Brother Mark's Blog

Extreme Errors

Posted by Mark on November 30, 2017

Does the title bring anything to mind in your life? (Might be a great source of stories for a sermon series!) (Some might think my sermons belong in the category.) "Extreme errors" might make you think of errors so obvious, everyone sees them ... like dropping a game winning pass in the end zone (Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XIII) or a fly ball that costs a team the World Series (Texas Rangers). That is not what I'm talking about.

A Very Significant Anniversary (Part 3)

Posted by Mark on October 31, 2017

Can you remember a really important date that was on your calendar ... but you thought it would never arrive? Maybe it was a wedding, the birth of a baby, or Christmas. [Christmas was like that for me when I was a kid but as an adult I'm like, "Oh my gosh! How can Christmas be here again?] Well "Reformation Day 500" (Oct 31, 2017) is finally here.

Significant Anniversary (Part 2)

Posted by Mark on October 18, 2017

I just went to "The State Fair of Texas" where Teresa & I like to eat our way from one end to the other. Be-cause we split nearly everything, it is almost like eating healthy! One thing we do not split, however, is a Fletcher's Corny Dog (the best corny dog in the world)! This year was the 75th anniversary of its invention. That is significant ... but not nearly as significant as the 500th anniversary of "The Reformation."

A Very Significant Anniversary

Posted by Mark on September 26, 2017

Have you ever forgotten an anniversary? If it was a wedding anniversary, you probably got reminded. You may know there are traditions to let us know the kinds of gifts we should give on select anniversaries (like silver on the 25th and gold on the 50th). What does one give for the 500th?