Don’s Column

Learning to Breathe Again

Oct. 6th, 2017 | Rev. Don Underwood I have a long-time friend who is learning to breathe again. Specifically, he is learning how to inhale. A very serious bout of West Nile Virus left his diaphragm and abdominal muscles weakened, and he is literally retraining them to do the job they had done effortlessly for […]

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Sep. 28th, 2017 | Rev. Don Underwood Magnanimous: 1.Generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies. 2.High-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler. 3.Proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness. (Dictionary.com) It is a beautiful word, one of the best in the English language. It evokes the virtues of generosity, kindness, big-heartedness. Several years ago I read Jon Meacham’s wonderful book, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic […]

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The Flood

Sep. 1st, 2017 | Rev. Don Underwood The image is burned indelibly into my brain. It was early September, 2005, and I was standing on the parking lot outside of our newly constructed Sports & Rec Center. A bus pulled up, and people began to disembark. I had watched it all unfold on television: the […]

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Sep. 21st, 2017 | Rev. Don Underwood There is a lot of cotton growing on the plains of north Texas this year. Driving north by way of the back roads provides views of our black dirt prairie land that are reminiscent of a bygone era, a time when “cotton was king.” This being a rather […]

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Rethinking Faith

Sep. 14th, 2017 | Rev. Don Underwood “I am rethinking faith,” she said. “Can you recommend a church?” The call, made to a friend of mine, came from a young mother who has been a professing agnostic all her adult life. One of the under-reported stories of modern American culture is the number of people, […]

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Pray Like Jesus– Now On Sale

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 The Lord’s Prayer is the most famous prayer in the world and is remarkably simple and brief. In only 70 words Jesus covers the breadth of the Christian message and experience. Most Christians already know it by heart and can easily recite it. In fact, that might be part of […]

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