May 17, 2022 - When I built my first Gun Ship on Highway 96 in Lumberton, Texas (1975), James Van Cleef was one of my first customers. He lived in Port Neches, Texas and was a butcher in a large grocery store there. His interest in firearms was limited to Colt Single action pistols…no rifles or shotguns…just Colt revolvers. We became close friends and learned a lot from each other.
“We give thanks unto thee, O LORD, and sing praises unto thy name.”Psalms 18:49
November 22, 2021 - This coming Thursday our nation will pause to remember a special day set aside to give thanks to God for His bountiful blessings we all experience every day in our land. Yet, year by year, such a day of thanksgiving is all but lost to most Americans. In its place, we celebrate unworthy things such as Halloween and a secularized Christmas that is centered on greed, avarice, and idolatry of the worst kind.
April 26, 2021 - Pam and I have fed the birds at our house in San Augustine for twenty-seven years now. It is unbelievable that we have around fifteen species that live at our house---only a few blocks from town.
"Consider how the wild flowers grow...” Luke 12:27
April 12, 2021 - Back in the seventies, I had an appointment to preach a morning service at The Old Salem Baptist Church near Newton, Texas. When Amber, my youngest daughter, said she’d like to go with me, I told her that my old pickup was not air conditioned and that all my tires were treadless “may-pops.” It was during one of the “leanest” days of my life and I warned Amber that it would be an exceptionally hot summer drive.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1
March 22, 2021 - Mother accomplished a near impossible task when she raised her ten children on so little ... no car, no telephone and often no food. Sometimes our food consisted of only what we could get hunting and fishing. We picked peas on the halves and cotton for two cents a pound, but were fortunate enough to have some better-off-than-we-were relatives that kept us in hand-me-down clothes.
March 15, 2021 - Back in the mid-fifties I often visited my brother John who lived with his wife’s parents in Huxley, Texas that lived up the hill from Harris Branch. This little Branch and the nearby Bayou Seipe flow eventually into the Sabine River.