There’s no shortage of people willing to share their opinions.  Facebook and Twitter, Newspapers and Blogs, Television and Radio are all outlets designed to help people share ideas with others.  Like soldiers in foxholes, we curl up just below ground-level waiting for the next mortar-like opinion to fall.  Then our pastoral team decided to offer a blog… Boom!

However, our team wanted to make this blog different.  Here’s how we did it: Instead of writing on a topic of our choosing, we took a challenge… to write as individuals about a subject of the Team’s choosing.  We titled the challenge “Things I would not have shared if you hadn’t asked.”  That should make things interesting!

The blog also consists of past Newsletter Articles, so we’ve labeled each appropriately.  Enjoy!

-Pastor Travis

Standing Before The Reaper

I read my news.  It’s the only way that I have time to filter through all that’s reported and find articles worth reading.  I’ve saved one such article since July 11th, 2014 and can hold onto it no longer.    In Georgetown, Texas, a burglar broke into a home through a first-story window and had […]


Hatch-a-Plan It’s recently occurred to me that actions my wife call, “just being stupid,” are often times reflections of things I’ve done in my own life.  In others words somebody will do something and my wife will say, “Well that’s just stupid,” and inside of my head I respond with, “I’m glad you didn’t know […]

Intimate Invasion

Intimate Invasion I’ve seen traffic jams.  Try riding on a full-size bus in the heart of Guatemala city during rush hour.  It’s lawlessness.  The rules of the streets deteriorate into “the angriest driver wins.”  Road rage is not just an American tradition, after all.  However, it’s gets a whole lot funnier when the person swearing […]

What’s His Angle?

What’s His Angle? On my very first day as pastor at Lindsey Trinity, a couple treated me to a sandwich at Sandi’s Village Cafe, right here in ‘downtown’ Lindsey.  After ordering, I sat down and was having a wonderful conversation.  Then something strange happened immediately after I received my sandwich.  I was entranced.   I […]


Plagiar-isn’t My oldest daughter recently started writing an informational essay about George Washington as a fifth grade class project.  She takes her studies very seriously, so she diligently researched and then pieced together the information she thought was relevant.  Proudly, she said, “Dad, come look at my essay!” and turned the computer screen toward me. […]

More the Merrier

More the Merrier New Year’s resolutions couldn’t happen at a more appropriate time.  It should be no surprise that the #1 New Year’s resolution that Americans set each year is to lose weight and get into shape.  Why is this timing so appropriate?  That’s easy.  It’s because we just spent a little over a month […]


Interesting My family went to an outdoor Christian rock concert a summer ago.  We found a nice little patch of grass to set our belongings on and were sitting down waiting for one of our favorite bands to play.  That’s when I found myself “inspired” to offer this advice to my girls, “When you look […]

Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse Git out yer’ chainsaws and yer’ shot guns!  Just in case you haven’t noted from your “regularly broadcast television shows” shotguns gots’ a nice “spread.”  Cain’t miss em’.  Dey’ got’s a nice spread!  (FYI, in order to get the right feel for those last few sentences, you have to read them with the […]

Rehearsing Sacred

Rehearsing Sacred As a pastor, officiating a wedding is a lot like managing a business.  There are only a few small differences: You don’t choose your employees, none of them can be fired, they have to be able to perform under pressure and in front of audiences, you have no interview process and have no […]

Skate Park Gold Card

Skate Park Gold Card My daughters like to remind me of my age.  It’s not because I struggle to remember it.  No, that would be innocent and helpful.  They do this for their amusement.  Typically, they remind me of how old I’m getting when they’re challenging me to try some “fun” activity.  “Dad, do the […]