- The excitement from the fall campaign continues. It's great to see some of the families that started attending during the Nothing's Too Hard for God series continue to attend.
- Started the Christmas series today--The Christ of Christmas. Today's message, The Christ of Christmas is God, was about the divinity of Jesus. Over the past couple of years. this topic of the divinity of Jesus has recaptured my attention. Next week's message will be The Christ of Christmas is King, followed by The Christ of Christmas is Savior.
- Our children and youth are rehearsing for their Christmas program, Live from Bethlehem, which will be presented December 21st at 6:00 PM. It's gonna be good!
- We're having a Christmas Eve service at 6:30 pm. It'll be a great opportunity to center your family Christmas Celebration around the worship of Jesus.
- This time of years, things are moving fast and furious! Don't allow yourself to be distracted. Stay centered 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