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The Mimi is in Heaven Now

The last year has been all about sending people on ahead of us. Our grandson, my brother, friend after friend, and now, our kid’s Mimi. She was named Charline and often in early life called Tiny. Our son, Jeremy, our oldest, named her Mimi. She has mostly been Mimi since the day he called herContinue Reading

Don and Marc of Milestone Church in Midlothian

One of the things I get to do in my role as Exec. Director of Chains of Grace is to spend time with ministerial staffs. Don and Marc of Milestone Church in Midlothian, a new church start, met with me and heard about our ministry for a couple of hours this afternoon. I am grateful.Continue Reading

Midlothian Police Force

I am sitting at my local Starbucks where I have finished a couple of morning meetings. Yes, I still go to Starbucks. Go figure. Yes, I still have meetings. No, I still do not spend money for an office. Our Chains of Grace office is in whichever car I am driving today. In our StarbucksContinue Reading

Richard Reno for Mayor of Midlothian

Please vote for Richard Reno for Midlothian Mayor on May 4, 2019. He is the right person for this vital era in the life of Midlothian.Continue Reading

Richard Reno for Mayor of Midlothian

Richard Reno is my choice for the important position of Mayor of Midlothian in the special election coming up May 4, 2019. Here are the reasons I believe this election for Mayor of Midlothian is so important. Everyone of these items point to our need of Richard Reno as Mayor. Midlothian is growing by leapsContinue Reading

All the things that make one sad…

…now always make me sorrowful. Deaths and Dyings, Separations, hard times, the end of anything. People who say, “He is in a better place.” or any lie religious people tell. I went today to a half-grave since this is what you do when you are a grief stricken lunatic, down in an old, old cemetery,Continue Reading

Chains of Grace: The Key Word is Lonely

Get your guys talking about their prison stay. You will hear words like “sad,” ‘sorry,” “sick.” There are guys who experience “real fear,” some who suddenly know they are “frail” and many, many who express their “frustration.” One descriptive word they use most often is “lonely.” They may be in a cell block with fiftyContinue Reading

Jim James Memorial Service

We will honor Jim’s memory next Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 at 11:30 am at Jayne’s Funeral Home at 811 South Cockrell Hill Road in Duncanville. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery.Continue Reading


I have more typos than ever. My eyes do not work as once they worked. My hands shake a lot. I have typos. Please feel empowered to be my Editor when you see a typo in something I post. You will not hurt my feelings. They don’t work much, either. Just let me know.Continue Reading

Jim James

A bit more than thirty years ago a fellow asked for an appointment with me in my pastoral office at FBC, Midlothian. He came in appearing somewhat nervous. He began to talk and did not stop for awhile. In the midst of his discourse it occurred to me he had come in essence to gainContinue Reading