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5 05, 2020

Tuesday, May 5: No Thank You, by Rev. Bill Denham

2020-05-05T09:01:57-05:00May 5th, 2020|75, Devotionals for Times Like This|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 5: No Thank You, by Rev. Bill Denham

Psalm 138 (from The Message) 1 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!” Angels listen as I sing my thanks. 2 I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: “Thank you!” Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word. 3 The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength. 4 When they hear what you have to say, God, all the earth’s kings will say “Thank you.” 5  They’ll sing of what you have done: “How [...]

6 03, 2020

Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

2020-03-06T10:51:33-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

It's no secret to those close to me that I don't like to venture far from home when I don't have to. So when I made the move all by myself from suburban Moorestown, NJ to Houston, TX, it was a big deal. I had just finished graduate school and accepted a full-time position as organist and worship coordinator of a large, Houston-area church. Not long after moving here, my now-wife Grace and I got engaged and she moved to Houston to be with me. We got married a year later and things were going pretty well. However, just a [...]

6 03, 2020

Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

2020-03-06T10:45:42-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

I have been involved in the life of the church since May of 1959, most notably in our woodshop and as an outreach volunteer on mission trips. Starting in 1986 with a trip to Jamaica, I have been on 24 St. Luke’s sponsored mission trips in a variety of countries over almost 30 years. My professional training as a nurse was utilized during many of the trips, but I was called into service to do anything that needed doing like installing siding, carrying wheelbarrows of rocks and painting. One thing that was immediately apparent anywhere we traveled was that though [...]

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 [...]

11 04, 2020

This Church Will Always be Home by Jody Jackson

2020-04-29T10:34:44-05:00April 11th, 2020|75|3 Comments

There never was any doubt about what church I would attend when I graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 and came to work in Houston. While I looked for roommates and a place to live, I stayed with longtime family friend Grace Bethea (who later married Joe Ross) and her mother, Fannie. It just happened that Grace was St. Luke's Director of Christian Education at that time, so of course, it was understood that I would join this church.Grace steered me to the big room on the third floor where the church's young single's class met, and I [...]

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. [...]