- We had a great fellowship time after tonight's service at Schlotzsky's! I love getting together with our wonderful church family to eat and talk. Tonight we ate and talked and laughed and ate some more. It was great!
- I'm very sad that I'm going to miss the Mother's Day service. Unfortunately, I have to be out of town next weekend. But the good news is that Araceli will be in town to preach the Mother's Day sermon. I'll be praying all week that it be a great service. I know it will be. I should be back in town for the evening service.
- This Wednesday, we have our monthly InterMission service. I really love these services because I have a chance to cast vision or to simply address one of many areas that are a part of our mission as a church. InterMission helps me to stay focused. Hopefully, it works that way for the rest of you, too.
- This was a great weekend, and it promises to be a great week. Stay focused on Jesus!
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