On Saturday afternoon, we had the pleasure to visit the Granbury Live Theater on the square and be thoroughly entertained by the Big City Music Revue.
The square was alive with lots of folks shopping and eating in our restaurants, and the show was packed.
The Big City Music Revue is much of the same group that performed there previously and as always, their show was awesome.… Read the rest
Church services today are a far cry from when I grew up.
Come to think of it, everything now is a far cry from how it was when I grew up, which is kind of depressing.
Every Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night, my family would be at the East Side Church of Christ in Irving, rear ends planted firmly in the red-cushioned pews.… Read the rest
Recently, I gave a “State of the District” address at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon, and I would like to share with you some of the key facts from that presentation.
I began by giving a brief bond and facilities update. We recently sold our bonds at a very good rate that will not require as high of a tax increase as we expected and will save taxpayers over $24 million during the life of the bond program.… Read the rest
Water quality is always important.
It doesn’t matter if rainfall is above normal or below. It doesn’t matter if lake levels are high or low. We should always be concerned about the quality of water and the health of the watershed that holds that water.
A watershed is an area of land that drains rainwater or snow into water bodies such as a stream, lake or wetland.… Read the rest
Humor in the headlines
Comic relief, though harder to find, is still around. Maybe “comic” is too strong; “mild amusement” may be a more accurate descriptor.
The “grim grip” of problems throughout the world threatens to overshadow whatever might otherwise make us smile.
Ongoing sources for brighteners are persons who compose newspaper headlines. … Read the rest
For your wedding day
The trouble with divorce is the separation; the awkward splitting of lives, like an incision made by a doctor who cheated their way through medical school.
The dividing of items to be put in two piles instead of one; the decision of which child is to be placed in what pile along with the furniture, the cars, the money.… Read the rest
People not quick to change
With seasonal changes, I think of people changes. One of my favorite light-bulb questions is “How many church members does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer comes quickly: “CHANGE?!!”
Pastors quite naturally want to change the hearts and minds of their congregations. I used to think that change could be accomplished with one or two powerful messages – well, maybe three or four.… Read the rest