February 22: “The Adventure of Reading and Reflecting on Your Bible

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 5 Luke 8 Job 22 1 Corinthians 9 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “So he said, ‘The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that “Looking they may not see, and hearing […]

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January 4: “The Great Adventure”

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 8:1–10:32 Matthew 4:12-25 Psalm 4:1-8 Proverbs 1:20-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Matthew 4:19-20 ” ‘Follow me,’ he told them, ‘and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): As I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, there just […]

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Reflecting on Westside’s Partnership with Calvary Denver

This morning, I met with Gary Wallis, Brian Capshaw, and Kevin Hasnack for breakfast.  Kevin is the pastor of Calvary Denver, a very young church plant in Denver, Colorado. We had breakfast as we talked about what God is continuing to do at the church that Westside Baptist has partnered with for about 3 years. […]

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Our Trip to Israel: Miscellaneous Flight Stuff

I’m sitting in the airport in Paris, France right now and have about 45 minutes before our next flight boards. I thought I’d share a couple of things that we’ve experienced on our flights so far. On our flight from Lexington to Atlanta, we boarded the plane and I noticed that someone was sitting in […]

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Alcatraz, escapees, and living by faith

Yesterday, Joseph’s 5th-grade teacher was talking about Alcatraz and the fact that a few men actually managed to escape. Joseph raised his hand and told her that his great-grandpa was part of the reason those men no longer robbed banks and were put in Alcatraz in the first place. As he recounted to us the […]

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Challenger tragedy – 25 years ago today

I remember the afternoon I heard of the Challenger tragedy as if it were yesterday. That shuttle launch was advertised quite a bit more than usual because Christa McAuliffe was taking the ride. She was the first average citizen and the first school teacher to get the OK to go into space. This would be a […]

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