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28 02, 2020

A Fearless Moral Inventory

2020-02-28T09:03:10-06:00February 28th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on A Fearless Moral Inventory

A PERSONAL PRAYER Dear God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, The twelve steps teach that there comes a time to take a "fearless moral inventory" of my life. Lent is that time. A "moral inventory," because there is a need to be specific, to recognize that in my preoccupation with my own needs and wants, my own agenda and desires, I have hurt other people, and my sin separates me from you. God, you know they aren't intentional, these shortcomings. Mostly, they are just failures: Failures of self-discipline. Failures of generosity. Failures of understanding. Most of all, failures to [...]

27 02, 2020

PM Pals by Bevin Barrett

2020-02-27T16:57:55-06:00February 27th, 2020|75|Comments Off on PM Pals by Bevin Barrett

St. Luke’s PM Pals grew out of an experience five volunteers had at a program called Night OWLS at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. I decided to volunteer at Night OWLS because I was new to Dallas as a recent college graduate, and I was looking to meet people and thought I would “get out of my comfort zone” and volunteer with children with special needs. I quickly grew to love the program and the children. After several former Night OWLS’ volunteers moved to Houston for different reasons, Natalie Kubik called us up and asked if we wanted [...]

21 02, 2020

A Truelove Story By Amanda Sorena

2020-02-21T14:07:42-06:00February 21st, 2020|75|Comments Off on A Truelove Story By Amanda Sorena

Over two years ago, The Story Houston sent over an army of people to volunteer to muck out our house after we flooded during Hurricane Harvey. From the moment the water entered our home, we knew that our lives were forever changed. At the time, we saw God at work through the people who helped us and lifted us up. But God didn’t want to just use this event to teach us about true gratitude, humbleness, and how inconsequential our material things really are. Oh no. His plans for our entire family were bigger than we ever imagined. On day [...]

21 02, 2020

Boundaries

2020-02-21T13:34:27-06:00February 21st, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Boundaries

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I need to learn some things. I need to learn when to say no, and when to say yes. I need to be clear about what I am responsible for, and what I am not responsible for. I want to know how to help others without being a "fixer." I need to understand when it is ok to say "Sorry. It's not my problem." How do I know when it is time to intercede for someone else and when it is none of my business? I watch people struggle, sometimes people I love, and [...]

14 02, 2020

Rage and Delight

2020-02-14T09:11:02-06:00February 14th, 2020|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Rage and Delight

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, There are moments. There are moments it feels like there is something inside me that takes me over. It is anger. Rage. Fury. The frustration just bubbles inside me. And then, small things trigger me and I lash out. I often lash out and say ugly things to the people I love the most. Sometimes it is at those who are defenseless. I don't know what to do with this anger. I know anger is a natural emotion, but why do I use it and say and do hurtful things? I hear your son tell me [...]

11 02, 2020

24-Hour Prayer Vigil

2020-02-19T14:40:36-06:00February 11th, 2020|Prayer Vigil|2 Comments

How To Participate 1. PRAISE (5 minutes) Start your prayer hour by praising the Lord. Praise Him for things that are on your mind right now. Praise Him for all that has happened in the life of St. Luke’s during the last 75 years. 2. WAITING (5 minutes) Spend this time waiting on the Lord. Simply rest in His presence. Think about the hour before you and the things you want the Lord to do in 2020. 3. CONFESSION (5 minutes) Ask the Holy Spirit to show you anything in your life [...]

11 02, 2020

My St. Luke’s Story by Kaye LaVerne Sisk Hardy

2020-02-11T16:40:37-06:00February 11th, 2020|75|Comments Off on My St. Luke’s Story by Kaye LaVerne Sisk Hardy

I grew up in a loving Baptist family in Small-Town Texas. After college, I came to Houston and joined River Oaks Baptist Church, where I belonged to a singles Sunday School class, until I met my future husband, John. John’s parents had helped start St. Lukes when it was meeting at Lamar High School. I figured there was no way I’d make a Baptist out of him, so the next Sunday after we married, I joined St.Lukes. We joined the Friendship Class, “young” married, who were mostly graduates of the Brunchers class. (This group of singles was disbanded by Dr. [...]