Posts By: Todd

Read This Book!

If you read one “Christian” book this year do yourself a favor and read this book!  Maybe you are confused by the way you are supposed to “act” and “feel” as you are attending church, or maybe you are searching for authenticity and honesty.  If so this book will be a refreshing look at the […]

Our Visit to Midland Lutheran

We visited the week after Easter and found few cars in the parking lot, in fact we thought we may have arrived at the wrong time. But we soon discovered we had the time correct, 10:30, so we went in and were greeted by a kind couple who welcomed us and told us to, “try […]

A Great Book

I just read this book and I commend it to you.  The author describes how he grew up in a fundamental Christian home and lived to tell about it.  He does an excellent job of weaving together his life with what the church was doing in his life, or maybe to his life, and how […]

HAPPY EASTER

On this the most holy of days, from my family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter.  On this day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ who died so that we may have life. I hope you celebrate today with reverance toward Christ, love to your family and hope to what […]

Our Visit to Mid – Cities

MID CITIES Today we visited a large church, Mid-Cities Community Church,  midway between Odessa and Midland, Texas.  It is a beautiful church, done in old European style.  You enter in through a foyer passing a round statue and sitting area just outside the doors.  You are greeted by several folks (a bit overdone) wishing you […]

Church Shopping

And so it begins – church shopping. We left the church we were attending and where I had been a pastor for a variety of reasons. The worst part about leaving a church is finding a new one. Will the church have a warm feeling? Will we like the pastor? Will the music be good? […]

Slumdog Millionare a Winner

I just saw this year’s best picture. I wasn’t expecting what I saw, it was excellent. The images of the slums of India are striking! The director does an excellent job of making one feel as if they are there in the slum yourself, it was depressing. I recommend the picture to anyone old enough […]

Religion – Illusion? Or Something Else?

I’m reading an interesting book entitled, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. It is a book about a preacher during the 1950’s who is in his 70’s and been diagnosed with a heart ailment and his time is short. He married late in life and had a son who is seven years old. He decides to write […]

Farewell

Todd and Melissa have decided to leave OSLC, listen to this podcast for more information and please leave a comment.