LIFE MATTERS

This is my country; don’t mess it up!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I learned a song back in elementary school. The words I remember:

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Love, laughter, loss and legacy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

This morning I was about to start composing this week's post when I noticed that I had just missed a call from my dad.

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Real men do …

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

In preparation for this column, I Googled "real men do."

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Has The Force awakened in you?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Where were you on Dec. 18, 2015? Were you in line with costumed nerds waiting for The Force to awaken? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?

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This is your moment

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

What are you going to do right now, today - just as soon as you finish reading this column - that you will look back on and celebrate 365 days from now?

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God wants to talk with you

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

My devotional time each morning has a certain flow.

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Keeping Christmas in Christ

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

No, the title is not a typo. I didn't get the words out of order.

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The truth about ‘Happy Holidays’

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Question: Do you promise to tell (1) the truth, (2) the whole truth and (3) nothing but the truth?

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‘Happy Holidays’ … there, I said it

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Who would have ever thought two little words would stir such controversy?

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No more ‘Happy Thanksgiving’

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

The Cowboys lost another game and Tony Romo came up lame. Don't worry; be happy!

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My Thanksgiving Top 10

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

I believe I saw Christmas decorations in at least one store as early as September. In October, many retailers had Halloween decorations on one aisle and Christmas decorations on another.

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‘Why don’t you stay just a little bit longer?’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

There seems to be an award for everything if you look hard enough.

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Without a Coach, we’ve got no team

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Tom Landry was coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988. I was born in 1961 and grew up in Texas. How could I not be a fan?

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Keep moving the sticks forward

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

What does a "first down" look like for your church, organization, business or family?

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That’s why the QB gets the big bucks

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

The Cowboys lost again with another quarterback. I miss you, Tony Romo.

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The game is won in the trenches

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

"Life is like a football game. If you get called for holding, may you be holding on to what you believe in or holding the ones you love. Should you get called for illegal use of hands, may they be held together in prayer."

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Life is full of bad calls. Choose your challenges wisely.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Long after my retirement from weekend afternoon football games in the park, the NFL initiated a rule that allowed instant replay to challenge officials' rulings on the field.

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Why you shouldn’t overuse the no-huddle offense

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

"Huddle up!" was heard often in those Saturday and Sunday afternoon football games at Leroy Price Memorial Park in Pyote in the mid-1970s. When the age range of your team is 8 to 18, it's important to get on the same page.

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How do you know when to call timeout?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

Timeout! When I was growing up, that phrase only meant one thing: a brief pause in a sporting event of some kind.

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Sometimes the juice is just not worth the squeeze

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Gerry Lewis

While recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts, I heard an unfamiliar phrase. The podcaster was talking about how he wanted to share with his audience the really powerful and helpful content of another podcaster, but he determined not to do so because the other person used so much profanity in his presentation.

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