Chaplain’s Corner

Articles by Judson I. Stone:

September 9, 2011 – Wavering Between Two Decisions
I’m in the market for a new cellphone. I’ve researched phones online. I’ve compared specs for phones. I’ve asked folks for their opinions…   Read more »

August 5, 2011 – Immovables in Moving
Congratulations to Noel and Matt with their successful moves to new houses. Your First
Rate friends celebrate with you…   Read more »

July 5, 2011 – Little by Little
Kevin Davis’ son Chandler is skateboarding down the western coast to raise money for a non-profit in Dallas. The Little by Little principle is key to him reaching his…  Read more »

May 2, 2011 – When I am Empty
I ran in the Cowtown 5K in February and I thought I ran a good race, but as I got closer to the finish line I was empty. I didn’t have a burst of energy to speed across the…  Read more »

April 6, 2011 – Soul Food
What a great start for the Rangers. It puzzled the Red Sox fans in Maine that I visited last weekend. As exciting as the start has been, the more important thing is to…  Read more »

March 7, 2011 – No Back Doors
Many trials must be gone through instead of backed out of. Psalm 23:4 states, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are…  Read more »

February 7, 2011 – Say Cheese
The headline in the Star-Telegram declared, ‘Say “Cheese!”’ Super Bowl XLV was history. Saying “cheese” in my mind will always be associated with my dad asking us…  Read more »

January 4, 2011 – I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s reverberating “I have a dream” declaration in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 always captures my attention…  Read more »

December 7, 2010 – It Must Have Been Penned by a Man
Jud M officiated at a graveside service December 6 for a baby girl named Lillian who didn’t live more than 24 hours. Her twin brother, Hudson, is barely holding on to life…  Read more »

November 3, 2010 – Post-World Series Gratitude
Here are two of many 2010 World Series trivia questions: #33. How many corners of the Ballpark were draped with World Series banners? #42. On what side of the…  Read more »

August 31, 2010 – Do You Need an Alignment?
Kwik Kar on Brown Ave in Arlington has been advertising, “Alignment Here.” Sounds like an ad for a chiropractor. There are many things and many times in our lives in which…  Read more »

August 4, 2010 – Has Somebody Stolen Your Tent?
I was reminded of Jesus’ statement, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full,” when I read about…  Read more »

June 7, 2010 – Starbucks and Multi-Tasking
I was cooling down from a jog and was passed by a blonde in her gray Mustang. A few moments later she turned back onto the street from the other end of the stree…  Read more »

April 1, 2010 – Where Have You Gotten Your Oil Changed?
I sat in the car dealer’s service department’s lounge during my vehicle’s oil change. A disheveled man joined me and my attempt at reading ended…  Read more »

March 17, 2010 – Welcome, Partner
I want to teach you a new way to say thank you. It comes from one of my favorite movies, The Man from Snowy River. How many of you have seen this movie? A…  Read more »

March 1, 2010 – What Excuses Really Are
Magic Johnson spoke at UTA the night of the snow storm that dumped twelve inches of snow on the Metroplex. Near the end of Q & A session Magic said, “Excuses are…  Read more »

January 15, 2010 – Fulfillment Center
The Staples sign on Ave J captured my attention recently. It declares “Staples Fulfillment Center.” I immediately thought that it might refer to the mail order department…  Read more »

December 23, 2009 – Mom’s Legacy
Thank you for attending this memorial service for my mother. It means the world to me that you’ve included this occasion in your busy schedules. You’ve considered…  Read more »

August 14, 2009 – Who Are You Playing For?
At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that…  Read more »

June 11, 2009 – Consider the Postage Stamp
The new record for the longest NCAA baseball game in which the Texas Longhorns battled the Boston College Eagles to a 3-2 victory in 25 innings in seven hours and…  Read more »

May 18, 2009 – Reflections on Dee Tebow
I had the privilege of meeting Dee Tebow at the Mansfield Methodist Hospital shortly after she arrived in Texas and was admitted to the hospital. Silver told me that her…  Read more »

May 4, 2009 – Happiness is Your Responsibility
We are responsible for our happiness. Jennifer Garner learned this from her mother’s saying, “Happiness is your responsibility.” (May 3, 2009 Parade) I’m still…  Read more »

April 16, 2009 – Advice for a Man
I was getting impatient with my A/C man. The appointment was scheduled for 2pm and he didn’t get to the house until 2:30pm. He was kind enough to call me to tell me…  Read more »

April 14, 2009 – Get a Good Grip on Life
Good evening. It’s an honor to visit with you today. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to watch you perform this year. Today I’d like to talk about getting a grip on life…  Read more »

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