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“PLEASE STEP AWAY, SIR!”

“PLEASE STEP AWAY, SIR!” “DPS TROOPERS DIRECT REV. STEVE SANCHEZ OF JOHNSON CITY to step away from abortion rights demonstrators during the Texas Rally for Life at the Capitol on Saturday, January 27, 2018.” That was the caption of this photo taken by Jay Janner of the Austin American-Statesmen. You may be wondering what I did. Just exercising my First Amendment Right to Free Speech. It was the end of the march and the crowd of 5,000 pro-lifers had come to…

Will You Rally for Life?

I USED TO BE PRO-CHOICE, but not anymore. My life changed back in 1990 when I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and with that life change came a change of heart and a change of mind. I now value life: black lives, white lives, all colors, in fact. Men, women, and alt-genders. Adults, kids, babies and the pre-born. Especially, the pre-born.> That’s why I will participate in the “Texas Rally for Life” like I did last year when I marched…

Prayer Requests During Our Fast

During our fast today, please pray about these issues: (To read about how to do a one day fast, click here.) 1. We all would live with eternity in mind. 2. We would live for Christ outside the church. 3. We would willingly want to kill sin. 4. We would make Christ all inside the church, therefore, we would forgive and tolerate our petty differences. 5. We would want to pursue holiness. 6. We would read our bibles daily 7. We…

My First Tattoo as a Pastor

MY TATTOO WAS GOING TO BE A REALLY SMALL ONE that simply said, “Mt. 6:33″  the abbreviation for my life’s verse: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). I wanted to be reminded of it, forever—in ink! It was going to be so very tiny and hidden on the underside of my wrist, that the only way anyone would ever notice was if I gave a high…

Thank the Universe and an Asparagus

THE WORST THANKSGIVING SERVICE I ever saw advertised was from a church in Dripping Springs that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony. And the silliest bumper sticker ever stuck to a Hyundai said this: “Did you thank a green plant today?” How far away from God these people are to thank the creation and not the Creator. The Babylon Bee reported that “local atheist Hal Woodring is preparing his heart to humbly show gratitude to the cold, mechanical processes that randomly…

What’s Wrong With This Country

I WAS IN AUSTIN SO I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS, still, I was caught off-guard…. I was paying for a meal to a very nice cashier. Like I do at most establishments, I gave her a million-dollar bill Gospel tract. You know what that is, don’t you? It looks like a real million-dollar bill, (if there were such a thing), but on the back, it has a 165-word presentation of the good news of Jesus Christ. What made this bill…

Martin Luther: Lunatic for the Lord

There’s a poster in our Youth Wing that says, “Do you seriously think God can’t use you?” Then it lists a whole lot of people from the Bible who no one would ever think could be used for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. Noah was a drunk. Abraham was too old. Jacob was a liar. Samson was a womanizer. Rahab was a prostitute (who ended up in the generational line of Jesus). Elijah was suicidal. Lazarus was dead. God also…

DeathBeth.com: SCARIEST. Website. Ever.

A SEVERED DOLL’S HEAD EERILY GREETS YOU on the first page. The black backdrop of the Home Page is striking in its simplicity. Only two words, in bright bloody red, punch your consciousness like a bony poke in the eye: “to die”!!! A bead of sweat forms upon your brow as you read the horrifying challenge, apparently, mystically, horrifically uttered somehow, by that…that…decapitated noggin. You stifle a scream as you read the sentence that will unquestionably cause you to click the next…

Dunkirk and the Missed Miracle

I recently saw the excellent film “Dunkirk” yet was saddened when I learned the filmmakers got everything right except for the true hero of the story. It wasn’t necessarily the selfless citizens who risked lives in their personal boats to bring back the hundreds of thousands of troops stranded on the beach as the Germans advanced; it wasn’t even the brilliance of the commanders who strategized the rescue; it was something, someone, bigger than all that. According to “Anglican Ink” author,…

Hurricane Harvey: Chick-Fil-A to the Rescue

THIS AMAZING PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO CALLED CHICK-FIL-A WITH THIS ORDER: “Two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg – and a boat”. How did this come about? I was hoping to find out the backstory, and I did. In an interview with the morning show, Good Morning America, J. C. Spencer explained what happened to him and his wife during the flood and how America’s favorite chicken restaurant got involved: “Monday morning we realized we had to…
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