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Last month, at 50 years and 11 months, Phil Mickelson became the oldest golfer in history to win a major tournament when he won the PGA Championship by two strokes. He’s now considered an “old man,” at least in the field of sports. But I remember when Mickelson was young, when his wife gave …

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Even if you’re not a Baptist, you may have heard talk of the major Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting beginning June 15 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Southern Baptist Convention is widely viewed as something of a bulwark against the dramatic trends that have swept through mainline Pro…

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Looking for a place to worship? Visit our extensive listing of Galveston County congregations online.
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Wherever you find fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who have received God’s grace and love others as God has loved them, you will find disciples in disguise.

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Last year, I planted a rose bush in our garden, a knockout rose that produces deep red fragrant blooms. Winter came, the flowers faded and the leaves withered. The bush spent weeks buried beneath a bone-chilling snow in Colorado.

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For much of the world, 2020 was more of a nightmare than a dream. The physical, emotional and economic struggles brought all the nations of the Earth to their knees. But finally, the first light of a new day appears to be dawning. It’s time to dream again.

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When many of us have had to distance from family, friends, co-workers and classmates, our pets have stepped up. Our pets become part of the family. If they're that important on Earth, will there be animals in heaven?

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Countries around the world set aside a special day for mothers. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Ethiopia and the Philippines. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day an official holiday starti…

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You probably recognize Clara Barton as the founder of the American Red Cross, but she was also the heroine of Civil War battlefields and an angel of mercy on our island after the 1900 Storm attempted to erase said island from the Texas coast. Along with all its inhabitants, young and old.

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This Sunday evening, the world will watch the Academy Awards. It’s an odd year, with most theaters closed during COVID-19, and many productions hampered or postponed. The event itself will be adjusted for COVID-19 precautions. Still, careers will be made, and new movies will become instant c…

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There was a time in Western music that most music was sacred music. European monarchs commissioned favored musicians to create the tapestry of tunes to be played in the greatest cathedrals and their smallest private chapels. Folk tunes also were incorporated into this growing body of sacred songs.