- Great day today at Solid Rock. Good services this morning and evening. God is still on His throne!
- I thank God for my beautiful mother. She is truly a woman of God. I can never repay her for her teaching and training in my life. To this day, I can count on her prayers for me. I'm blessed!
- The girls came to our house at 7:00 this morning to cook breakfast for their mom. French toast, bacon, juice--it was pretty good. Good move, girls!
- I'm taking a school trip to California this week. I'd rather it be a family trip, but I'll try to make the most of it. Keep me in your prayers!
- Since I'll be out of the state until next Monday, I won't post for the next week and a half, or maybe two weeks, unless I decide to post from my phone. I may send out a few tweets.
- If you hit a rough spot this week, remember the three words we talked about tonight: But the LORD...! (Habakkuk 2:20)
- 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