Gate 11

By Tim Henderson Near the end of camp one summer, I was moved in my spirit and began thinking about my family and our future. I thought about when we would live fully in the presence of God. I knew that unless the Lord returned and took us all together, that we would have a[…]

Is Loving Enough?

By Tim Henderson A friend wrote the following: I’ve heard that love is a verb, not a feeling. It’s something we do, a choice we make. That’s an important thing to understand if you plan to love your enemy, or even just your neighbor. This jives well with the other proverb I’ve heard. I don’t[…]

I Don’t Know You

By Tim Henderson I was at ACU camps and a student walked past me when I was standing in a large group and said, “I don’t know you, but I like you.” Then he just kept going. It put a smile on my face. Someone was willing to see good in me rather than waiting[…]

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Focus like a Sioux Warrior

“The Indian … was as a rule prepared to volunteer his services at any time in behalf of his fellows, at any cost of inconvenience and real hardship, and thus to grow in personality and soul-culture. Generous to the last mouthful of food, fearless of hunger, suffering, and death, he was surely something of a[…]

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A Matter of Perspective

Our life group is reading a book together called “The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins” by Kyle Idleman. If you feel you are at the end of yourself, Idleman says that’s a good place to be. That is when Jesus becomes real in your life. I found[…]

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Introducing the Hendersons

We are excited about our new opportunity in Lufkin.  We are looking forward to becoming a part of your family.  We want to introduce our family to you.  Denise and I have five children but only Noah will be moving to Lufkin.  Noah is 16 and will be a junior in high school.  Hannah is[…]

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Following Christ

I am not a Bible scholar, nor do I understand Greek or Hebrew.  Admittedly, my Bible knowledge is limited to English translations.  I can only follow that which I understand. And so, it seems to me that Christianity, following Christ, is primarily about love.  In the  Gospel of John, the apostle has written the most[…]

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Going Forward

As humans, we naturally seek security in this life – financially, socially, emotionally – the list is quite long!  Have you ever thought something like “if I just had a million dollars, then everything would be okay”?  Or “if THEY would just agree with me, then things would work out”?  (Or am I the only[…]

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It’s kite flying weather!

It’s kite flying weather! Don’t you just love being out on a breezy sunny day, running through a field or park, watching a kite soar behind you? The kite is floating with the clouds, colorful tail streaming behind it, and . . . BAM right into a tree! Ever had a day like that? Things are going[…]

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Giving Hands

When my youngest granddaughter found herself among stranger children, she would walk up to someone and say, “Hi, my name is Beth. Would you like to be my friend?” I would watch her “work the crowd” and ask myself why we, as Christians, can’t walk up to someone who needs help and say, “Hi, I’m[…]

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Wholehearted Living

Read that title again . . . “Wholehearted Living.”  What do you envision?  My first image was of a group of young, pretty people standing around a table.  Fashionably dressed, glittering as they lift their glasses, smiling (showing insanely white teeth), they share lives of glamorous subterfuge.  Some would say they have it all! The[…]