- This morning, I talked about being patient with the people in our lives. Remember, we are all a work in progress, but God will finish this work he has begun in our lives.
- My heart is broken for the family and the congregation of Dr. Fred Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Maryville, IL. He was shot and killed while he was preaching by a man who walked into the church this morning. So many questions, and so few answers. In times like these, we need a solid foundation for our lives. Thank God for His presence and for His Word.
- For those of you who were in the 6:00 service tonight: Make time to hear from God. You know what I'm talking about!
- We're celebrating the 60th anniversary of BGMC this year. The Solid Rock children will have a birthday party for Buddy Barrel next Sunday evening.
- We desperately need rain in San Angelo. Let's pray for God to send it this week.
- Have a great week!
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