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The Deal Is Still On!

When you are a high achiever, getting things done is what you do. In moments of productivity there is nothing worse than realizing you missed something significant and the deadline has passed. …

  • Finish What You Start

    One of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of …

  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

  • Going Off the Grid

    If you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television …

Church News

Local pastor and church founder retiring

Jarvis Philpot has dedicated his life to helping others: serving a total of six churches over 71 years, founding Round Mountain Baptist Church in Leander and becoming involved in communities across …

  • Finish What You Start

    One of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of …

  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

  • Going Off the Grid

    If you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television …

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An inside job

“Once upon a time there were a fisherman and his wife who lived in a hovel by the sea.” So begins a story by the Brothers Grimm, a story not as well known as “Cinderella” or “Hansel and …

Hypocrisy (hy·poc·ri·sy) In the olden days, say 50 years ago, it was common for people to critique Christians as being hypocrites. The Dictionary defines hypocrisy as: The pretending of having virtues, principals, or beliefs …
Listening, and hearing, the Holy Trinity From time to time, folks will ask me, “Do the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit really speak to us?” And when I assure them that the Most Holy Trinity does, indeed, communicate with us, the next …
Make room for increase Happy New Year! We declare this year will be the year of breakthrough! Making room is necessary for increase and expansion in our lives. The Bible tells us in II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who …
Simplify, simplify I hope it’s not too soon to say it, but you probably spent too much money this holiday season. It’s understandable, and I am not without compassion for you or your bank statement. Your list was …
Christmastime traditions Christmas traditions are hardly monolithic. The season is celebrated with as much colorful variety as the pretty paper and shiny ribbons encasing the gifts under the tree. And speaking of that tree, …
Our family's Christmas traditions Christmas traditions are hardly monolithic. The season is celebrated with as much colorful variety as the pretty paper and shiny ribbons encasing the gifts under the tree. And speaking of that tree, …
That we might become what God is A friend gave me a little book a few weeks with a startling title: “Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives,” written by neuroscientist David Eagleman. My first thought was that it was about people …
Seekers and God’s pursuit of us One of the most remarkable passages in Scripture is Jesus’s appearance to the disciples on the evening following his resurrection. The disciples are cowering behind locked doors, for fear that the …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Mark Brown Christmas is a special time of year. It is one of our favorite family holidays. Christmas is a time when the entire world celebrates the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Dale Chrisman For me, personally, my Christmas memories always involve family — first, my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Then, later in life it involved my wife, two daughters and five grandchildren. …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Chuck Robison Karen and I have spent almost every one of our adult Christmases managing church observances and worship. Now our children live away with their children and we are free to celebrate Christmas as we …