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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Llano Ministerial Alliance invites your family to enjoy the 18th Annual Christmas Stroll December 10 at 6:00 pm. This Llano Christmas tradition is a perfect way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of the season. The Christmas stroll will take you under the canopy of lights as you visit seven of Llano’s churches.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
A group of wise men with singing camels was recently sighted at the Methodist Church Family Life Center.  The three emissaries from the East explained that they were searching for a newborn king.  Unfortunately, their first stop is into the court of the devious King Herod, who sings disgustedly,”You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Magi” to them.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
In his book, “LECTURES TO MY STUDENTS,” the still highly regarded nineteenth century minister, C.H. Spurgeon, wrote: “I have one blind eye and one deaf ear and they are the best ear and eye that I have.” This trainer of ministers was simply passing on the advice of Solomon written long before him: “Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken” (Ecclesiastes 7:21). When I hear someone say, “I’m always the last to know about trouble in my church,” I know I’m in wise compa ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Being successful is something we all desire. Everyone, at least everyone I know, wants to succeed at what they are doing. Most of all they want to succeed in life. In the world there are several things that mark success. You can take all kinds of courses on being successful.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
“Do you still look out your study window and give thanks?” asked my grandson, his question being drawn from memories of childhood. Allow me to explain. During one of the most difficult periods of my life, I started this early appointment to give thanks because of the following wise words from A.W.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
The Llano Ministerial Alliance will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Wright Street, Llano, Texas. The annual sermon will be delivered by Father Jerry Sneary of the Grace Episcopal Church of Llano. Other local ministers will participate by leading out with various scripture readings and prayers.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather thick skull. This information, along with a lot of other information, has helped me get through life up to this point. I also know every week has seven days except for the Beatles, who think there are “Eight Days a Week.” I am not sure how they got up to that point, but I have sometimes f ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
“This is like driving in a beautiful painting!” Pauline exclaimed while we were on one of our annual October color tours. Well said! The brilliant blending of autumn’s artistic hues is enough to make the blues leave. No wonder millions break away from the rush of routine living, driving thousands of miles to see this annual show of splendor.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
RCIA is a process of inquiry and exploration of the Christian Faith for those who have an interest in Catholicism; and, for those who want to deepen their understanding of the teachings of the faith.  Materials used in the class are the Catholic Bible, the US Adult Catholic Catechism and the “Catholicism Series,” by Father Robert Barron.   Classes begin Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 6:20 p.m., and meet weekly through November 12.  The first DVD in the series is  “Amazed and Afraid: ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Saint Francis, Patron of Animals, so loved the animals that we remember him as a friend and protector to them. Legends have arisen with idyllic pictures of how the beasts and the birds were susceptible to the charm of St. Francis’ gentle ways, how they entered into companionship with him and often felt protected by him. Saint Francis of Assisi was the Founder of the Franciscan Order of Priests and Brothers.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Rev. Melvin Dornak, pastor, has set the weekend of Mass Time changes beginning on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, October 11-12. The schedule below is shown in order to give you the full weekly schedule; hereafter, the new Mass times will be reflected in the regular church schedule of this paper’s directory.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
There’s a high calling in life that few seem to desire: peacemaking. But what does a peacemaker do? A peacemaker cuts through the negative information that frequently floats around dividing people who ought to love one another. It’s not easy to be a peacemaker because this work is contrary to our nature, yet Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). Peacemakers are positive people who rise above the charges and counter charges that often dominate conversations. A pe ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list. Recently I had to travel involving changing planes, which involved spending a night at the Orlando airport.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
“Now may your guardian angel be at the wheel!” Those words were part of a prayer offered by my father-in-law while standing beside our car as Pauline and I prepared to leave central New York, heading home after a family get-together. We had no way of knowing how quickly his prayer would be needed and answered.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Dr. Dave Anderson will be speaking to our community on the topic “Suffering: The Gift No One Wants” at Packsaddle Fellowship, 508 Hwy 2900, Kingsland on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm; Sat. Sept. 20, 9:00 am; and at both Sunday services (9:00 am and 10:45 am). All are welcome to come to any or all sessions for free. Dr.