LIFE MATTERS

When the agenda must be adjusted

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

We have some new friends from Michigan. We met them in Jamaica in January. They are a delightful young couple that we would be happy to adopt as another set of "our kids."

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Where is God?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Three pre-adolescent boys had a well-deserved reputation as mischief makers in school. They were not bad kids; they just had a knack for rocking the boat and disrupting the learning process for everyone.

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One day at a time

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

"So, how are you doing?" Sometimes that's the only thing we can think to ask. Perhaps the issue is illness, grief, job loss, rebellious children (or parents) ... I could go on and on. Sometimes the hits just keep on coming.

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Do you have 20/20 hearing?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Like a lot of people my age, I have to wear glasses. To clarify, there is nothing wrong with my eyesight.

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Did you really mean what you said?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Some things are easy to say when they are hypothetical.

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We have a situation, mon!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

I have just returned from paradise. Not the one in Wise County, although it is a place I frequent.

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The assisted living decision

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

She's in her 90s. She can't hear. Her sight is dimming. She's becoming more and more afraid and anxious about her surroundings.

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The big red pen

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

I heard a highly successful pastor tell about a high school test. As the grades were returned, the students began discussing and comparing.

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What did you do on Christmas “Vacation?”

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Do you recognize the name Clark Griswold, Chevy Chase's character in the 1980s "Vacation" films?

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‘Tween’ Week 2014: Reflect, respond and reload

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

So, here we are at the end of another year! Wow! I just got used to writing "2014" and it's time to start another one.

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My Christmas list

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

This song, "My Grown-Up Christmas List" (music by David Foster, lyrics by Linda Thompson-Jenner) was released in 1990. I first heard it in 1992, recorded by Amy Grant.

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Do you see what I see?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"That must have been some STRONG coffee!" The quote gets my vote (and Mrs. Sweetie's) for the best response to a picture I posted to Facebook a few days ago.

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God’s timing is perfect

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you ever find yourself waiting? You know, like a kid waiting for Christmas ... a nine-months pregnant woman waiting for D-day ... a husband waiting at Macy's (or a wife at Cabela's).

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Fear not … seriously!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"Please call me ASAP. Your dog is at my house." I got that text at 6 a.m.

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Thanksgiving buster… not good enough

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I had a great idea for my Thanksgiving week column. I was going to talk about how I am going to boycott every store that opens on Thanksgiving Day and do none of my Black Friday shopping there.

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Somebody’s watching … I promise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm not a leader!" I have heard that statement from terrified individuals.

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What I meant to say…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You have probably seen some of these classic church bulletin bloopers, but here are a few, just in case you haven't.

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How can wisdom meet energy?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Are you as tired as I of the negativity and hyperbole of the election season? Thankfully, we can soon move on to what's next.

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What happens when wisdom meets energy?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I recently enjoyed a brief conversation with a "seasoned" pastor, in which we acknowledged our common experience of needing to be wise in how we budget our energy at this stage in life.

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$300 a plate for a banquet of consequences?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you know what the most expensive moving violation is? I don't know about everywhere, but I know the answer in at least one Texas Panhandle county.

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