Christian Unity for March at Bill Miller’s BBQ

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We had our Christian Unity meeting this evening. Since Frank was “out of country”, Dwaine led the meeting, and did a good job. Of course we still missed seeing Frank. We talked about some of the up-coming benefits and the devotional was on not being afraid or inadequate, because Jesus said He would always be with us.

Matthew 28:16-20 “16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

UCOA Meeting for March at Ernie’s On The Lake

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We had our second UCOA meeting at Ernie’s on the Lake, and with the cool weather I thought attendance might be down some, but we had a good crowd. Debbie and i got there early to have lunch, and it seems I am starting to make a habit of having Ernie’s burgers, cause they are quite good. The agenda was pretty normal, with quite a few events announced, including our New Life Rider’s Bug Run that will happen next month on the day before Easter. When I announced it I said Mothers Day, but fortunately someone remind me that Mother’s Day is in May, not April, so I was able to correctly say the day before Easter. I think I need to study my holidays better. Any way, be sure to check the calendar on the UCOA web site for al the coming events.

Change Is Inevitable – Chaplains Moment for UCOA March 12th

Change is part of life. Change is inescapable. Change has to be dealt with. People change, jobs change, circumstances change. I sometimes wonder why things can’t remain the same, at least for a while.

Some people like change. For example, Debbie doesn’t like to buy the same toothpaste twice in a row. She wants to try something different. I like what I was using, but now I have to change. (In all fairness to Debbie, I almost have her trained on this one)

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 says; “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven”.

So, it looks like I’m stuck, There is going to be change, and I might as well get used it.

Fortunately, there is someone that doesn’t change.

Hebrews 13:8 says; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever”.

That’s right, God doesn’t change. So, why does He allow so much change around us all the time? Well, here is one reason;

Isaiah 43:19 (God speaking) “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”.

So, God actually instigates some change, just so he can bless us with new wonderful things that we never thought of before.

It is clear that God doesn’t change, But, it seems that His will for us involves lots of change, and He has a response for that as well.

Joshua 1:9 says “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go”.

Of course I still want to sit in a lump, and cross my arms and complain, but God is patient and he will simply wait for us to calm down so he can remind us that He is with us and we only need to trust Him.

In Psalms 37:4-6 it says; “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”

I for one am going to trust Him more and work on complaining a little less. How about you?

CTHD and Photo Wanderings

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Well, the weather isn’t very good today, with the rain an all, so I wandered over to CTHD (Central Texas Harley Davidson) in the car to see if I could find something interesting to take pictures of. The trip was definitely a success, at least from my standpoint. In particular because I found a fellow named Tony relaxing on the front porch of the store (in his own green folding chair). Seems Tony is kind of a fixture at CTHD. He comes over on Saturdays, mostly to watch whatever goes by. We struck up a conversation, and swapped stories for a while. Eventually I asked Tony if I could take his picture, to which he replied sure.  So, I shot a couple and managed to get a pretty good one I think. I offered to email it to him, but he said he doesn’t even have a computer. Hmm.. Well, then I offered to mail him a print, to which he agreed that would be fine. I did just order him a print, but it turns out it’s a bit bigger than he is expecting. We talked about an 8×10, but I wanted to send him a hard backed print that would stand up by itself without being frames. Turns out they only make them in 11×14. So, I hope he can find room for a big print.

After visiting CTHD, I stopped in at one of my favorite antique stores to wander around and look for more religious books for my collection. i didn’t find any, but I did manage to get a photo for my Facebook profile. I hope you like the pictures;