hear that.  My new response is: “Name some.”  If...

Driving Miss Daisy

There was a large truck with a closed aluminum trailer on the back, moving very erratically down the highway.  A state trooper watched as the truck would go fast for about a mile, lose speed and then come to a stop on the shoulder.  The driver got out, took a long...

The Man on the Steps

He picked an odd place to sleep. I guess, but then maybe not. The odd place to sleep just happened to be right in front of the front doors of our church. He could have consulted with me first and picked a better time. The better time to pick would have been any time...

America’s Elevator

I rode the elevator with America.  The elevator I rode is one in Houston, TX at MD Anderson Hospital.  It was one of many elevators.  I happened to be on it because I had parked the car and was headed to the waiting room on the 7th floor of the hospital...

Picking a Movie and a Spouse

Sheri and I were married for 28 years.  I used to use a line that got some laughs: “We’ve had 26 great years together; we’ve been married 28.”  The truth is, it was great because I did something very smart in 1988.  I married a really great...

Paint by Numbers

You never knew Myrt from Mississippi.  Myrt was a really devout Christian, who for much of her adult life, suffered with debilitating arthritis.  Near the end of her life it kept her from walking and from being able to grip things.  Those who knew her,...

Wishing for a Perfect World

When Natalie was a little girl she woke up with a Monday morning fever.  The fever probably happened because she attended two birthday parties that weekend and partied too much. Anyway, I stayed home with her that day and took her some medicine and water.  I...

From “Wassup?” to “Hi”

It’s that time of year.It’s a beautiful and tough time, at the same time.  It’s beautiful because young people are graduating from high school, and they have accomplished so much that is worth celebrating.  It’s tough because they are graduating and moving...

Nicknames

If you didn’t have a nickname you were nothin’.  That’s the way it was with my growin’ up buddies.  Everybody had one:  Sly, Vick, Duck, Head, Shug, and Bulldog.  Mine was Wormy, which, by the way, was the worst one.  What chick in her right mind wanted to date a guy...

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