Tag: relationships

Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth, to my Texas African-American brothers and sisters. On this day 153 years ago (June 19, 1865) the news of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was delivered on the shores of Galveston, TX, effectively ending slavery in the state.  General Granger’s words: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United…

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Workers Ahead: Dads Building Homes

Living in Fort Worth, TX, where things are always under construction but never fully constructed, I’ve learned to accept the good news and the bad news of I-35W. The bad news: traffic fines double when workers are present. The good news: workers are never present. As a Dad, my home is always under construction but never fully constructed. Just when…

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What’s In A Nickname?

My real name is Anthony but my whole life people have called me Tony. No worries, though. I like Tony. In fact, if you call me Anthony, my first instinct is to think (a) I’m in trouble or (b) you don’t know me that well. Three of my brothers also had nicknames when we were growing up. Our friends called…

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From Faith to Faith

“For in it [(the gospel)] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17, CSB) What do you do with good news? You share it! When something big happens – a milestone in your child’s life, the completion of a hard-earned degree, meeting a celebrity –…

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Leaders are Called to People, Not Products

The imagery of leaders shepherding and caring for their flocks is replete throughout Scripture. Leaders are shepherds. If you shepherd sheep, you probably gain wealth from their wool. If you shepherd goats, your livelihood probably comes from their milk. But it is important for leaders in every capacity to remember that wool and milk are not the greatest things you…

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