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Posted August 6, 2014
Hundreds of spiritually oriented people from the far reaches of Texas and beyond will converge at the Boerne Civic Center during the weekend of August 8–10 to explore their personal opportunities for greater spiritual growth and service. The occasion? Eckankar’s 2014 Texas regional seminar entitled, Adventures in the Light and Sound of God.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years. How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing? When I was younger, I could not sit still for long and no matter where ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
This year I celebrate my 20th year as a practicing grandfather. I am not sure that after 20 years I know anything more about being a grandfather than I did before. I have not found any books written on how to be a grandfather, maybe I should write one. I have enjoyed those 20 years and it just seems to be getting better. One of the interesting things about a grandfather is spending time with the grandchildren, especially when they are trying to watch a movie. I enjoy a movie every now and aga ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
In his helpful book, “Strength of Soul,” W. Phillip Keller says one of the most compelling invitations ever extended by God to man came when the Lord said quietly, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” (Matthew 11:28). He then explains that we don’t have to go far to find those laboring along with profound personal problems, carrying heavy loads which weigh them down in despair, frustration and grief.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
Fundraising and much needed donation collection for Laredo! Please read about the following local efforts through Llano’s Methodist Church and Pittsburgh Avenue Baptist Church: Laredo Humanitarian Relief Team. The recent flood of unaccompanied minor children to our Texas border has become an overwhelming humanitarian crisis. People from throughout the state are working tirelessly to care for these children. Regardless of the politics of the situation, children as young as two years old are ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
The well known quote, “The truth shall make you free,” has found its way to college cornerstones, historic marble markers and other prestigious places, yet relatively few know its source is the Bible (John 8:32). Study the history of freedom and you’ll discover that wherever the Bible has been freely distributed people have become lovers of liberty and political freedom has been the result. Consider the eventual arrival of at least limited freedom in the former Soviet Union.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
I have noticed lately that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to a bare minimum. At the end of each month my wife will quiz me as to if I have paid all of the bills.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to say about current day issues? Does the Bible speak about current events in the Middle East, Russia, China, and the United States? What about the Biblical burden against Damascus? Find out the answers to these questions and many more concerning the Bible and you at the Fourth Annual Truth Conference to be held at San Saba’s First Baptist Church, from Sunday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 25.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
When it comes to politics, I am as confused as the politicians themselves. I do not like to discuss politics because I do not understand it and just as soon as you understand one opinion, everything changes and you do not know where you are at. Just as soon as a politician voices a position on an issue, he spins it around and it sounds like he has taken an opposite view.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
Registration is open for our Wilderness Escape VBS. This year’s VBS will be from Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24. It will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Children who will be entering first through sixth grade are welcome to register. Contact Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church at 325-247-4009 for more information.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
There are sheep everywhere! Oh wait a minute. One is missing I think. Weren’t there 100 sheep? Let me see 1…2…3……….and so on……. Why yes there are only 99 sheep and there should be 100 even. Oh No!!! What do we do? Do I leave the 99 to save 1?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
Knock on our front door and you’ll find yourself staring at a plaque containing the following quote of Joshua (of wall falling fame): “As For Me And My House, We Will Serve The Lord,” an appropriate goal for any father at any time, but an especially fitting one to ponder on Father’s Day. Who was this committed father whose words expressing his family goal remain familiar to millions after all these years? Joshua had lived an exciting and sometimes dangerous life.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything. The list goes something like this, the war on: Women... Poverty... Drugs... Terrorist and on and on I could go. You name it, there is a war addressed. I believe we should be serious about dealing with certain negative aspects of society and do whatever it takes to make people’s lives better.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Each morning I stand before a large map on my study wall and pray a brief prayer in the Old Testament known as the prayer of Jabez. I’ve been doing this for approximately twenty years. What is the prayer of Jabez? It is a prayer by a man who longed for more than he had and dared ask God to give it to him.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 30, 2014
Welcome, All! Gather with us for outdoor worship on the lawn at the home of the late Willie Mae Oestreich on May 25. Her home, built in the 1880s, is at 102 Llano County Road 104. As you drive west out of Llano on Hwy 29 and see the sign for Walden Plantation you are at CR 102 drive 1.7 miles, then arrive at a T with a stop sign, turn right onto CR 104 and go 2.3 miles.