COC&I Meeting at Roadhouse

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Well, it was a warm day, but not as hot as yesterday. So, Debbie and I road our bikes out to the Roadhouse for the July COC&I meeting. We had a little lighter attendance than usual, probably because of the heat, but we still got to hear from lots of good speakers. There is still lots of work to do in protecting our rights, specifically in the anti-profiling area where things seem to be heating up. So, always be civil, but if you encounter a restaurant that doesn’t want to serve you because of the vest or shirt you are wearing or because you rode up on a motorcycle, be ready to explain to them why you won’t be returning and neither will your friends.

As a chaplain, my words may sound too political, but Jesus stood against injustice, so though I do not advocate any form of violence, in Matthew 21:12 “Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves.” He was infuriated that the money changers were ripping off the people coming to the temple, and overcharging for pigeons that were used for sacrifices. Injustice plain and simple.

Ok, I will get off my soapbox now. Enjoy the photos;

Memorial for Humpin’ People Maniac

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We went to the memorial service for Rod Selby (Humpin’ People Maniac) downtown in Austin. It was held at a very large church, which is a good thing because there were upwards of 500 people there from his club and lots of other clubs plus friends and relatives. I didn’t know Rod well, but his friends and pastors were certainly lively and on fire for Jesus. Great service!

I Arise Today – A Writing by St. Patrick

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Introduction to St Patrick; On the Sunday near St Patrick’s Day this year we had a Bible Study lesson about St Patrick that I found very interesting. So, I ordered the book we used in the study, which is titled The Confession of Saint Patrick by John Skinner. The book contains three writings by St. Patrick, the last of which is called Patrick’s Lorica. A Lorica apparently means Body Armor, and we all know that armor is worn for protection. This Lorica is a series of short writings that I found very encouraging, and I thought I would share one with you. This is the sixth in a series of eight. I hope you enjoy it.

I Arise Today

with God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me
God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s eye to look ahead for me
God’s ear to hear me
God’s word to speak for me
God’s hand to defend me
God’s way to lie before me
God’s shield to protect me
God’s host to safeguard me:

against devil’s traps

against attraction of sin

against pull of nature

against all who wish me ill

near and far

alone

and in a crowd

 

Christian Unity Meeting at Bill Miller’s Bar-B-Q

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We had a good group this evening at Bill Miller BBQ, they were having a special on a Chipped Baker for $5. Definitely more than I needed, but I ate it anyway. The fellowship was great, and we talked about the first 9 verses of Matthew (, where Jesus was teaching in parables. You know, planting in the good ground, and the not so good ground. It was an interesting discussion. Just a few pic tonight;

July UCOA Meeting at Bentwood

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We had a lively meeting out at Bentwood this afternoon, lots of event were announced, in spite of the heat that we have, and the heat that is coming for the rest of the summer. We were reminded that if your club wants to get your event announced on the UCOA calendar, then you absolutely have to email the details of one of the UCOA board member. If you go to the UCOA Board link on http://ucotexas.org, you will find a link to UCOA and then one to the Board. In case you can’t manage that, here is a link to that page; UCOA Board . We had a great group today, including singing Happy Birthday to those of us having birthdays this weekend. Oh, did I mention cake? Yes we had cake!, Here are some photos;