Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Coach Dipple and The Rise of The Ape!

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles
- Isaiah 40:28-31

I still remember the stink of the locker room,  the 6:30 am practices and especially the excitement that came when we finally got to put our helmets on.   This was seventh-grade football in Weatherford, OK and we were finally Eagles!

Perhaps it was because I'd had a fantastic growth spurt in the sixth grade or maybe it was just that the other guy lost his footing at the precise moment when I gained a little traction.  It all happened the day we first went "head to head".   The whistle was blown and I flew out of my three-point-stance instantly knocking the other guy on his back.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. - Prov. 18:21

Our stoic coach, who as I recall wore a kind of constant grimace that teetered between a smile and look of total exasperation, started jumping up and down with excitement at that moment.   He then proceeded to crown me "Magilla Gorilla" and name me starting right guard (no deodorant jokes please).   I am not an athlete at all, but for a few, brief, shining moments athleticism was imputed to me by one man, one coach, Max Dipple.  I was ecstatic and a football player was literally "raised up" at that moment!
It never occurred to me to research who "Magilla Gorilla" was.  It was 1990 in Western Oklahoma and we couldn't have imagined the Internet accessibility we enjoy these days.   It turns out "Magilla" was a big, clumsy, sweet cartoon gorilla on television from 1964-1967 (before my time!) who languished in the pet store window eating bananas and becoming a constant financial drain on his owner who could never sell him.

In my mind when Coach Dipple uttered those words to me, he'd conferred upon me the characteristics of a rugged, savage beast and that season I fought hard to live up to the title.

But alas, it did not last long.   The other boys caught up with me in size by our Freshman year and not nearly aggressive enough to compete well in high school football, my interest waned.   Yet after years of being looked over at recess when it came time to pick teams, for that short time in seventh-grade,  I knew what it was to be a starter because I believed I was "Magilla Gorilla".  Why?   Because that's what Coach had called me. 

No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. - Gen. 17:5

God did a miraculous thing with a 99-year-old Abram even though his wife, Sarah, was barren.  God made a covenant with them that He would birth a "multitude of nations" through them.   At that moment because God had forever altered their destinies and enjoined Himself to them through His covenant, He changed Abram's name to Abraham meaning literally "father of many nations".  

His very name would now be a reminder of the work that would be done according to God's faithfulness even though it had yet to be done!  His identity was no longer that of a fatherless old man but of a man who awaited God's faithfulness to bring to completion that good work He'd begun (Phil 1:6) though His covenant promise.

Recounting the event to the Christians in Rome Paul (formerly Saul, also given a new name by God) wrote..... 

as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist
- Rom 4:17

The same God that spoke all creation into existence has the power to call things that are not as though they are.   In calling the childless Abram "The Father of Many Nations" God was leading Abraham to believe who He would make him to be.  

Many years later God performed the miracle that all other miracles only and always pointed to.  In Jesus Christ, God spoke forgiveness and consequently, righteousness over those who receive the gift of faith to believe in His Son's atoning work.

Our sins, when laid upon Christ, were yet personally ours, not his; so his righteousness, when put upon us, is yet personally his, not ours. - John Bunyan
When God looks at me He does not see the me that I see;  instead He sees the blameless life His Son, Jesus, lived and the perfect sacrifice He made on the cross that God and Man might be forever reconciled.  Jesus literally stands in my place and because He did (and does eternally) this sinner has a new name by His grace, Saint!

Coach Taylor's famous "war chant" for his Dillon Tigers in the fictional but "oh-so-very-true" series Friday Night Lights is "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose". Throughout the series this man shows mountains of unmerited grace to his players by exhibiting for and inspiring them towards a fortitude and inner strength that their fragile home lives, by juxtaposition, lack.   In their going-nowhere-fast Texas town Coach Taylor's Tigers suffers the cruel realities of life (over-bearning or absent fathers, soul-crushing expectations, fear of failure, drug addicted mothers etc...) but under his tutelage and because he imputes value to their lives they in turn play like warriors with "full hearts".

Like (and yet completely unlike!) the aforementioned "Magilla Gorilla" who was raised out of this un-athletic, future song-bird, Christ's sacrifice secures the believer's salvation and newness of life (now!) because blamelessness and holiness has been imputed to us (put on us, spoken over us, created within us) by our Heavenly Father.  

I now see the power of imputation at work all around me.  In my marriage, with my children, with my friendships, even with what the world might call my enemies.    Because Jesus has loved me I can love others the same way (1st John 4:19) in His power seeing them not as I see them but a God sees them.   Christians can love others unconditionally not because they deserve it but because they're full of the love that Jesus has poured into them.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 
- Col. 3:1-4

If my "life is hidden with Christ in God" than He is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within me (Eph. 3:20).    That fact alone is enough for me to trust that He will meet my needs according to His glorious riches (Phil. 4:19).   This trust leads to greater peace, freedom and obedience.

"But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him - 1 Cor. 2:9 

I am not yet what I will be but I am already that which by God's grace He has claimed me to be - HIS!

Grace and Peace,

ps - Friday Night Lights is the best series ever.....whatever it takes, watch all 5 seasons.....

This Week

* Wednesday Men's Group - Humility, Chapters 7 & 8 @ 2 American Center, 5th Floor (Ritcheson Law Firm)

Next Week...

* Monday Men's Lunch - Dakota's 12pm -
Andrew Murray's Classic Humility discussion of chapters 3 & 4 and prayer.

* The Magills - PraiseFest to Benefit Full Measure Ministries -  Saturday Oct. 1, 4pm - Tyler, TX

* The Magills - Pine Cove Camp Marriage Conference - Saturday Oct. 1st 7pm - Tyler, TX 



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Who's Your Daddy?

 It's a hard knock life for us! It's a hard knock life for us! 'Steada treated, we get tricked! 'Steada kisses, We get kicked! 
- Annie and the Orphans

It would be hard to overstate how many times I've viewed the movie/musical Annie this past year.  Our Maggie doesn't care for animation at all.  Just give the girl a good old-fashioned live-action comedy with dancing and singing and she's satisfied.  Our problem is...we only have Annie and I'm not kidding here, it's starting to get to me.

I'm hearing these sings in my sleep and humming them during the day. (We need some recommendations for other musicals for kids.  Pleeeease pass along some ideas!)  Yet with every viewing I can't help but contemplate The Gospel implications and find (surprise, surprise!) that they are indeed hard to miss....

 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. 
- Psalm 27:10

With no parents Little Orphan Annie is consigned to live under what amounts to a slave driving task master, Miss Hannigan.   It's just thistles and thorns (Gen. 3:18) and cold mush for all the orphans living "East of Eden" who find their only comfort in their shared suffering.   Everyone seems hopeless except for Annie who displays faith fighting for the downtrodden younger orphans, rescuing the put-upon mutt, Sandy, and singing to parents she does not know but whom she hopes to meet "tomorrow".

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. - Rom 8:23

When the aptly named  "Grace", Mr. Warbucks personal assistant, arrives things take a turn.    She is the conduit of love that both saves Annie from the dreaded oppressor, Miss Hannigan, and woos the stoic Warbucks with a combination of surreptitious hints and overt pleads  for him to take Annie in, initially, and then finally, adopt her.

For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; 
it is the gift of God - Eph. 2:8

Once freed from the orphanage, the money-grubbing Rooster and the incorrigible Miss Hannigan concoct a heist.   The other half of Annie's prized locket belonged to her parents.   But unbeknownst to Annie, Hannigan, has had her ill-fated (deceased) parents' locket all along.   Locket in hand, Rooster and his lady use "a form of the truth" to try and steal Annie away from her new life and collect the reward Warbucks offers in order to find Annie's parents.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10

Once Annie is kidnapped Hannigan finally "comes to the end of herself" (Luke 15:17) while witnessing the terror that her crazed brother has unleashed on the little girl.   She repents and helps to foil Roosters plans.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. - 1st John 4:4

Next Annie lands safe in the arms of her new father, Daddy Warbucks. It's implied that he and Grace will tie the knot and that Annie will now have the parents she always dreamed of having.  As the story closes there is also the feeling that with her father's heart for justice and his riches now at her disposal Annie will work to free the other orphans.   Can someone say Great Commission? (Mark 16:15)

What a universal mission it will be!  What worse fear is there than being parent-less and forlorn?   Fairy Tales often tap into the deepest recesses of childhood sub-conscious fear preparing them for the inevitably up-hill battle that is maturity.   From Hansel Gretal to Snow White to Jack and the Beanstalk the loss of or absence of a parent strikes at the heart of the human condition.

I remember the heaviest text I've ever been given to sing.   I was in seventh grade when my incomparable choir director, John Gerber, instructed me to sing a version of "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child".   It's gravitas was completely lost on me at the time but what a universal reality this is for us all at one time or another: the deepest of fears of a human laid bare in the loneliness of an orphan's cry.

Even as a Christian I sometimes operate as though I am a forlorn child left to "fend for myself", "look out for number one" and "pull myself up by my bootstraps".    This all stems from fear.  Oh for more of the indwelling Spirit that I might no longer doubt His presence within me.   The truth is, in Christ, I am never an orphan.   I will never again be alone - I have been eternally adopted!

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" - Rom 8:15

God worked one of His greatest miracles through an orphan.  In a sense, Moses was given up for adoption by his mother to save him from Pharaoh's decree that all male children be thrown into The Nile.  

Pharaoh's daughter found the baby in a basket floating along The Nile River.   The very man who would deliver God's people from Egyptian oppression was miraculously adopted and raised within the very home of his people's oppressor. Moses found that the faith of a son in His Heavenly Father was of infinitely greater power, wisdom and comfort than any physical father could ever provide

When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews’ children." - Ex. 2:6

Jesus did things in a completely counter-intuitive way.   He was the Son of God who became an orphan for us.  The very fullness of the deity was pleased to dwell (Col. 2:9) in a child who was brought into this world without a physical father and to a mother who was born under (and consequently in bondage to) The Law.  It's worth considering that the only way Mary, the mother of Jesus,  could know Him for who He really was would be too allow His Lordship in her life to supersede her identification to Him as a mother.  With Abrahamic faith she had to give him up her son to God's purposes.

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" 
- Gal. 4:4-6

Yet ultimately it was on the cross where Christ became a true orphan, crying out, "my God, my God why have you forsaken me!".   Jesus lost His Father for us that we might be joined to our Heavenly Father for eternity.   There is hope for the tomorrow that Annie sings about because, and only because, of Jesus.   This is the effect His resurrection has bringing hope to tomorrow and peace to today.

 Just thinkin' about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs, and the sorrow 'til there's none! Tomorrow, tomorrow - bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun! - Annie, Annie


Next Week...  

* Monday Men's Lunch - Dakota's 12pm - Andrew Murray's Classic Humility discussion of chapters 1 & 2 and prayer.
* Wednesday Men's Group - Humility, Chapters 7 & 8 @ 2 American Center, 5th Floor (Ritcheson Law Firm)

* The Magills - PraiseFest to Benefit Full Measure Ministries -  Saturday Oct. 1, 4pm - Tyler, TX  

* The Magills - Pine Cove Camp Marriage Conference - Saturday Oct. 1st 7pm - Tyler, TX 



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pretty Little Liars

 It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - Henry Louis Mencken

Telling the truth is easy...right?   It's easy, at least when it doesn't cast a light on our guilt. But when telling the truth involves admission of guilt or shortcoming, there are few things harder to do.

All too often our painful past experiences tell us that admission of wrongdoing or/and failure of moral compliance leads to estrangement and judgement (and further estrangement and judgement).   So like a game of hide and seek we stow away our guiltiness that we might always be accepted by our friends and neighbors.

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. - Graucho Marx

Take our friends' three-year-old daughter, Caroline, for instance.    She woke up  a couple of days ago intent on delivering  an impossible, implausible story to her parents.   As she tells it someone sneaked into her room while she slept and poured water onto her bed.  When her father observed that it smelled like urine she countered, "I know, but it's water".

So convinced was Caroline of her innocence that she was willing to overlook evidence to the contrary in order to maintain it.  I find the same instinct at work in our little Maggie who lies with ease if her actions are the target of suspicion.  

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.  - Bertrand Russell

Even atheist Bertrand Russell understood something about humanity's proclivity to withhold the truth. Is it self-preservation or self-deception?  Ultimately, one always seems to  lead to the other.  In not telling the truth even when her heart tells her she's in error, Maggie is covering her tracks and convincing herself of her innocence.   She just doesn't want to suffer the consequences (self-preservation).   It's more natural to her than telling the truth.

As my daughter's steward it's my responsibility to lead her to the door of accountability that she won't continue to avoid culpability.   After all it's the consequences of her sin that will lead her sooner (prayerfully!) or later into God's objective reality and out of her subjective, self-absorbed reality (i.e. slavery to the self).

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. - John 3:21

By God's grace Caroline and Maggie will come to learn several things that will shape their hearts and mind to know and love Him who is her only hope of behaving with righteous intentions.  But first they must understand that all humanity is unable to walk in holiness without the gift of faith from the giver of all good gifts (Matt 7:11).  When children fail to obey their parents and love others as they love themselves it's up to parents to present a case for their child's guilt.

Jesus summed up humanity's responsibility before God in two commandments and in so doing set the bar unattainably high....

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” - Matt 22:26-40

I was a hard-headed, hard-hearted child (God Bless my parents!).  I grew up believing many false things about myself.  I believed, for instance, that all my motives were pure.  That is until the decisions rooted in those motives led to disastrous results relationally, professionally and emotionally.   In lying to myself and to others about who I really was, I was, to quote Tim Keller, "stealing from someone else their god-given right to reality".  I couldn't handle the truth so I remained a thief who stole the truth from others.

You can't handle the truth - Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men

Into my high school years and through college my ego was far too fragile to handle the truth about my increasing bondage, addiction and helplessness.  I needed help from somewhere else to even accept the truth about who I was apart from God.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. - John 16:13

Consequently I was a fake.  I was Pinocchio.  The longer I concealed the truth (lied) about who I was, the more ridiculous I became.   My thievery of the truth about myself from the world around me had but one end: Death.

With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back. - Russian proverb

In some of his most stunning words, after He told His disciples that they would know the truth and the truth would set them free (John 8:32), Christ went on to explain that those who didn't believe Jesus' words had not been born again by the Spirit and were not "Children of God".....

It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.  You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God." - John 8:43-47

In a similar way Jesus compared himself to a shepherd saying, "my sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me" (John 10:27).   It's common knowledge that sheep are dumb and would be lost without their shepherd.   Their natural end is waywardness and death without the saving grace that is their shepherd watching over them.

Only the grace of God readied my heart to receive the word of forgiveness that God had spoken over me in Jesus.  Only then could I simultaneously weep over my sin and be comforted by God's unconditional love for me.

 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more - Rom. 5:20

The truth about Jesus makes a way for us to revisit the roots of our guiltiness (original sin) and our inevitable resultant sin (actual sin) without fear of eternal consequences.   The Cross of Christ frees us to tell the truth about ourselves and be changed from liars to truth-tellers by His grace.   Though we be guilty, our guilt is not counted against us in light of Christ who suffered the death that all liars and thieves everywhere deserve.

Only the man who admits his poverty can share in Christ's riches, only the man who admits his ignorance can share in Christ's wisdom and only a man who recognizes he is a liar can share in Christ's truth.   May we pray for the faith to admit our weakness, ignorance and dishonesty.   That He may bring about His riches, wisdom and truth within us.



This Week 
* Wednesday Men's Group
Andrew Murray's Classic Humility - Chapters 3 & 4 tomorrow! 
@ 2 American Center, 5th Floor (Ritcheson Law Firm)

* The Magills - Lone Star Salute to Benefit The East Texas Crisis Center -  Thursday Sept. 15th at Bushman's Event Center - Bullard, TX 

* The Magills@ Meadow Baptist Church - Plano, TX - Sunday Morning 8am and 10:45am services - www.meadowsbaptist.org - 3001 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX

Next Week...   
* Monday Men's Lunch - Dakota's 12pm - Wrap-up of Tim Keller's Kings Cross - discussion and prayer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears....and Grace!

He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken - Isaiah 25:8

There we stood.  Only a 1/4 inch of glass separated Maggie and me from three black bears at Tyler's Caldwell Zoo.  It was Labor Day and we'd decided The Zoo would be a perfect family outing yesterday morning.

We ran into another family who had the same idea. As we stood before the new Black Bear Exhibit,  I mentioned to my friend, "it would be hard to overstate how much difference this glass is making right now".

The Bible tells a horrific story of God's judgement of some rotten youth who mocked the Prophet Elisha and were dealt with (as shocking as it sounds) justly...

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!”  When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number. 
- 2nd Kings 2:23-24

Without that glass we would have been staring certain death in the face.   Our beautiful day with our families would have instantly become a nightmare were the glass removed.   Our cool, calm demeanor overcome by panic-stricken fear would have had us racing away with our wives and children to avoid being mauled.   Thank God for the glass!

Yesterday we were able to stare death in the face without fear because of the security the glass provided.  This is the power of The Gospel that enables Christians to respond to rejection, suffering and disappointment with a faith that overcomes fear.   Indeed, the Christian alone can echo Paul who said "to live is Christ, to die is gain" (Phil 1:21).   If the afterlife for the Christian is preferable to life in the body, than the Christian can move out into the world without fearing death or rejection because they've been granted eternal access to the love and acceptance of The Father.   

But how?   Paul is clear that those who follow the law will be judged righteous before God and therefore gain eternal life (i.e. justified)....

For God shows no partiality. For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.  - Romans 2:11-13

But who has really followed The Law?  Paul goes on to say that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23)".  He then quotes King David who wrote centuries earlier to the Jews that....

The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.  All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. - Psalm 14 2,3

Like a man before a black bear all men are dead in their transgressions unless they are made alive in Christ by his grace (Eph. 2:5).   Paul shares testimony of God's goodness to him in a letter to  Timothy...

Though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. - 1 Timothy 1:13, 14

It is because of God's great love for his people that He pitied us providing a virtual protective glass between us and His coming wrath against sin.   We were like The Ninevites to whom Jonah was reluctant to preach because he knew that God would save them...

And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left - Jonah 4:11

God is literally saying to Jonah here that these people are so spiritually dead that they don't know their right from their left!  What a gift of grace and mercy it is then that God sought to soften their hearts to his truth and wisdom.   Is it any different with us?

Consider where you would be without the grace of God and then try being ungrateful.  Every time I confess how patient, good and faithful God has been to me I not only declare it to others but also am reminded of it again myself.   I'm instantly encouraged. Because God's character is unchanging, I can expect the same from Him for eternity.

John stressed in the book of Revelations just how important was the testimony of the early church going so far as to put it alongside Christ's shed blood.....

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. - Revelation 12:11

In a like manner our testimony has great power to preach to others and to ourselves.  I preach to myself the grace of God in Jesus Christ because it is so truly amazing that I can't "get it" unless day by day I talk it out, think it out, pray it out and work it out (Phil 2:12).   If my mind and heart are not saturated with His grace, I start to forget that the "glass of protection" is there and I begin to live in fear of the future or become paralyzed with guilt from my past.  Thus we must abide in His Grace....

I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing - John 15:5

God's grace sets us free from our fear-and-guilt-ridden flesh - but only to the degree that by His Spirit we allow Him to knead The Gospel into the dough of our hearts that when the fire comes (temptation, rejection, suffering etc...) what rises up is not our flesh but our faith in His power to protect, provide and pull us through the struggle of this life into His peace in the next.  

For now the bear of sin remains at work in the world!  But for the Christian who takes refuge in "the glass of grace" the bear is not to be feared!

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. 
- Rom. 6:14
Grace and Peace,


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This Week 
* Wednesday Men's Group - NEW BOOK!  
Andrew Murray's Classic Humility - Chapters 1 & 2 tomorrow! 
@ 2 American Center, 5th Floor (Ritcheson Law Firm)

Please pray as we are meeting with couples this week who seek to strengthen their marriages for their families' sake and for God's Glory!

Next Week...   
* Monday Men's Lunch - Dakota's 12pm - Chapter 17 of Tim Keller's Kings Cross - discussion and prayer.

* The Magills - Lone Star Salute to Benefit The East Texas Crisis Center -  Thursday Sept. 15th at Bushman's Event Center - Bullard, TX 

* The Magills@ Meadow Baptist Church - Plano, TX - Sunday Morning 8am and 10:45am services -
www.meadowsbaptist.org - 3001 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX