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It's Hot!

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.-Galatians 6:9 Friends, It is hot. I mean…really hot.  This spring the weather was wonderful, and it held on longer than I dared hope, but as a result, there seemed to be no...

The Best Is yet to Come

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends,   It is annual conference week, which means lay leaders and clergy from churches all over the Rio Texas Conference are gathered in Corpus Christi to worship, learn, and ‘conference’ together. Conferencing goes back to 1744 when John Wesley gathered other leaders of...

Cynical, Bitter, & Apathetic

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 Friends, We are told in scripture that God made a good world but that humanity quickly made a mess of things. We wake each day as heirs of a good world in which much has...

What's That Smell?

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved…”Paul to the believers in Corinth Friends, I...

Offering Hope

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Friends, A few months ago, we received a call from a woman whose husband had just passed away. She had no ties to University. She had never been to our church. She was completely overwhelmed when a friend suggested she contact us. We were happy to step in and minister to this family in their...

The Faith Within Us

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of...

The Faith Within Us

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of...

Giving Thanks

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, There is an odd tendency among humans to not appreciate things until they are gone or they are in danger. We don't appreciate a deep breath until we struggle to take one. We aren't thankful for health until we are sick. We don't know what a blessing it is to come home till we don't...

Where Are You Looking?

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Hi Friends,   I enjoy the anticipation of “looking forward”: looking forward to seeing our kids when they come to visit; looking forward to being in worship on Sundays; looking forward to working with Lo Alaman, who spoke to the students for the first time last night. Looking...

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