You Don’t See This Headline Everyday! (I Didn’t Even Know Christ Played Basketball)

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Today, as I was reading the New York Times on my Kindle, I came upon a peculiar sight. The headline read: “Christ the King 54, Nazareth 53: For Nazareth, a Loss Not Reflected in the Score.” Since I don’t follow New York high school basketball, I wasn’t quite prepared for what I read. As it [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Thursday, March 1

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Talk About Smells! In Praise of Texas Mountain Laurel

A blooming Texas Mountain Laurel plant in my front yard.

A couple of days ago, I blogged on the power of smell to stir up memories. Before I leave the topic of smells, I thought I might add a further reflection. A few nights ago, I stepped out of my front door.  Taking a deep breath, I was surprised to find the air redolent of [Read More...]

New “Blue Like Jazz” Trailer

The film version of the bestselling book Blue Like Jazz is soon to be released. You can find more info at the Blue Like Jazz Movie website. To entice you, here is the new trailer: I have seen a couple of rough cuts of this movie. It wonderfully captures the feel of Don Miller’s book, [Read More...]

Want to Be More Creative? Then Think Outside the Box . . . Literally!

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A recent column in the New York Times begins this way: What ignites the engine of creativity? A popular metaphor in American business urges you to think “outside the box.” Folk wisdom advises that problem-solving is helped by thinking about something “on the one hand” and then “on the other hand.” Is there any psychological [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Wednesday, February 29

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

The Power of Smell to Stir Up Memories

The contstruction site near Schlotzsky's, complete with the requisite outhouse.

Scientific studies have shown that smell has unusual power to stir up memories. Most of us can vouch for that fact from our own experience. You smell old books and remember your grandfather’s den. You smell roses and remember the garden of the house you grew up in. And so forth and so on. Today, [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, February 28

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Good News for “Sound Guys” Everywhere

A "sound guy" hard at work. Picture from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/.

I’ve got good news for “sound guys” everywhere. Even if you’re not a “sound guy,” you might want to pay attention. But, first, let me explain what I’m talking about. In my experience as a pastor and speaker, “sound guy” is virtually a technical term for the person who oversees the audio for a lecture [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Monday, February 27

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

How to Have Successful Children: Inspiration from The High Calling

How to Have Successful Children Psalm 112:1-10 Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2 People like me want successful children. To be honest, we don’t just want successful [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Sunday, February 26, the First Sunday in Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Mystery Man Who Changed My Life Dies

The Space Mission pinball game was one that Kordek worked on while with Williams.

Have you ever had the experience of hearing about someone who died, someone you never met, yet someone who had a significant impact on your life? Though you never knew this person, you feel a combination of loss and gratitude. I had that experience a couple of days ago while scanning the New York Times [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Saturday, February 25, the Fourth Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Devotional Doodle for Friday, February 24, the Third Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Christians Breaking the Ministry Mold: The Eat Gallery in Houston

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When we think of Christian ministry, most of us picture church buildings and pastors and bands or choirs. We might envision missionaries and youth workers and Sunday school teachers. Perhaps we see Christians feeding the hungry or building homes with Habitat for Humanity. All of these are quite fine. They’re vital elements of Christian ministry [Read More...]


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