- Today was a great day! I was at church by 7:00 this morning getting ready for the Easter Service, and what a great service it was. It was exciting to see that we had a full house, but even more exciting to be reminded of God's love for us. The "3:16" series is going to be great.
- We had several people show up yesterday for our work day. (I'll post some pictures later this week.) Every report I received was that everyone worked hard. Thanks! You are all making a a difference at Solid Rock.
- I really love one of the songs we sang this morning. At the Cross has been on my mind all day and evening. Great melody, interesting chord progressions, and powerful lyrics make for a great song, but add the anointing of the Holy Spirit on the songwriter, and...wow!
- So what did you guys think of our youth vocal ensemble? I thought they did a great job. And now we can say we were there for their debut!
- Let's stay focused on our mission. Continue to pray for the "3:16" series, and continue to invite your friends.
- This cold and rain is great weather for sleeping. That's where I'm headed!
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