Of Fools and Numbers

Easter falls on April 1 this year. Since this is an interesting date for Easter, I want to share a few of my thoughts. Although April Fools’ Day is always on April 1, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582,

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LittleFaith

Did you ever notice the nickname Jesus used for His disciples? He called them “LittleFaiths.” When Jesus urged His disciples not to worry about God’s provision of clothing, He said, “If God so clothes the grass of the field…how much more you, LittleFaiths?” Matthew 6:30 When the disciples had to

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Missionaries to the Internet

They never imagined it would grow this quickly. So say Joey Bluege and George Holleway, Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) vicars at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball. The SMP program forms men for pastoral ministry through an LCMS seminary while they are serving a congregation. At the beginning of the formation

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American Ninja Ministry

Have you seen “American Ninja Warrior?”  This television obstacle course competition has captured my viewing allegiance.  My wife and I record it every week so we can savor the feats of strength, agility and adventure as young athletes with varied expertise and life-backgrounds attempt to master each challenge.  It’s a

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Celebrating God’s Kingdom in 2017

2017 was a very special year as the world celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This was not simply a look back, however. As St. Augustine was credited with saying, “The church is always reforming.” We celebrate the gift of Martin Luther’s work in the past, but we also

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Our Ablaze! Story

A blessed 2018 to each of you! It is my prayer that you would grow stronger in your walk of faith and in your ability to share Gods’ grace with others. The Texas District’s mission statement is, “To strengthen congregations to reach the lost, disciple the saved, and to care

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