Posts from July 2020

Posts from July 2020

July 29, 2020

Dear Friends, In the summer of 1986, our little family (just four of us at the time) moved into this lovely home in the Oak Meadow subdivision in north central San Antonio.   It was our sixth move in six years.  And we were delighted to call it our home.  The neighborhood was great, with a neighborhood pool that we visited regularly during the summer months.  We had a bigger than average back yard for our kids to play in.  The house…

July 22, 2020

Dear Friends, We church-goers should be the people most comfortable with wearing masks.  A lot of us have been doing it for years. The Greek word hypokrites means to wear a mask, as a theater actor.  You’re probably aware that in ancient Greek theater, the actors would wear masks as they played their parts.  The well known comedy/tragedy masks are symbols that tie modern theater to its ancient roots.   Jesus uses that word four times in the Sermon on the Mount to describe people…

July 15, 2020

Dear Friends, Navigating 2020 is not for the faint of heart.  Most of us have been off balance most of this year.  It’s hard to believe that six months ago, the impeachment trial in the US Senate had yet to begin.  Now that seems like ancient history, a forgotten footnote in a year that has been dominated by pandemics and protests.  We’re six months in, and what may be the most divisive presidential election in my lifetime is still in…

July 2, 2020

Dear Friends, So I’m curious.  Did anyone wake up today and think “where’s the church newsletter?  It’s not in my inbox!” It was this afternoon that I said to Mary Ann “today’s Thursday, right?  That means yesterday was Wednesday, right?” It’s been that kind of year, hasn’t it. So here it is, a day late.  And no missive from me this week.  Just a video that I hope all of you will take three minutes to watch (by the way, I can check to…