Archive for July, 2010

Unlimit Yourself

Posted by    |    July 18th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Reid and I were in need of spiritual nourishment today, so we went to the 11:15 am service at Higher Mark Church this morning.  Most of you are probably not aware of Higher Mark — a small church located in a shopping center off W. Camp Wisdom Road in South Dallas — but you should be.  We’re talking about a full on, roof-raising gospel Baptist church headed by Pastor Billy Adkison.  Don Ollie is the Music Director, and you don’t get that position at this church unless you know what you are doing.

Pastor Adkison can flat out preach.  His sermon, “Unlimit Yourself,” could have been written specifically for me.  He called on all of us to toss away the impediments and barriers that keep us from using our gifts to serve the Lord.

I get a little antsy at the one hour mark of most services, so I was really surprised to leave a full three hours after we got there, totally energized by a congregation that welcomed us with open arms, hugs, and prayers.  Reid and I witnessed the power of a fully engaged, small congregation singing, praying, and helping each other in a way reminiscent of another era.

I am a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, but I fully intend to stop by from time to time to visit my new found friends at Higher Mark Church.  And you should, too.

Irish Catholic and Protestant “healing” in Arlington

Posted by    |    July 12th, 2010 at 8:05 am

The Dallas Morning News ran a great piece on 16 Irish teens who gave to North Texas to visit as part of the Ulster Project. The primary purpose of the Ulster Project is to…

To promote reconciliation between Northern Irish Catholics and Protestants by fostering tolerance, understanding, and friendship among teenage future leaders

Of the sixteen teens to come to North Texas, 8 of the teens were Catholic and 8 were Protestant but they have been learning more about each other and their faith while building parade floats, riding through Six Flags, and even helping out at a local food pantry. You can read the full story here