Breakfast stop…

Just realized that for the first time in 8yrs of marriage, I left the house w/o my ring. Sorry @lindsay1019! (Taken with Instagram at Heading to San Antone…)

Study Notes 6/29/11

Galatians 3:24

“…The law was our guardian until Christ came; It protected us until we could be made right with God through faith.”

Proverbs 27:2

“Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth- a stranger not your own lips.”

Proverbs 27:21

“Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.”

Luke 6:26

“What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised false prophets.”

James 4:4-6

“You Adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. What do you think that the scriptures mean when they say that the Spirit God placed within us is filled with envy? But He gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the scripture says, “God apposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 John 2:15-17

“Do not love this world or the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasures, a craving for everything we see and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father but from the world, and the world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone that does what pleases God will live forever.”

Proverbs 27:4

“Anger is cruel and wrath like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.”

An Encouraging Word From Reese… Sort Of…

(Picture via my wife Lindsay’s Instagram feed.)

Even though I’m a Pastor and that requires me to attend a large amount of special events like weddings and funerals, I very rarely wear a suit or tie to anything. I honestly just don’t like them. I actually avoid wearing them like the plague. BUT last Friday night I had the honor of officiating the wedding of one of my great friend Andrew Taylor to his now wife Heather.

Because it was such a special occasion, I decided to pull out all the stops and bust out a suit and tie for the festivities. (Even though it was an OUTDOOR wedding in the middle of a HOT Texas Summer. 104 degrees after dark.)

This may have been the only time my Daughter Reese has ever seen me dressed in anything but jeans and a T-shirt, so when I came out of my room and walked into the kitchen where she was at the table eating, I was greeted like this, “Daddy… Oh my GOODNESS! You look so beautiful!… You, You, You look like a HANDSOME PRINCE!” ( Insert huge hug and squeal)

She was absolutely awestruck… and I, needless to say, was feeling VERY good about myself and my wardrobe descision… UNTIL Reese took another look at me and said, “Daddy, you look SO handsome… except… I think you need to wear a wig… no one should see your bald head and broken hair.”

Thanks Reese. Thanks for keeping Daddy humble. I love you too.

Of course, you can’t really ever be mad at a girl that’s THIS cute can you?

Study Notes 6/21/11

Proverbs 21:26

“Some people are always greedy for more, but the Godly love to give.”

Proverbs 21:31

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

Matthew 12:33-37

“A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. 34 You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. 35 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. 36 And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. 37 The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”

Galatians 5:24-36

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

My Wife’s “Game Time Twitter Commentary” A MUST FOLLOW

We’re Dallas Mavericks fans here in the Holsinger House, but I would have to classify my wife Lindsay as a Mavs FANATIC. (I think one of the major reasons she even married me was that I had tickets to all the Mavs games. But, to be honest,  I don’t blame her.)

Needless to say we’ve been GLUED to the TV, cheering on our team as they battle the Heat through the Finals.

This has been such a roller coaster series that it’s almost hard to take at times. BUT, as much as I like to watch the Mavs play, I like to watch my wife Lindsay watch the Mavs even more.

You haven’t really experienced a Mavs game until you have sat in our living room with Lindsay. Sometimes it’s exciting, sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s a little scary. (those times I just slip out of the room without her noticing so I don’t become collateral damage.)

Since most of you will never be able to sit in our living room and watch the game with Lindsay, you can enjoy the next best thing… Lindsay’s “Game Time Twitter Commentary”.

Every Tweet is better then the one before. Lindsay is a MUST FOLLOW for this series against the Heat.

Here’s a recap so far of the NBA Finals series from Lindsay’s Twitter perspective.

Game 4 :  Tuesday, June 7th

@lindsay1019 Yeeeeesssssssss!!!!!!
@lindsay1019 Loathing. Unadulterated loathing. For Wade’s face, his hair, his clothing…
@lindsay1019 Stevenson is not kiddin around y’all
@lindsay1019 Still in the 2nd quarter, screaming on the inside! I hope things are looking better in the future.
@lindsay1019 Are you kidding me with that flopping around?!?! Bunch of crazy fools
@lindsay1019 Very happy with this first minute. Good job good job
@lindsay1019 I feel like Susan on Miracle on 34th St… I believe, I believe… I should’ve fasted today.
@lindsay1019 Let’s go Mavs!!!!!!

Game 3 : Sunday, June 5th

@lindsay1019 I’m so sad
@lindsay1019 Oh Lord… Please
@lindsay1019 Let’s shut this down please!!!
@lindsay1019 I seriously love Chandler and Marion.
@lindsay1019 Thank you Kidd! We needed that!

Game 2 : Thursday, June 2nd

@lindsay1019 RT @MaxLucado The Mavs just accomplished the greatest comeback since Lazarus!
@lindsay1019 RT sportsguy33 Wade’s Eff You 3 in front of Dallas’ bench put Miami up 88-73 (7:14 left). Dallas went on a 20-2 run right after. Think he woke ‘em up?
@lindsay1019 RT @SteveNash@swish41 = Assassin. Cold blooded.@lindsay1019 Me and my brother celebrating the best win ever!!
@lindsay1019 Love seeing James, Bosh and Haslem falling over each other as Dirk knocks it down!!! In your face fools!
@lindsay1019 Oh my word!!!!!! Am I really seeing this?!?!?!!?! MAVS!!!! Shutting it down!! Amazing!!!
@lindsay1019 Dying!!!
@lindsay1019 Bibby has a special place on my list. He’s been there 8 years. Oh yeah it’s not a list you want to be on by the way. I’m super dangerous.
@lindsay1019 I’m feeling physical pain. Literally don’t know if I can keep watching this.
@lindsay1019 RT @Gray3199 Mavs need the other 2 pieces of the 3 J’s. They perfected getting just 4 wins during the 90’s.
@lindsay1019 Seriously ABC, love the Heat much?!
@lindsay1019 Wade too
@lindsay1019 I wish James would travel himself right out of this game
@lindsay1019 Let the tweet wrath begin. I already now have added a Heat fan to my “list”.

Game 1 : Tuesday, May 31st

@lindsay1019 Come on Wade. You’re not fooling anybody with that fake “team” talk… Makes me nauseous.
@lindsay1019 Quick thought: I hope Haslem chokes on that dumb mouth guard.
@lindsay1019 Seeing missed rebound opportunities is so painful.
@lindsay1019 Stupid Haslem
@lindsay1019 Bosh looks like an ostrich/raptor
@lindsay1019 Stupid Bosh.
@lindsay1019 RT @nilesholsinger Reese’s review of Michael McDonalds National Anthem: “The girl was good, the boy…was…hopeless.”
@lindsay1019 If there’s one thing Texans can handle it’s the Heat. It’s our night fools.

Game 5 of the Finals starts tonight, so I would suggest you follow @lindsay1019 right now so you don’t miss any of the CLASSIC Twitter commentary. And while your following her on Twitter you should check out her blog Monkey-Love. She doesn’t post very often but when she does it is so good and most of the time HILARIOUS!

Go Mavs.


Reese’s Preschool Graduation & County Mouse Performance

Last week my daughter Reese graduated from Preschool. I used to think Preschool graduations and Kindergarten graduations were stupid, but now I know that they are actually adorable and very emotional, at least for my wife. (Of course, I’m sure I could not sit through any other kids graduation but mine.)

Before the Graduation all the students put on a musical based on stories from Aesop’s Fables. Reese played the Country Mouse.

Here are some pictures from the night as well as some spectacular video of Reese’s premier performance as “The Country Mouse” as well as her walking the stage to receive her “diploma”. (I never actually saw what was on the “diploma” but I suspect it was just a rolled up piece if paper… who knows.)



My Dad’s A Legend…

I’ve mentioned my Dad here before. He’s a legend. He’s my biggest here. The first place I look when I need to know how a man of God should act. He’s awesome.

More so in my eyes now that I found this AWESOME picture of him when he was in Uni. (This is from Central Methodist University)

Dad’s third from the left, front row. The one with the dark rimmed glasses, big open collar and the cold stare that pierces you straight to your soul.


My Boy Cameron. Even When He’s Crying He’s Cute.

Thursday is my day to work from home. It’s honestly the day that I get the most work done.

It’s also the day that I get to spend the whole day with my son Cameron. He’s only 18 months old, but I can tell how having this one day a week alone together has grown are relationship. (I think he actually likes me now!)

We had a rough start this morning. He was upset that Mom had left. So, like a good Dad, I didn’t comfort him. I grabbed the nearest camera and took some pictures.

Cute even when he’s upset.



[Video] Water Ink BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International – UK

Should have posted this earlier to go along with the Global Water Day, but this video is AMAZING! Such a powerful way to illustrate how easy it is for water to be tainted and how it deadly it is.

Don’t know much about this organization, but there are so many great ones with a focus on clean water for everyone, you should get involved with this cause somehow.