Monday, April 12, 2010

Daystar Television

I'll be on the Daystar Network here in Houston tomorrow, April 13 at Noon (central).  Hope you'll tune in if your in the area.   Thanks.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm home today. In Houston. Where the spring just keeps on hanging around. It's uncharacteristic for April - heck, by now, we're usually in the 80s.

Things are good. Life is sweet, my health is probably better than it's been for years, living more simply than ever, free of some of the stuff of life that just exhausted me without me even knowing the cause. Grace and mercy show their faces every single day. After more than half a century on the planet, it occurs to me more often than ever that God is not mad at me. Feelings of unworthiness to not turn into morbid pity . . . just thanksgiving that "unworthy" makes it easier for me to see God.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

I called my mom yesterday to wish her a happy Easter. She's living in a nursing home in my hometown . . . and happy there for the most part. She went to the funeral of the man who was the pastor of our church when I was a kid. He was a gentle, sweet man of God. Mom said she did ok during the service - and you have to know these get tougher and tougher for her in that she's outliving most of her peers. And not many people would have taken that bet. She's been physically frail for years with a long list of troubles. But mentally, watch out! Anyway, she said she made it through the service without getting too emotional, then as they walked past the casket, they played "Home Free" over the sound system and she broke down.

One great thing among a long list of great things our pastor said at Easter services yesterday was this - Eternal Life does not begin with your last breath. The life and light of Christ in us pushes that button when we open up to Him. Rebirth, regeneration, the Spark . . . now!

As I was getting ready yesterday morning in the wee hours of the day, I found myself overwhelmed with gratitude that I was going to get to do what I do on Easter 2010. There have been years in the past, up to do some sunrise service, that I was probably not so thankful, probably grumbled internally that I was gonna have to sing at 6 AM! What a punk.

Over the past 5 or 6 years, there have been a few years where I wasn't singing anywhere and I felt a sense of loss. That's ok. Now, for you and me both, forget what has happened and look toward what God will do for, with, in you today and enjoy it! Most of all say "thank You."

Great quote from a Jeremy Taylor excerpt in my devotional reading today . . .

"Remember, no one can undervalue you if you know that you are unworthy."

Not to walk around debasing yourself; that's just morbid. But to know of my unworthyness in so many things keeps me from always trying to remind myself and others that "Hey, I'm OK." And I am . . . and You are . . . for one Reason!