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A Lament Collection

Church is a collection of people looking above to worship God in Jesus Christ. Thinking as I stared at a collection of different succulents, lament and sadness overwhelm. Dee Lowe; pandemic; masks; empty churches; marching; riots; unemployment; division. And then it hit me that a good thing to do would be to ask one of [...]


Book of Order

The 2020-21 Book of Order #fancy-title-33 {font-family: "Open Sans Condensed"} The Book of Order has four sections: The Foundations of Presbyterian Polity Form of Government Directory for Worship Rules of Discipline Download Book of Order

Mother’s Day Devotion

Join us for a Mothers Day Devotion #fancy-title-39 {font-family: "Open Sans Condensed"} Palo Duro Presbytery will host "Remembering our Mothers: A Devotion" A simple worship as we give thanksgiving to God above for our Mother Rev. Janelle Blair, SaraLee Morris, Emily Kincaid, Rev. Scott Campbell and you Friday May 8th 3:00 (aim for 50 min.) [...]

Written in the Palm of God’s Hand

A key Jewish identity is that God gives a name an everlasting memorial, that each Jew is written in the palm of God’s hand never to be forgotten. “Yad Vashim” Hebrew from Isaiah 56:5. This is stunning. Solely by Jesus Christ and his righteousness, we see ourselves in this verse too. Our identity is in [...]

Worship Online

Abilene, TX First Central Presbyterian, Abilene, Texas. Two ways to access: Click on the “worship on line” button at the top of www.fcpc.net - OR -  you can go through Facebook: www.facebook.com/fcpcabilene Westminster Presbyterian Church, Abilene, Texas is now using Face Book to video their services. You can go through Face Book at: https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterPresbyterianChurchAbileneTx/ Amarillo, TX [...]

The Engine Is Running Hot

I spent too long looking for one of my favorite poems that I collected and put away a few years ago.  It’s written by an unknown author from Ghana, West Africa from the point of view of an anxious bus driver; the bus is full and the engine is fragile.  It just felt right for [...]

Dr. David Jensen – “Remembering (or Forgetting ?) Your Baptism” 

                  Meet our Special Guest on September 25-26, 2020 at the 147th Stated Meeting of Palo Duro Presbytery.  Dr. David Jensen will lead our theme:  “Remembering (or Forgetting ?) Your Baptism”  Dr. Jensen has been teaching at Austin Seminary since 2001. He was elected a full professor […]

“Lord, I will follow you, but….”

PDP Newsletter:   "Lord, I will follow you, but..." We have Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent on our minds.  It’s here already, and I have this phrase on my mind from Luke 9:61.  I was thinking about the great conjunction “but” in the Bible.  There’s the greatest example, I think, in Romans 6:23, [...]

Instant in Season Or Not in Season

II Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season. I’m so tired after Presbytery. It was an inspiring time. So, I needed this little quiet time gem today. I spent time with Paul’s last words to Timothy …and to us. I’m always taken with last words spoken. Seems Shakespeare was too: [...]


Colossians 3:3, “Your life is hid with Christ in God.” It hit me. I read this verse on a chilly morning as I thought about an Advent sermon in Santa Anna. And suddenly I received a parcel, a Christmas Parcel. For me, there’s nothing more exciting and special than sending or receiving Christmas parcels. It [...]

Christ Nearby

Galatians 6:14 “But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” This is the Durrow Cross from the 8th c. What do you see when you look at a cross? They are [...]

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