Throughout America’s history, many presidents have designated certain days to be set aside for the purpose of prayer.

The old saying “seeing is believing” is turned around by the risen Lord in his resurrection appearance to Thomas and the other disciples to “believing is seeing.”

Have you ever watched a 2-year-old struggle to lift something that is much too heavy? If you offer to help, she might yell, “No! I can do it myself!”

One needs only listen to a day’s news and you’d be reminded of many of the things we humans have to worry about: global warming, suicide bombers, Russia, cyberterrorism, North Korea, tornadoes, fires and floods, identity theft, ZIKA, and the list goes on.

The Killeen carnival left this week, coincidentally just in time for Ash Wednesday. So, what does the carnival and Ash Wednesday have in common?

Isaiah 58:1-9 is a challenging text about people who go through the motions of religion so that they don’t actually have to do what religion calls for. If you act like you’re doing what God wants, maybe you won’t have to do what God wants.

With Valentine’s Day in the rear-view mirror, we have heard many wonderful love stories, spent millions on Special Cards for Special People; kept the florist in business for another year and had enough chocolate covered strawberries to stuff a pig!

Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is next week (just a heads-up, guys!) The Apostle Paul celebrated love in his letter to the believers at Corinth. He began with the clarification that “love is very patient” (1 Corinthians 13:4).

When was the last time someone really stopped and listened to you? How about you? Be honest — when was the last time you stopped, set aside your own agenda, and really listened? I mean without trying to figure out how you were going to respond and what you were going to say next or thinking …

If I ask you all the question, “Who is Jesus?” many of you would correctly tell me, “He is the Son of God” or “the Messiah” or “the savior of the world.”

Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be …

New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. As people make plans to quit a bad habit, lose weight or stabilize their budget, Crossroads churches in Killeen and Belton, are eliminating food — at least on a limited basis — from their diet to build a stronger more intimate relationship with God.

Christianity without the cross is unconscionable, but is not undoable. Many who profess the faith have become quite capable of practicing a cross-less Christianity.

Have you ever witnessed overwhelming force? My senior year in high school, I watched multinational coalition forces liberate Kuwait on TV. The military operation was rapid, dominant, and overpowering.