LIFE MATTERS

An ADVENTageous perspective

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Of course, in some places, that started months ago.

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What if we were the blessing others were thankful for?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

My friends, I hope your Thanksgiving was truly a time of gratitude to God for His blessings, provision, and presence.

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We can’t afford to get this Thanksgiving wrong!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I have long believed that Thanksgiving is treated as a second-class holiday because it is so difficult to commercialize.

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Chicago Cubs break curse, Steve Bartman still not welcome

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

If you're ever having a bad day, just remember Steve Bartman.

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An open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Dear Donald and Hillary: Is it OK if I call you by your first names?

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Choose your companions well

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

For the past several years, I have been part of a Facebook Bible reading group. The 202 (current) members of this group live all over the world and are involved in a variety of ministries.

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Let’s get to work!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

There once was a little boy at my house. Now he's 25 years old and 6'5" and is only at my house occasionally, but there really was a time when he was a little dude.

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Have you ever been to the most beautiful place on earth?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Have you ever been to the most beautiful place on earth? I have.

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How to have certainty in the midst of life’s uncertainties

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

In over 28 years of full-time vocational ministry, I think I have only missed two Sundays because of illness.

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A Pikachu in the hand is worth two Angry Birds in the bush

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

This Pokemon Go thing is nuts. I don't mean that in terms of mentally unbalanced (though there are certainly those who would be with me on that assessment). I mean that in terms of how it has taken over the world.

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We will not forget

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"We will not forget" - that phrase came up again over the past couple of weeks.

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Ordinary, imperfect saints

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

If God had a wife, it would be my grandmother.

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The gift of forgetfulness

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I once heard in church a story that was both poignant and humorous.

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He’s still good

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I hear that phrase and see it on Facebook often. It almost always follows a report of some kind of blessing.

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I got it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

There are certain words and phrases designed to put an immediate stop to everything.

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The single greatest risk of the current election cycle

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I am typically loathe to comment publicly on politics, but the current election cycle has stirred up some issues that I believe to be relevant to every person, particularly people of faith.

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What do you really, really want?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Neil Sperry

I am a coach. Not the kind of coach that stands on the sidelines calling plays, sending signals and wearing my voice out - I am what is sometimes referred to as a life coach.

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Crawling into the lap of God’s love

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I have a new favorite photo. OK, there are actually 69 photos that Mrs. Sweetie took in rapid succession when I had both of my grandchildren in my lap in a Mexican restaurant in Amarillo.

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It’s time to stop pointing fingers and start reaching out

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I recently watched the 2014 Disney movie "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie.

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Moving to the oldies station

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I am reminiscing this morning. Last night, our favorite daughter-in-law sent us a great picture of our favorite grandson.

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