A MISSIONAL CHRISTMAS

28 Days from Overwhelming to Unforgettable

For the past year Page and I (OK, mostly Page) have been writing a devotional book for the Advent season entitled A Missional Christmas: 28 Days from Overwhelming to Unforgettable. We’re very excited to make this announcement. We’re also pleased to offer a free digital version of the book to everyone who will go to […]

UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE: OUR FIRST VIEW IN THE LIGHT

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Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 Light has a way of exposing things, especially flaws and imperfections. The video below is the first time Page and I had seen the house since the power […]

ACTIONS THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CAN TAKE TO HELP HEAL THE RACIAL DIVISION IN OUR NATION

9 Actions we can take to help heal our nation.

To say our nation is hurting right now is an understatement. Sometimes as average citizens we leave matters of national security, law, and civil unrest to politicians and law enforcement; and those who’ve taken an oath to protect and serve certainly play a role in keeping peace and resolving conflict in our nation. But police […]

C. Y. A. : THE UNSPOKEN ‘GOLDEN RULE’ OF OUR CULTURE. HOW TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE THROWS YOU UNDER THE BUS

If you’ve never heard the term ‘C.Y.A’, I’ll leave it up to you to google its meaning. I’ll just paraphrase and say that it’s the practice of protecting yourself by blaming someone else. C.Y.A., throwing someone under the bus, passing the buck, finding a scapegoat, stabbing in the back. It doesn’t matter what phrase is […]

THE PETTINESS OF CHURCH

Loving people enough to overlook the small things

“I can tell you what I don’t miss,” she snapped. “I don’t miss the pettiness of church.” Since I’m a pastor, her words hit me like an iron skillet in the face. I felt defensive, but I knew what she meant. I’d felt the same way myself, but I’d never used the phrase “the pettiness […]

DEAR THE NEXT CHURCH MY DAD PASTORS

Guest post by Gene' Hughes

My daughter Gene’ told me that if I decided to post this blog post of her’s she wouldn’t mind. For those of you who may not have a daughter, that’s code for “I really want you to post my blog post.” So, as a proud father, I gladly welcome her as my guest blogger.” Enjoy, […]

Why isn’t God fixing this?

“GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS.” So read the front page headline of the New York Daily News the day after a terrorist attack claimed the lives of 14 people in San Bernardino, California. The article was an editorial response to comments from mostly Republican leaders that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families […]

The Comfort of God’s Rod and Staff

Post 7 in a series on contentment

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4b).  If you’re like most people, the image of a candy cane makes you think of Christmas: Christmas gifts, candy, decorations, etc. But did you know the candy cane has its unique shape, not so that it will hang easily from a tree, but to serve […]

“In Death’s Shadow Podcast with Les Hughes Jr. and Les Hughes III”
by Les Hughes Jr.

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LesHughes.com Podcast
11-7-2015

For You are with me: God’s promises to the lonely

Post 6 in a series on contentment

A college student named Steve payed his way through the University of Texas by working in a pharmacy. He delivered supplies to assisted living homes in the Austin area. One of his tasks was to make a delivery to a house next door to the store. Every 4 days he put a large jug of […]