Tag: Personal

Things That Last Forever

Things That Last Forever

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Truth chiselled into rock

Let’s Start With The Truth

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. Ephesians 4:25

Live Like You Were Dying

Live Like You Were Dying

I hope that you will join me this week in reflecting on the impermanence of life and choosing to live your life more boldly, more joyfully and without fear. Like McGraw sang, “I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.” Have a great week.

Tired Mom 2020


If most people were asked to share a single word that would define how they feel about 2020, I bet a whole lot of them would use the word “tired.” To be honest, it has been a heck of a year.

Texas Schools

Any free time left?

As we announced this past week, the overall priority is to get Texas children educated, deferring to local experts at the district level to decide on the timing and nature of the instruction.

Theodore Roosevelt

The Man Who Is Actually In The Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Declaration of Independence of the United States

The Importance of July 5th

As your July 5th draws to a close, I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on the work that we need to accomplish together, starting with a reset on our shared perspective.

Genuine Compassion

Genuine Compassion

In these fractious times, outward expressions of compassion are more important than ever, because there is certainly no lack of things that divide us.

Governor Abbott has created a Strike Force to Open Texas

New Life Is On Its Way

While plenty of Texas trees, like pines and live oaks, maintain their color throughout the dormant season, we’re fond of those like the Lost Maples outside San Antonio that lose their leaves every year, glowing brightly in the fall then looking ragged even as we celebrate winter holidays. We don’t despair because we know they’ll be back come springtime.

“Quit Being An A$$” T-shirt

Get A “Quit Being An A$$” T-Shirt

During times of struggle & hardship, we often feel powerless and desire to do something to help our friends, neighbors, and even strangers to ease the suffering. Kim and I are no different and have created an opportunity for you to join us in supporting several of the many organizations that are currently overwhelmed by #COVID19’s impact and the tremendous strain it has created as they work to carry out their missions.

The Bonnen Family

Sunday Reflection for April 12, 2020

Today, I am inspired more than ever by the Resurrection and consider it an encouragement to all of us as we dwell in the darkness of the coronavirus. One day soon, this trial will be behind us and we will step into the light to witness the restoration of our shared life as a society and of our state as a beacon of economic resiliency.

Join us in donating to ActionS

Join us in donating to ActionS

We have pledged $10,000 to ActionS to help purchase meals, groceries, and basic necessities and hope you’ll help us match this donation.

Dennis Bonnen Sunday Reflection for March 29, 2020

Sunday Reflection for March 29, 2020

If you read the good book, you know that the Sabbath is supposed to be a time of rest. I get that, but when your kids are starting to climb the walls because of this extended period of necessary isolation, the need for a diversion can overwhelm the need to rest.

Dennis Bonnen Sunday Reflection for March 22, 2020

Sunday Reflection for March 22, 2020

Well, another week of the “new normal” has passed and, like good Catholics, Team Bonnen did our version of church on Saturday evening, taking time to reconnect before hitting play on our selection for family movie night.

Dennis Bonnen Sunday Reflection for March 16, 2020

Sunday Reflection for March 16, 2020

Like a lot of Texans, my family and I got up for church this morning, but instead of putting on our Sunday best, we had breakfast together then convened First Bonnen Church in our living room.