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August 6, 2018


It is Monday morning; rain steadily falls, slowly soaking into the parched dry earth. I can almost hear all of creation express a deep drawn out ah…, relief has come. I still have Sunday’s sermon on my mind, The Parables of the Lost. Relief came when the shepherd found his lost sheep and the woman […]

November 29, 2017


Preparing for Christmas “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord…’” Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23 The Scriptures above make it pretty clear that we are to prepare for the coming of the Lord. We have spent the last three weeks in Matthew 25 […]

November 29, 2017


November 1, 2017

An Every Sunday Christian

An Every Sunday Christian “Don’t stop meeting together with other believers,which some people have gotten into the habit of doing.” (Hebrews 10:25) Doesn’t that seem like an odd title? Isn’t a Christian an every Sunday church goer? Actually, church attendance has been an issue since the first century. Perhaps it is getting worse. In today’s […]

August 8, 2016

All Creation is Called to Praise God

All Creation is Called to Praise God “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from heaven! Praise God on the heights! 2 Praise God, all of you who are his messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise his heavenly forces! 3 Sun and moon, praise God! All of you bright stars, praise God! 4 You […]

August 8, 2016


ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE Earlier this month, Valorie Mahler and I accompanied Pastor Harrell and Jan as Lay Delegates to Annual Conference in Waco. We spent three days immersed in worship, fellowship, learning, and voting on issues presented to us. The conference teacher this year was Alan Hirsch who is an Australian missiologist (new word for […]

August 8, 2016

Breathe Deep, Jesus is Still Lord!

Bishop Mike Lowry: Breathe Deep, Jesus is Still Lord! © Posted: 18 Jul 2016 04:43 PM PDT 2016-South-Central-Jurisdiction-Conference-logoI returned home from the recently concluded South Central Jurisdictional Conference last night (Sunday, July 17). During the conference, we elected three fine new bishops – Bishops Ruben Saenz, Jr., Jimmy Nunn, and Bob Farr. I am blessed […]

June 1, 2016

General Conference 2016

The United Methodist Church General Conference met in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016. The top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church convenes once every four years. The Conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for […]

May 4, 2016

We Are More

When it comes to your faith who are you? Is it about your church? Maybe it is about your beliefs? It could be that the ever-changing culture around you makes a big difference. A pastor friend of mine years ago used to say, “Remember who and whose you are.” I believe he was right. We […]

April 11, 2016

New District Superintendent Coming

Dr. Lisa Neslony Appointed as West District Superintendent February 25, 2016 Dr. Lisa Neslony Bishop Mike Lowry, episcopal leader of the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, has announced that Dr. Lisa Neslony will be appointed as the District Superintendent (DS) for the West District of the Central Texas Conference effective July 1. […]

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