Hope in Houston

My mind has been captivated in outreach and evangelism.  I work in the midst of inner-citty Houston.  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is in north Houston and we are located in the middle of a large hispanic community.  But what does it mean to be a Christian congregation in a community and what should and could we be doing for the community and for the city.  I’d love to hear from those of you that are working in inner-city parishes.  I’m really excited about the months ahead.  Building hope in the midst of Houston.  Christ died for the lost.  We’re there.  Christ is there.  Let’s rejoice.

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Running Running Running

I had every intension of running in the neighborhood tonight. It was really nice weather. All the errands and other running I did prevented me from getting home before dark. I’m gonna try again tomorrow. It is really cool to have warm weather again in Houston. The cold spell we had was getting a little too annoying. Texas is supposed to be hot, right? …well, at least warm.

BUT most enjoyable for me is warm Sundays. To see members of the church standing in the sunshine while they greet each other after service is just plain cool. (Of course, I’m thrilled with all the warm Christian love that occurs on rainy days, too… I guess it’s the warm part I love.)

Yesterday was just one of those warmed filled, wonderful days. The children were playing on the grass and the grownups were talking and catching up. Some friends and my wife and I went to Central Market for lunch and ate out side while a band played. It was nice to eat with the wind blowing and the sun shining down on us. Here’s to more warm filled Sundays in Houston and in your neck of the woods.