Month: October 2010

The Greatest Man I Ever Met

Thoughts

The Greatest Man I Ever Met

On October 30, 2007 the greatest man I have ever known slipped the surly bonds of earth and kissed the face of God.

A life well lived, a song well sung, a sermon well preached, a love properly given. No one felt that almost 75 years was long enough, but we didn’t want to see the strong, manly hero we had followed live in a worn, decrepit body either. So we gathered that morning without anyone calling us together—we each came separately to the room where Daddy was resting.… Continue reading

Let My Life Count

Thoughts

Let My Life Count

Oh, Lord, help me make my life count.

This week I have been in Phoenix as the representative for the City of Houston for the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains (www.iacac.ws), a group which I have been a member for twelve years.  The association is comprised of multi-denominations from around the world—largely Europe.  I met some wonderful people through the years from every Christian background imaginable and a few other faiths as well.  Annually we convene, confer and worship on a different continent and in a different style church.… Continue reading