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10 04, 2016

He Restores My Soul

2017-03-28T14:57:40-05:00 April 10th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Reverend Bill Denham Every hospital visit is unique. Different rooms, patients, medical issues, outcomes. One of the things that some special lay men and women do is volunteer to visit hospitalized persons in the Medical Center. These volunteers enter the hospital room knowing that they represent not only St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, but also the healing hands and voice of Jesus the Christ. Before entering a hospital room the volunteer washes his/her hands and, more often than not, offers up a silent prayer, asking God to be with them in this visit. These men and women [...]

10 04, 2016

A Shepherd to Show the Way: Inside Out Habits for April 10, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:42-05:00 April 10th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious God, I need to be led by you. I like to believe that I know right and wrong, but as I grow older, more and more often the decisions seem more difficult. Things don’t seem as black and white, and I am more often than not ambivalent about decisions in front of me. I need a shepherd to guide me, God. And even when I know what is right, I am not always able [...]

3 04, 2016

He Will Provide

2017-03-28T14:57:44-05:00 April 3rd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Patrick Long-Quian When I started senior year in high school, the number one thing people told me was to get my college applications finished early. I tried, but that just didn’t happen. The stress started piling up; the stress of deciding what I was going to do for the rest of my life at the age of 18, the stress of how I was going to pay for this monumental step in my education and life. In the fall of 2015 my voice teacher told me that someone from a music school was coming to Houston for [...]

3 04, 2016

Prayers: The Real Work: Inside-Out Habits for April 3, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:45-05:00 April 3rd, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER O God, In the days after Easter, the disciples huddled in that same upper room in Jerusalem, and there they prayed. They waited and prayed to be clothed with power from on high. Instead, O God, I find myself working and fretting, worrying and wondering and wandering. Yes, you know I am praying, too. But somehow, my prayers feel different from those prayers of the disciples. Too often, I think that the important stuff is the “real [...]

27 03, 2016

Abundant and Everlasting: Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace for March 27, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:47-05:00 March 27th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER O God, Lots of people will stream through the doors of our church this weekend. They will come on Good Friday hungry for your love, poured on a cross, to be made real for them. They will come on Easter Sunday looking for new life, believing or wanting to believe the resurrection, and thirsty for the everlasting and abundant life you offer. I pray for each one of them today, God. For each man. For each [...]

20 03, 2016

Beside Him: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for March 20, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:48-05:00 March 20th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

  We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER O Lord Jesus, That week is beginning, the week of your passion, the week of your greatest glory. I want to walk that week with you… I remember how you said to your disciples in the garden of Gethsemane on that Thursday night, “Could you not stay awake with me for even one hour?” I am sympathetic to their cause. I can’t even stay focused on you, much less go to the cross with [...]

13 03, 2016

A Verbal Three-Leaf Clover

2017-03-28T14:57:50-05:00 March 13th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Rev. Bill Denham I remember learning my ABC’s in kindergarten. I remember learning my times tables, with flash cards, in the 3rd grade. I don’t remember learning any creeds. I don’t remember learning any because I was not reared in a church which had them. I am glad that each of my children has learned and that each of my grandchildren will learn the Apostles’ Creed. We are blessed that we have creeds, several of them in fact. The one we say most often is the Apostles’ Creed. Repetition is key in learning. Repeating over and over [...]

13 03, 2016

Amazing Grace: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for March 13, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:52-05:00 March 13th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I’m coming clean. Like the tax collector in the temple, I beat my breast and say “Lord, have mercy on me a sinner.” Oddly, one of my sins is that I am like the Pharisee in the temple, who says “thank God I am not like these other people…sinners.” Ok, I don’t actually use those words, but you know my attitude. Self-righteous. Better than the guy next to me. God, I can’t brush it under [...]

6 03, 2016

United in Love: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for March 6, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:53-05:00 March 6th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Holy God, Today, I pray for your church. My prayers are of overflowing gratitude and thanksgiving. I love your church. She has been a nurturing mother to me since I was fourteen years old, and she nurtured my own mother and father before me, and my grandparents and great grandparents before them. She has been the love of friends, who have spoken the words of life to me. She has been church dinners [...]

28 02, 2016

Renewing Hope: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for February 28, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:55-05:00 February 28th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Holy Spirit, I need your guidance. I read the words of Scripture, and want to follow them and apply them to my life, but I know that they only have power to really guide me when they are enlivened by you. Sometimes, I hear your voice speaking to me… or at least I think it is your voice. I sense your nudges and promptings… or at least it feels to me like they are from [...]