After attending a class this morning, I headed over to the New Goal Post in Round Rock for the benefit for Angel Soto. He had an accident a while ago, and he is still recovering both physically and financially from the experience. I arrived a bit before 1pm, and headed over pretty quickly for some grub. They were serving BBQ plates with all the fixings, and it was very good. I found a table to enjoy my plate, and soon had several people coming over to say hello. As I was finishing my lunch, Marc from the Killeen CMA chapter showed up and we had a great time hanging out and talking. I haven’t seen him in a while, so it was good to catch up. After a while, the live auction started and it sounded like they were getting lots of good bids on all the biker related merchandise that had been donated for the benefit. While the auction was clearly going to go on for a while, I decided to head home. Another busy and successful day. I’m glad I went, and I think everyone enjoyed the festivities.
I was asked to speak at Dan Jeffries memorial service, so even though I am not well educated in the ways of memorial services, I said yes. Fortunately, even though there were several hundred people there, I believe God provide the words He wanted me to speak. I also took a few photos you will see below. I can only say it was a great celebration of Dan’s life, and I think everyone enjoyed it as much as you could given everyone had lost a loved one.
Link: Dan Jeffries Memorial – chaplains moment
We had our first UCOA meeting this year, and to change things up a bit, it was held out at Earnie’s on the Lake. It was certainly a great place for a party, or a meeting. Plenty of parking, and lots of room. Several events were mentioned, so be sure to check out the calendar at; http://www.ucotexas.org/index.php/calendar. As Debbie and I were heading out we encountered Bandido Smokey just arriving, with a couple of fellows. Seem his friend had recently lost a son to a motorcycle accident and he (the father) was asked to come to Washington to speak to President Trump about it. If you look close at the last photo, you will see a White House Presidential Seal napkin he brought back for Smokey.
This past week has been hard for many of us. With the sudden passing of Dan Jeffries, we have lost one of our most passionate voices for freedom. I can’t say I knew him well, we had met only a few times, but I have certainly witnessed the outpouring of shared photos and sadness on Facebook that followed the announcement of his loss. Dan was clearly loved by many of you, and he will be terribly missed.
Dan wore a cross on his vest, and I don’t think he ever put anything on his colors that he didn’t agree with. We can take comfort in knowing that when we place out trust in Jesus, He holds us within His hand. There is no more secure place than in the hand of God.
My prayers go out to his family, his club and all his friends. May God give you comfort and peace through this difficult time.
These are indeed troubling times we live in. Protesters, rioters, and harsh words on Twitter. It seems like our country is being torn apart from within. Whatever side you happen to be on, this is a time to take stock of everything and everyone around you. Will life get better, or will it get worse. Will I have a job tomorrow, or will I get laid off. Questions, so many questions.
We have said in the past that we are on the side of right and justice, and we have said that God is on our side. These words are true, but to obtain real peace, we need to trust God and trust that He has everything under His control. To do that we only need look to Him for our leading and we can be sure we are going the right way. So let us keep moving forward, and keep trusting in the One that won’t let us down. That is what I am doing, how about you?