Bandido Smokey’s Birthday Party at Ernie’s on the Lake



Debbie and I went to Bandido Smokey’s birthday party today out at Ernie’s on the Lake. We had the down stairs room with Air Conditioning, which was really nice, since it was kind of warm today. The room was decorated nicely in his favorite colors, red and gold of course, and quite a few people showed up to wish Smokey a happy birthday. One of the highlights of the day was that one of Smoky’s friends that owns a ski boat came and a bunch of us got to go for a ride out on the lake. That was very nice, and certainly the highlight for this of us that don’t get to go boating very often. Later there was cake and dancing. The band was great, playing lots of oldies I liked. Smokey even got up there to help out.




Peace – Chaplains Moment for UCOA October 8th

Peace, or rather the lack of it has probably been on all of our minds lately. It is hard to be at peace when the world is full of so much turmoil. And, it’s not just Las Vegas, it seems to be everywhere. From hurricanes in Houston, South Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, to gun violence in Chicago, San Bernardino, Orlando, and the list goes on. It’s hard to feel safe when a crazy person or terrorist could be around the corner in the local Walmart, or could even show-up where we work. Some of us buy more guns in an attempt to be ready. Concealed Carry permits are being obtained at an all time high rate.

Some people say we should get rid of all guns, but we know that if guns weren’t available, then a bad person would just find something else to use. Guns aren’t the problem, people are the problem.

So,where do we find peace, in our guns, or maybe in a mountain hideaway, as far from humanity as possible. Those things would probably help, to some extent, but that kind of peace only goes so far, and it doesn’t last. True peace, and yes you already know where I’m going.

True peace comes only from God. When you have a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe, the One that holds everyone of us in His hand. He will give you and me His True peace. A peace that surpasses all that buying guns or hiding away can provide.

In John 14:27 Jesus says; “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.”

What does Jesus mean when he says he doesn’t give peace like the world does. The answer is simple, He gives us His peace, a peace that has power, because He has power. So, if you are feeling a little ragged with all that is happening in the world these days, why not change your focus to the One who is truly able to give you peace. That is what I desire, and that is what Jesus will give.

Talk to me later if you want true peace.

Bike Night at the Roadhouse



We had the UCOA Officers meeting this evening, and coincidently it was also Bike Night at the roadhouse, so we had lots of company around our meeting. No big topics to discuss in preparation for the UCOA Meeting Sunday at Texas Mist… Repeat Texas Mist !!!  I just wanted to emphasize that because we don’t want anyone showing up at Bentwood dropping in on the nice Wedding Ernie is hosting this weekend. So we will divert to Texas Mist this month, who is very happy to have us back, even for just a day. Only a couple of photos this time, enjoy!

Medical Benefit for Tornados’ Robert, Wheelz, & Keith (prospect) at Earnie’s on the Lake


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We headed out to Earnie’s on the Lake this afternoon for a medical benefit put on by Tornados MC for three of their members. Everything was pretty much in full swing when we arrived, but we still managed to have a great time. They had a raffle, arm wrestling, DJ and even some live tunes performed by one fellow that was really good. He only performed a few song, while the DJ took a break, but I was really impressed. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos;