My 2017 Survival Tip

Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016?  Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever.  Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days.  The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony.  Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is.  Perhaps you can blame it on cable news…..

A powerful Christmas gift

There was a time I would have thought this video was a bit exaggerated. As you watch, you can see where it’s going, but you might be surprised when you get there.

I’m in the habit of scanning through radio stations in the car. The longest drive I make in Shiner is the five minute trek to get the kids from school. During that quick trip, I like hearing the different music and, sometimes, the DJ bits. Then there are those times I find myself listening to commercials because there’s too much static on other channels (Small-town life!). While listening, I’ve been reminded ’tis the season for Christmas parties. Christmas parties abound: White Elephant; Ugly Sweater; Secret Santa; Christmas karaoke. And then there are the ones advertised on the radio. I’m not quite sure how some of those parties are the best way to celebrate the Lord’s coming into the world.

Still, there’ll be a lot of partying going on these next few weeks; because people only party at Christmas time 😉

That’s what’s behind the ad in the video. It’s hard for me to watch. But it needs to be watched. And it needs to be shared. There’ll be some who think it’s a bit exaggerated. Clearly, those people are talking to the wrong families.

I know you’re always wondering what perfect gift to give your favorite anotherjohn pastor. It’s easy. Just spread the word: #DontDrinkAndDrive

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Stay blessed…john

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Happy Yaga Day

I’m declaring September 25th to forever more be Yaga Day.  First, maybe you should know a bit about what Yaga is: In 1986, a small retail store on Galveston Island, off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, set the stage for an original t-shirt line that was spawned from the influence of the Caribbean West Indies. Founder Joe Flores, a native Galvestonian, was also inspired by an island vagrant who always greeted…..