April 8, 2019 - Pam and I moved to San Augustine, Texas 27 years ago where I became Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. We lived in the church parsonage for a couple of years and then bought the old Dr. Hicks house located two blocks from the church sanctuary.
April 2, 2019 - Last week, Doug Fincher received an email from his old-time friend, Jack Fontaine. In 1939, they entered the First Grade in Center and graduated in 1950. They shared many memories together and are the best of friends. Jack is now living in Frankston, Texas.
March 18, 2019 - When Deacon Harris Minton of Hemphill, Texas told me he wanted to show me “how I stay sane”, we drove outside town to an old barn with six cows standing nearby. After feeding the cows, we sat, watched, and talked small talk. “Well, how do you stay sane”, I asked. “By doing what we’re doing….watching the cows”, he laughed. “Doctor Winslow told me I’d save money on medicine this way.” As I thought about Harris the other day, I told Pam, “That’s what we enjoy doing..…except we watch birds instead of cows.”
March 11, 2019 - When I was in college, I joined a “Preacher” Club called 'The J. B. Gambell Society.' We were a bunch of young preachers seeking advice from our elders. Our Club sent a letter to Dr. W. A. Criswell, the famous pastor of Dallas’ First Baptist Church.
March 4, 2019 - In 1947 Daddy moved his family of eight children to the Jim Boothe rent house across the tracks in East Center, Texas. I was fourteen years old and had heard that revival services were being held in a “Blue-topped “tent across from the Grammar School downtown. We hadn’t been raised in church, but our parents read the Bible to us and taught us strict morality. So when we asked if we could “go to the revival,” Mother told us we could but to come right home.