Bachelor Ben recap: What happens in Vegas…ends up on national TV

Bachelor Ben recap: Episode 4 Behold! These are the faces of The Bachelor. Get on board with the #acotaco hashtag, people. Clearly it is this year’s theme. Season 20 is the stuff with which Taylor Swift songs are made. Or Lifetime movies starring Alyssa Milano as the unstable ex-girlfriend who has invented a secret body language which translates normal gestures into declarations of love. So sit back, relax and watch

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You gotta have faith

In 2007, I enjoyed a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Our tour guide talked about how this is where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on water. In a dramatic fashion, the guy driving the boat cut the engine and we drifted in silence for a few minutes before our pastor asked, “Would anyone like to try?” Matthew 14:22-23 tells the story of Jesus walking on

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Lessons Learned from Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy was a big part of my childhood. I’m confident the administration of HISD issued a VHS copy to each student entering kindergarten in 1980. The movie just made sense to us. I pretty much grew up with the cast of characters in Urban Cowboy. We like bull riding, two-stepping and bartenders who handed over a cold beverage without you having to ask for one. Living in Texas is

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Bachelor Ben Recap: Team Where’s Waldo for the win

Bachelor Ben Recap: Episode 3 “I’m the reason everyone is here. I’m responsible for the feelings and emotions in this house.” — Ben Higgins This will be the death of him. I truly believe that. He is in for a drama-filled ride. Bless his Peter Brady-beating heart. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen this much crying so early in the season. Jubilee wept (in front of JoJo) assuming that

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