Bartlett on the Bricks in Bartlett Texas

I wanted to let all my friends know that the Bartlett On The Bricks city wide event coming next Saturday May 11th from 10 am to 3 pm. It is called Bartlett on the Bricks, and there will be a bunch of interesting and entertaining activities. The flyers are included below. Y’all come on out, going to be a great time!

P.S. Our new home in Bartlett at 1243 W. Clark St will also be open to our Biker, Church and Work friends from 10 am to noon Saturday May 11th.

Events:

  • The Bartlett Activities Center (formerly the Old School of Bartlett) will be open, and showing clips of movies filmed in Bartlett. There will also be a Quilt Show and free popcorn for everyone. 300 W. Bell St.
  • The Central Christian Church, built in 1899 has just completed a full renovation as a residence and will be open for viewing. There will also be an Art Show and Guest Opera Performances of songs from the church’s original hymnals. Alamo & Pietzsch St.
  • The Bartlett Firehouse founded in 1915, will be open and featuring Kids Activities. 200 W. Clark St.
  • The First Methodist Church, build in 1890, and renovated in 1912 will be holding an Open House and will be open for an Architectural Tour. 645 W. Clark St.
  • Red Door Salvage, a premiere location to discover historic architectural artifacts for your home or office is having their Grand Opening. 234 E. Clark St.
  • The Willia & Bell Boutique Featuring The Foundry will be having a Grand Opening, featuring clothing, gifts and jewelry from Texas artisans. 205 E. Clark St.
  • THE MATRIX, a family friendly spot behind the Silos of Bartlett is having a Grand Opening. Enjoy local eats and Listen to local musicians plying various genres of music from country to bluegrass. 431 SW. Front St.

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UCOA Meeting at Roadsiders MC Club House in Buda

We were invited to have the UCOA meeting down in Buda at the Roadsiders MC Club House. This was the first time Debbie and I had been there, and it is pretty impressive. It sits behind a landscape supply company, and consists of three very old rock buildings. Two of them have been renovated sometime in past years, and are in quite good shape. The house is most impressive, being played out as a sort of rustic cabin. Very nice indeed, especially for a club house, which I can only say that the most of the ones I have seen were often pretty rough. Good job Roadsiders MC. I didn’t get any photos of the inside because I didn’t bring a wide angle lens. Next time I will.

Look Twice – Chaplain’s Moment for UCOA May 5th

I was having difficulty this month figuring out what to share with y’all, so I asked Debbie if she had any good ideas. She thought about it for a while and suggested “Look Twice”, this is after all Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. At first I was a little reluctant to accept her suggestion, because I didn’t see any obvious spiritual connection, but after praying, and searching the bible for references to looking twice, it turns out to be a great idea. So, here is the logic;

We want people to look twice so they will see us on our bikes. Looking once sometimes doesn’t work, because as human beings we are often distracted by all that is going on around us, and sometimes we just zone out the first time we look at something. The simple but effective truth is that if we look twice then we are much more likely to actually see what we are looking at.

Now, here is the Bible connection. There are about a dozen places in the Bible where Jesus, or someone else calls out to someone twice. In context, it seems that the caller is always trying to get the attention of the person being called, so they can communicate something important to them.

I will give you just two short examples from the Bible.
In Luke 10:41, Jesus is teaching, and Martha (Mary’s sister) is preparing food for their guests, and frankly Martha is pretty wound up that Mary isn’t helping her, choosing instead to sit at Jesus’ feet.

Jesus says;

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is necessary”

Jesus spoke Martha’s name twice to get her attention and to lift her out of her pity party.

The last reference is from Mark 15:34 where Jesus has been crucified on the Cross and is about to die.

He says;
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

He already knows the answer, but His statement powerfully proclaims His innocence. He died not for His own sin, but for ours.

Has Jesus called your name twice? Maybe He is trying to get your attention. In 1980, Jesus called my name, and I looked again. He saved my life, how about you?

UCOA Egg Stravaganza at Bentwood Texas

We had our Egg Stravaganza today out at Bentwood, and unlike yesterday, the weather was beautiful, and lots of kids came out to hunt eggs.Everyone had a great time, especially the kids. There was also hotdogs for everyone, and at the end the kids got to try and break a piñata. Enjoy the photos, video is coming soon.

I can’t get the video to play here, you will have to go to Facebook to watch the video, sorry!

Karibenos MC Party at the Post

I dropped in on the Party at the Post, hosted by karibeños MC. This is an annual event that usually gets rained on, and today was no exception. Fortunately the rain passed through and we had a relatively dry afternoon for the party. They served burgers off the barbecue, and the were very good.There was also a DJ serving up some cool toons and lots of covered areas in case it decided to rain again. Here are a few pics;