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…
Spring football was expected to begin by mid-April for all football programs in the area and amid the COVID-19 pandemic that, as well as much of the 2020 season’s preparation has been put on ice.
The NCAA Division I Council has voted to allow colleges to provide spring sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.
Just because the world is locked down in the face of a pandemic didn’t keep the Crosby High School softball team from finding a way to stay connected.
The professional softball tale of Randi Rupp-Hennigan continues on even if there is this unplanned COVID-19 pandemic thing to ruin the momentum.
Blaiz Spears took some time away from Houston and the coronavirus drama to play a round of golf with his father Kenneth Spears. It turned out to be a memorable experience for both of them.
TOKYO — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tonight was meant to be the one where a number of Baytown-area kids went to bed and dreamt about waking up the next morning to embark on a new season of little league baseball and softball.
It all became real when the long-awaited new version of the Gary Herrington baseball tournament, the inaugural Battle of the Bay was shuttered after Thursday’s action.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.
The title has a double meaning. For one, it’s the Morse code call for emergency assistance. The other might have kept you from reading this. But I’m glad you’re still here.
For now, high school sports in the state of Texas are suspended through March 29 after the UIL announced its response to the coronavirus that has led to professional and collegiate sports to do the same at various lengths of time.
There have been other versions of the Gary Herrington baseball tournament, but this one is a little different according to Sterling head Adam Shibley.
A 17-15 record on paper meant statistical improvement for the Lee College Rebels basketball team, but for head coach Roy Champagne, it still left a lot to be desired.
It may not be an ideal way to open a season, but the Goose Creek Memorial baseball team can take a bit of solace after a 3-9 start three weeks into their campaign.
It’s time to congratulate the run of the Crosby boys basketball team that ended its run to the top spot of the Power Five at No. 3 following its Region 3 quarterfinal defeat last week against Fort Bend Hightower.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros’ opener at Oakland on March 26.