Mama, I’ll never say goodbye
This morning I opened the Meekins family Bible that I inherited from my mom and dad. The Bible is almost 70 years old. The cover and pages of the Bible are worn, but I think that is a good thing. A Bible that is not used is a sad affair, but our family Bible was read every night before my br…
Black History month (February) is a special time in the lives of most African Americans. It is a time of looking back at the goodness of the Lord and how far he has brought us as a race. Although some hills are still being navigated, we are assured by One greater than all of us that we will…
The year was 1978, and Barbara and I were on our first Holy Land tour to Israel.
When we think about the unforgivable sin, most recall Jesus' warning against blasphemy against the Holy Ghost:
My wife gave me an iPad for Christmas. I’m getting used to it, but still prefer my iPhone because it’s smaller.
I believe a society is best measured by its heroes. In our society the label of hero is most often assigned to those who exert violent force against perceived evil. This concept of heroism eclipses all others by a very wide margin.
Back in my smoking days (1961-1982), I’d get asked the question hundreds of times: “Got a light?”
I truly believe that the happiest people in the world should be God’s people. God has called us through the great commission of Mark 16:15-16, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall …
My favorite definition of football is 22 people desperately in need of rest being watched by 80,000 people desperately in need of exercise—and that’s just in the stadium. On Sunday, millions of folks will gather in front of TVs in homes and sports bars to watch the survivors of a long season…
It is interesting how our concept of a prisoner is so two sided. On the one hand we view those who we think have been properly condemned for a crime as an unredeemable miscreant who justly deserves to be scorned and incarcerated. On the other hand, we see others prisoners as people who were …
My wife, Barbara and I had recently married and were living in Palm Desert, California. The year was 1974, and the season was early fall, when we met a very special man. Barbara and I had found a wonderful church to attend that seemed to be overflowing with the love of the Lord. Every tim…
Luke records three accounts of Saul’s conversion in the Book of Acts (Acts 9:1-19; 22:6-16; 26:12-18). The conversion of Saul is not only a powerful testimony to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it also provides more evidence of God’s plan of salvation.
At Faith Presbyterian we will host two very special guests this weekend. Our Men’s Breakfast will feature Bob Patterson as their morning speaker. We gather at 8 for breakfast cooked by Jimmy Martin. Bob Patterson has been a part of the Southwest Fertilizer family since 1989. He served as Gen…
Over your lifetime, you’ve heard this phrase shouted out, whether it’s during a game of hide and seek, a game show on TV, or during a sports event, either novice or professional. It simply means what it says. You are out of the time allotted for this activity.
I am currently serving as the President of the Bay Area Ministerial Association. (B.A.M.A.)
I’m writing this parchment of writ on the eve of my 71st birthday. Being 71 years old and being in the ministry for almost 42 years, for sure I just might have learned a few important things about life.
The burning religious issue today is not whether God's favor includes everyone but rather how we can enjoy the benefits of that favor. How does one obtain peace and joy as God intended, be it for the few or the many? When the angels declared peace on earth at Christ's birth, what did that me…
It’s a new sports season for the North Channel Conference and the junior schools in the area. As the chapters closed for football and volleyball, the boys and girls basketball seasons are now under way for the next couple of months.
Most people living in Texas know that whooping cranes winter here along our middle coast. These rare, endangered and magnificent birds have received enough publicity that even newcomers might even know about them. They are a national treasure, to be sure.
A determined defensive effort helped the Robert E. Lee girls basketball team wrap up play in this weekend’s Lady Ganders Tip-Off Classic with a 31-29 overtime win over Klein Forrest Saturday morning.
Before Jessica Mullins and Hayley Freudenberg lace it up one more time for the Barbers Hill softball team next spring, the two young ladies had some other business to take care of Friday.
The Barbers Hill 8A volleyball team captured the North Channel Conference championship this fall. In the front row, from left, are Makenzi Harmon, Nadia Baez, Brooklynn Livanec and Mia Rivers; and in back are Harper Gonzalez, Rylie King, Camryn Tull, Peyton Fadal, Peyton Spahn, Cynthia LeCom…
Cornelius Brown’s commitment to the Anahuac High School football team as an assistant has definitely made his Panthers varsity basketball program work quite the challenge.
I heard Robert Perez, TPWD’s program leader for upland game birds, speak last week on quail. Actually, it is more accurate to say he spoke on quails – plural – meaning all four species on Texas
Baytown Christian rolled into the TAPPS six-man Division III playoffs with its 23rd straight win dating back to last year’s state title with a 60-6 home victory Friday over Faith Academy to wrap the regular season.
MONT BELVIEU — There weren’t many style points to be awarded in the regular season finale for Barbers Hill. But those had already been earned with the District 12-5A II championship the week before. And there are many more to earn as the playoffs get underway.
HUMBLE — The Goose Creek Memorial football team wanted to turn a corner this fall with a new head coach and approach to how the players competed and represented on the playing field.
Beaumont — After staying close in the first half to Beaumont West Brook on Thursday night at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium, the Sterling Rangers dropped their season finale to the Bruins 47-14.
Baytown Christian girls basketball coach Amber Richard is starting her tenure as the program’s new head coach and it all begins at 6 tonight when the Lady Bulldogs host Southwest Christian.