13 11, 2016

The Discipline of Kindness: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for November 13, 2016

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We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER O God, I pray for humility today. I am sad when I have friendships strained by our differing viewpoints—political, or religious, or cultural, or otherwise. My convictions matter deeply to me. I will stand by them. I think they are right. I think I am right. I am proud of those convictions, God—maybe too proud. Forgive me, God, for my arrogance and self-righteousness. Help me to embrace what Jesus taught, that the relationships matter [...]

24 07, 2016

Listening for God Through Chaos: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 24, 2016

2017-03-28T14:56:46-05:00 July 24th, 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. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Sometimes, I feel confused. There are so many things going on in the world—politics and elections, race relations, killings of police officers, concerns of police brutality, terrible conflicts and wars around the world, the threat of ISIS, natural disasters, concerns about the price of oil and the local economy, environmental concerns, debates dividing our denomination. So many voices shouting to pay attention to them. “Hey, what about me?” the voices all [...]

3 07, 2016

Freedom is Not Free: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 3, 2016

2017-03-28T14:56:55-05:00 July 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. A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving God, I sometimes get frustrated with our country. I become frustrated with our political system, with our candidates and representatives, our leaders and our government. I look around and wonder what is going on, why some things are happening and other things are not happening. Too often, those feelings lead me to bow out, not sure whom to cheer for, not sure how to make an impact. Sometimes, I end up simply focusing [...]

5 06, 2016

State of the Heart: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for June 5, 2016

2017-03-28T14:57:14-05:00 June 5th, 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. A PERSONAL PRAYER God of mercy, Oh, how quick I am to judge others. I don’t want to categorize people, but I do: Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, black or white or Hispanic, gay or straight, old or young, rich or poor, Longhorns or Aggies, with me or against me. I could go on and on. And then, of course, I form judgments about those people based on the category. If it isn’t about appearance, it is about their opinions [...]