Souvenirs of a Cowboy Journalist

  Just Sayin's... ~ What I'm calling "souvenirs" are just some original sayings I concocted over the years. This is what you get when you spend that much time around cowboys and country people. ~ Does the Lord love a cowboy? Well, we know this much: when His Son was born, herdsmen were the first folks...

Under the Spade Brand

By Jesse Mullins, editor and publisher, Something Solid [Editor’s Note: As my May cover story on the Spade Ranch for Texas Co-op Power Magazine hits their readers (1.2 million strong), I am posting some Spade Ranch coverage of my own. Further below I will share a link to take you to the TCP article. What...

They Converse with God

[If you have landed on this page, it is possibly because you linked here from another article on this site. If that is NOT how you arrived here, then please know that this is merely a supplemental item to accompany another article. That article is found here.] As I indicated in the opening remarks of "The...

The Doctrine of Earthen Vessels

Some 60-plus years ago, evangelist Eldred Stevens, then the pulpit minister of the Stillwater (Okla.) church of Christ (and later the director of the Dallas-based Preston Road School of Preaching) used to preach a sermon that, today, ought hold great relevance for us. The sermon has been passed down through...

Repentance is Always Possible

In Heb. 6, we find a passage that has been worrisome for more than a few Christians, especially those who at some point wavered in their walk of faith. Verses 4-6: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,...

In Praise of Praise

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1 The scriptures tell us to “praise God.” We know that that is what Christians do. They praise God. They worship God. But do all of us understand WHY we praise God? I ask because I suspect that there are many...

John R. Erickson: Story Crafter

“What we choose to see, hear, and read matters greatly. People need good stories just as they need home-cooked meals, clean water, spiritual peace, and love. A good story is part of that process. It affirms divine order in the universe and justice in human affairs—and it makes people better than they...

Only in Texas: Chicken-fried Bacon

It’s called “chicken-fried bacon.” As someone once described it, “They've taken fat, they've double-coated it in fat, they've fried it in more fat, and then they've served it with a side order of fat.” And, so, when I found this dish on the menu at a restaurant (Catfish Corner) here in my hometown...

Recommendations/References for Jesse Mullins, from LinkedIn Page

Recommendations for Jesse Mullins as documented on his LinkedIn.com page. Find these online at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessemullins Editor in Chief at American Cowboy Magazine 4 visible recommendations for this position: “I had the pleasure of working with Jesse Mullins during my tenure at American...

One Nation Under God

ONE NATION UNDER GOD:  What does it mean? You hear it all around you—a persistent murmur of dissatisfaction with the way modern America compares with the America of one, two, or three generations ago. It’s an ever-more-insistent chorus, affirming an ever-more-unfavorable comparison with an America that...

Atheism Gets a Facelift?

Today (5/26/10) I encountered, while online, an article bearing this title: “Does Atheism Need to be Rebranded?” I wasn’t sure what to expect, having come to this article from a link on another site. But the topic was indeed atheism, and specifically one devotee’s campaign to improve atheism’s...

A STUDY ON SALVATION, PART III

COPYRIGHT 2010 JESSE MULLINS For "A Study in Salvation, Part I," go here. For Part II, go here. For links to other articles on this site, go here. Greetings!  In accessing this posting you have located a portion of my just-completed and yet-unpublished second book, entitled Original Reason. (Specifically,...

Keeper of the Flame

What does it take to paint a patriotic/Christian image that, when displayed and discussed in a YouTube.com video, draws 3 million hits and 2,500 comments? Well, it takes faith, apparently. If any additional evidence were necessary to establish the reality that the political winds in America have shifted...

Getting Acquainted (Newsletter – debut issue 2010)

Welcome! Every single invitee to this page—every one of the fewer-than-250 “charter” recipients of my e-newsletter Something Solid—is someone with whom I have some connection. Some who are reading this have copies of my first book. Some are past or present church-mates. Some are professional or...

A STUDY ON SALVATION, PART II

COPYRIGHT 2010 JESSE MULLINS Greetings!  In accessing this posting you have located a portion of my just-completed and yet-unpublished second book, entitled Original Reason. (Specifically, Chapters 3-6, on this particular pageview.) I am posting this here in the summer of 2010 as an experiment. I will be...

« Older Entries Next Entries »