Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The news of the day is… we are open. How wonderful it was to see people in church Sunday morning. Everyone did the social distancing protocol, there was no hugging or handshaking, and mothers picked up their own roses as they went out the door. It was not what we are used to doing, but at least there were real people. Church sounds so much better in person than it does on the video. We were also treated to a come and go fish dinner, courtesy of the Mondo Garcia family. Paula helped serve food with her arm in her new pink cast.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
COVID-19 has had an impact in the academic community more than just forcing our public schools to completely alter their educational structure and methods. Each year for the past 38 years, the Rotary Club of San Saba hosts one of the largest award ceremonies held in San Saba County. High school students that maintain a 90 or better overall academic average are invited to the San Saba Rotary Club Honor Student Banquet (HSB). The first banquet was held in 1982 under the leadership of Club President Jimmy Shook.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I remember being in the airport terminal, and it was crowded. Not like today. They're empty, and everyone was in a big hurry. I had a little time before my flight, and so I was just meandering along. I noticed a lone elderly lady walking in her stockings and carrying her shoes. She was trying to pull her heavy luggage along, and no one would stop to help. She passed through the security check and slowly walked off dragging the luggage. I thought to myself, there goes someone’s mother or grandmother. I quickly lost sight of her in the crowd, and then I happened to notice a young lady with two small children. She was frantically trying to get her luggage from the scanners and trying to get her young daughter to stay put and not wonder off. She had the little baby strapped to her back. Those two women reminded me of something in the Bible. Women are the unsung heroes. I do not think most men really know what women go through. God created them special, and they are the nurturers of the family. We are to love them and treat them with respect and dignity, (Ephesians 5:25, Colossians 3:19, Exodus 20:12). Not just mothers, but all women! This Sunday will be Mother’s Day. Let’s do something to honor them. See you in Church next Sunday if the doors are open.