About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

Inspired by the past …

Our Associate Pastor here on The Hill, who affectionately refers to himself as “jvpastor”, recently returned from a week of seminary studying “Baptist Heritage.” He called in after the first day and reported his expectations of a dull, sleepy course were exceeded by an enthusiastic professor in love with … Continue reading

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Honoring …

A few years ago I heard sermon/talk by Walter Wangerin. He gave a powerful illustratoin of what it means to honor. The bible commands to “Honor your father and mother …” Seems a friend was honoring his mother by forgoeing a particular career track to return home and care … Continue reading

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Press the image further …

A recent “perspective” article appeared in our Baptist Messenger, our denominational rag. Our Executive reflected on the state of the church after reading John R.W. Stott and John MacArthur Jr. I loved the image he used. Some make commitments to follow Christ that are simply veneer. Other make commitments … Continue reading

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Poetry …

A very good friend of mine recently began writing poetry. He is an accomplished writer and yet sometimes the transition to a different style is difficult. Rick sent me the piece below. Read carefully as there is much going on in this one. Excellent job!

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Weighing in on White …

There is little doubt I am a Sooner fan. I may not be of the frothing variety, but with an OU alum for a father, we grew up wearing crimson and cream. We love our football OU style. Like most, I came away from Sooner footbal in December and … Continue reading

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