- Today we finished two sermon series at Solid Rock. The Sunday morning series was on marriage and went for four weeks. I can honestly say that I learned quite a bit preparing for these messages. The Sunday evening series was on Miracles, as we looked at different lessons from some of Jesus' miracles. God really did something special during these services.
- I'm really excited about our next series. It's called 3:16, and it's based on Max Lucado's new book. It's going to be great!
- I'm really tired right now. I haven't felt this worn out in a long time. Most of it has to do with me just having had a long and full week and weekend. Of course, it doesn't help that we lost an hour of sleep last night with the time change.
- Every week, I thank God for our church family. I really love you guys!
November 13, 1989. 11:30 AM I had just finished my lunch in the teacher's workroom and was walking back to my classroom. I was teaching at San Jacinto Elementary in San Angelo, Texas at the time. Up until then, it had been a typical November day. As I walked past the school office, the door swung open, and a fellow teacher stepped out with a look of concern on her face. She spoke directly to me and said, “Your wife’s on the phone, and it sounds serious.” I ran into the office, took the phone, and heard my wife say, “I don’t know what happened, but your brother is on life support in a hospital in Austin.” Twelve hours later, my father and I were sharing a room in a hotel on I-35 in Austin. My sister-in-law, Sandy, and her six-year-old daughter, Araceli, were in a room across the hall. I hardly slept that night. I would doze off and suddenly wake up to my father crying and calling out my brother’s name. My brother was dead. Osiel had collapsed that morning while his high s