Well, Tuesday’s surgery was a success by everyone’s high standards and Tim is raring to get off the breathing equipment and pain meds so he can go back to the posh life of a NICU baby. But why, you wonder, was surgery required? Was it really open heart surgery? Was Meredith Grey actually on Tim’s […]
Coming out of the morning showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Christie, we discovered that in an elementary school in Connecticut, a school like the one our oldest son and daughter attend here in Texas, dozens were killed in a shooting, many of them children. Already, the condolences are pouring out, as well […]
Well, if you haven’t heard already, Hale #3 arrived yesterday at 11:58 am. Samuel Wayne Hale was born 6 lbs, 1 oz, and 19 1/4 inches long. He’s an exceptional young man! He tests well already, having passed both Apgar and hearing tests with flying colors. He’s working on being a regular Hale, eating well […]
The theme for this year’s Texas Annual Conference, reflecting the idea of Extravagant Generosity, immediately calls to mind U2’s anthemic “With or Without You.” Without a doubt, it was one of the best annual conferences I’ve been a part of. The highlight was Tuesday night’s service in which my wonderful wife Christie was ordained as […]
A traditional wassail recipe for your holiday enjoyment!
[picapp align="right" wrap="true" link="term=salvation+army+bell&iid=6030149" src="b/e/6/4/Salvation_Army_KicksOff_861d.jpg?adImageId=7781836&imageId=6030149" width="234" height="165" /]Our son Ben, along with his sister, is staying with his aunt for a few days before Thanksgiving. He has been fascinated with the Salvation Army volunteers ringing bells, and today engaged one of them in a theological conversation. It went something like this… Why are you an […]
Sitting with Ben this morning, who isn’t feeling well. So we were reading out of the Psalms, 118:19-24, and talking about the events of Holy Week. In trying to explain about the imagery of the “gates of justice” and “God’s own gates,” I asked, “Sometimes we go to visit God–where do we go to visit […]