- We had another great Sunday at Solid Rock Church. Both services today were characterized by people seeking God whole-heartedly. That's very encouraging!
- I bought a new phone yesterday. I did something I've never done before--I stood in line for two hours waiting for the Sprint store to open so I could get a Palm Pre. I was there a little after 6:00 and I was the second one in line. Got beat by a guy who was there at 5:15. The good news is that I got the Pre, and I made some new friends standing in line for two hours.
- I've started jogging again, finally. Although my surgery is a distant memory, I've got other aches and pains. But I'm determined to exercise again.
- We started the One Prayer series today. I'm really looking forward to seeing the video messages. My biggest problem is deciding which one to show because there are so many good ones. I'm praying that God will show me what we need to hear.
- Bed time! Gotta get up early for my morning jog.
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