Author Archives: Rick Davis


Frustration is what occurs when you think you will get a symphony sound blowing hard through a hollow reed. In my last post the one about Our Ministry I suggested people pray for us because, as I wrote, This is a hard work.” One or two have suggested what we do is not hard work.Continue Reading

Our Ministry

At Chains of Grace Ministry, we provide re-entry supervision and services for men and women who are coming out of terms of incarceration. We are a Christ-centered, privately financed, non-profit charitable group. Our helps include affordable, safe housing, document retrieval, food, transportation, job placement, counseling, spiritual growth and worship services. We have a very, veryContinue Reading

My Day is Not My Day…

Today I had a plan. Plans are important. I guess they are useless, however. I got to my coffee shop with a plan in mind. All the things I wanted to do were good things. A young man I do not know came over, held out his hand, and said, “i need to talk toContinue Reading

Sunday Night Baptisms-Chains of Grace Ministries

Sunday Evening\ September 2, 2018 at 3958 J Rendon Road in Burleson, Texas we will baptize. First, we will eat food prepared by a Master Chef Dinner from 4 to 5:30 PM Then we will sing inside in air-conditioned comfort and we will preach ( I will) on Romans 13:1-7 because we (I) have beenContinue Reading

Joshaway Texas High School Athletic Hall of Fame

I deserve to be in a Football of Fame  the same way Barney Fife should be a Texas Ranger. My Junior Year in High School 1970 I got into twelve games for free by pretending to be a player. The team whose uniform I wore won a District Title then a Bi-District game while IContinue Reading

Sunday Evening, 2 September, 2018

We will baptize two young women on Sunday evening. Natalie and Windy came to us from some jail somewhere. We do not have a baptistry so we bought a trough. I suppose if a manger was good enough for a crib for the Boss, a steel trough will do for our girls. We love themContinue Reading

Today, and every day…

My friends rallied to me. I am better than I was a week ago. My friend whose kids grew up with mine came to find me a week ago. He tried to take me back to the mountains with him. We stood, instead, in a very public place where he found me and he heldContinue Reading

My Sad Stuff

Whatever can happen to anyone else can apparently happen to me. This is a revelation an apocalypse a mysterium I should have uncovered some time ago.   Like Aeschylus I discovered the unbidden tears. I think he meant the kind of tears that wrack you with sobbing at unexpected moments.   This morning a pastorContinue Reading

To Bob and Diane, who came to church this morning…

I am sorry I was not present. Our middle son’s family worships at Conect4Life Church in Waxahachie. We were there this morning. I know our Freedom people welcomed you. I hope to meet you soon.Continue Reading

Joshaway, Texas

I’ve written before about the town where I was raised. Joshua, Texas. All of us who lived there then pronounced it Joshaway. Today my oldest grand-daughter drove me over to Joshaway. We had lunch first and filled up her Jeep. Then, we hit the happy streets of Joshaway. Some of the old roads and streetsContinue Reading