TEOTWAWKI = The End Of The World As We Know It. We had a dinner/party this evening to celebrate our belief that the world won’t actually come to an end tomorrow. Of course we had the dinner on Thursday instead of Friday, so I guess we aren’t taking any chances. Anyway, the food was good, and the fellowship was great. See you tomorrow!
Debbie and I and Janice went to the December UCOA meeting, which was a little lightly attended, but I suppose lots of people were out of town, this being so close to Christmas. The meeting was pretty short, Crossroads MC gave a donation to J. W. Rock , and we accepted a new Club Master Minds MC into UCOA. Note the second pic, is a vast enlargement of a small section of the first shot. That would be Janice and Debbie holding up their hands. Note sure what they were volunteering for, but they seem to be really excited. It was a good meeting, and I was asked to pray for the Sandy Hook Elementary School children and their families. I appreciated the reminder as I so easily forget things these days. So the meeting was closed with my “moment”, a time of silence for the children and their families, and a prayer for everyone for comfort, peace, and joy in this special season. May you and yours have a Blessed Christmas, and a Joyous New Year.
Well, here we are in December 2012, rapidly approaching Friday the 21st, which some people believe will be the end of the world as we know it. If you have listening to the news you will have been hearing about this for quite some time, and have made up your own mind about whether that date is actually significant. Some people, perhaps even some here, are ready to barricade themselves into makeshift bunkers with food, water and weapons to weather out the storm of chaos that they believe could be coming. Others, like myself, are confident that this Friday will be like any other Friday. That’s not to say that nothing important will happen, it’s just that I don’t believe the world will end on that day. The Bible clearly tells us in Chapter 20 of Revelation that Christ will reign for 1000 years after His return to this earth. So, clearly we have a while yet until the world actually comes to an end, which it will someday. So what do I do in the meantime? Max out my credit card? No, I just live each day without fear, trusting Christ to provide for my needs as He has promised.
We have a choice of who or what we will believe, whether it’s Nostrodamus, the Mayans, the media, our own imagination or nothing at all, but I for one am believing Jesus, and waiting for His return with expectation. How about you?
Today was delivery day! For these last many years, our CMA chapter along with all the motorcycle clubs that are part of UCOA (United Clubs of Austin) have been supporting the J.W. Rock Foundation. The foundation was setup as a memorial to J.W., who was the Texas President of Bandidos MC. It was his custom to provide gifts and food baskets to needy families in the greater Austin area at Christmas time. The non-profit Foundation now continues this tradition, working with St. Vincent DePaul to identify the families in need, and to provide funding for the purchase of food baskets. The UCOA clubs then receive information identifying their family, and the toy desires of the children. Each club then purchases gifts for the family. Each family is contacted ahead of the delivery date to make sure they will be home, then we all just drive our bikes over to their house for the delivery. You can imagine the excitement it gives the kids to have a dozen motorcycles drive up and park in front of their house or apartment. It really is a blessing to each of us that participates, and of course for the families as well. I obviously cannot attend the delivery of all of the clubs, but I think you can see from the pictures at Sams Town Point that we certainly get very good participation from all the clubs. I heard that J. W. Rock with the support of all the clubs delivered baskets and gifts to 32 families today.
After the deliver, we stopped in for some lunch.
We had also heard that one of our members had a friend who was having some serious financial difficulties, so we arranged to provide from our chapter funds to help him. We delivered two bags of groceries and a couple of small gifts, and got to hang out by the bikes for a while. Overall, a great day!