May 6, 2019 - “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” Psalms 107:2
“Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.” Malachi 3:16
“They that come to the Lord must believe that He is... ” Heb. 11:6
April 29, 2019 - When I was in the eighth grade, the Curtis Publishing Company came to our school to get the students to sell popular magazines for them: Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, etc.. And we could win special prizes if we sold enough subscriptions.
I knocked at Mrs. Munnerlyn’s door and said, “You don’t want to buy any magazines, do you?” “Come in, Henry,” she smiled. “I need to talk to you.”
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 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.