Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am married to Dianna, and we have three boys: Luke, Noah, and Ethan.

Focus on the Cross

Great word from Pastor David Stone of Lakeway Bapitst Church. His “Morning Mana” thought today called us to focus on the cross. That is a focus we must always keep. Pastor Stone’s thoughts: John Piper wrote:”Christ is the glory of … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ was Dead, BUT Now He is ALIVE!

Jesus Christ was dead. He had, in fact, been murdered. Betrayed by one of His close associates and brought before the rulers of His day, He should have received a fair trial and justice according to the law and customs … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers about Forgiveness

I am blessed to be the Associate Pastor of the Rodgers Baptist Church in Garland, TX. That congregation is a blessing and joy to serve. One of the duties that I’m joyfully obligated to perform is the writing and procuring … Continue reading

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The Power of the Resurrection

Jesus Christ defeated death. He has made a way for you and I to defeat it as well. That way was made possible because of the Resurrection. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave is the single greatest event … Continue reading

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Remarkable Forgiveness

I came across the amazing story of Judy Lawson and Richard Wine by reading Art Lindsley’s book Love: the Ultimate Apologetic published by InterVarsity Press. What follows is a lengthy excerpt from pages 108-110. This is truly a remarkable story, and … Continue reading

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Tebow, First Baptist Dallas, and Christianity in America

I like Tim Tebow. The young man has displayed a ton of integrity over the course of his public life, first as QB of the Florida Gators (who I despise), and then as an NFL QB with the Denver Broncos … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dianna!

On January 28 my sweet wife celebrated her birthday. She is as beautiful today as she was in August of 1990 when we went out on our first date. Her true beauty, much like Ruth, is in her desire to … Continue reading

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We Are Blessed

The Rodgers Baptist Church is an exceedingly blessed congregation. In an era when many churches have been shuttered rather than sustained, this one has celebrated 80 years of gospel ministry. One reason why this church has been able to join … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Upcoming Election

I have not posted on this blog since January. Please, stop your applause now, because my plan is to resume posting, on a somewhat regular basis. This is the inaugural post of the Coffee House’s re-launch, and to ensure that … Continue reading

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What to Do On Dr. King’s Birthday

It’s Martin Luther King’s birthday. In the past, that never meant much to me at all, but a few years ago I was introduced to King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. If you’ve never read it, today is a great … Continue reading

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