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VBS and the Puzzle with a Missing Piece

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. - Jesus (Matthew 7:7-8) Friends, If you have been anywhere near...

The Waters of Baptism

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, I wrote a few weeks ago celebrating how many baptisms we have had here at University, with more to come. It’s great to hear the faith confessed, see the family of God grow, as the waters of baptism wash over one more person who has been joined to Jesus. The congregation joins in...

Singing in the Sand

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with...

Cool Words for a Hot Day

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, It snowed in San Antonio. Not today. Today it was hot. Really, really hot.  But it snowed in San Antonio. I have a picture to prove it. Actually, it’s not proof I need. I need to remember, and when it comes to memory, a picture is worth far more than a thousand words. It...

Water Problems

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the...

In Case You Haven't Heard...

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Dear Friends, Just in case you haven’t heard: our youngest child, our daughter, Anna Elizabeth got engaged this past Wednesday. She is marrying a Naval Officer, and life is about to be seriously different for our little close-knit crew. They came and spent the day with us today and we...

Take Your Authority

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Dear Friends, “Take Your Authority” That’s what the little sign over the door in my office says. I’ve been told Rev. Paul Parks put that sign there. Every time I look at that sign, I find courage to do what God has called me to do... and I think of Paul and I thank...

Swing Wide the Gates

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Ho, everyone who thirsts,     come to the waters; and you that have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not...

Taxes, Exemptions and Grace

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, Maybe because tax filings were due this week, I have been thinking about exemptions. It came up in Bible study on Wednesday, and the thought has stayed with me in reflection and prayer since.  We were discussing the scriptural command to refrain from passing judgement on anyone...

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