More Than A Retreat

Time at Tejas is more than just a fieldtrip to escape the tedium of everyday school life. For Central Texas Christian School, their sixth grade fieldtrip to Tejas has been a life-changing and community-building event that has helped the school grow closer together over the years.

Middle school is a pivotal time in a child’s life. The sixth graders that have spent time at Tejas have learned how to become leaders in their grade and eventually... [more]


"Death In His Grave"

I thought about writing a bit of an elaborate post to expound on the deeper theological meanings of these lyrics, but the reality is that this song really speaks to the redemptive work Christ finished on the cross. I think adding my own thoughts wouldn’t really add anything of substance, so instead just listen and worship to John Mark McMillan's "Death In His Grave".


Books, Jesus, & Perspectives

Our Director, Paul, is very passionate about reading, and has recently encouraged everyone on staff here to read more. Personally, I love to read and the challenge to read just offered further incentive to keep doing what I have been doing. I’m a creative type, and I really enjoy multiple projects in the office and I usually read more than one book at a time. This last slew of books I just finished included Tribes... [more]


Simple Black Frames

So I got new glasses this past week. I’ll spare you the whole story-just know that I should’ve had something in or on my eyes for quite a while now. I knew my eyes were bad, but I guess I didn’t realize how bad.

I guess that happens when your eyes get adjusted to seeing things in a certain way-you don’t always realize that maybe you’re not getting the full picture. And sometimes things you... [more]


'Tis So Sweet

Hymns have not disappeared from the modern worship platform, but I think it would be fair to say they make less frequent appearances on the Sunday morning set lists than they did a decade or so ago. We recently sang “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” during one of staff chapel services. It’s one of my all-time favorite hymns. The lyrics sooth, quicken, and challenge me.

Hymns have been around, and I think one of... [more]