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  • A Love Letter to Christians Who Can’t Take the Sunday Production Anymore

    09/19/2017 9:04:28 PM PDT · 39 of 168
    Texas56 to hiho hiho

    I can relate to this article.

    We left a larger church (1500 on Sundays) where we attended 18 years for a smaller church (400 on Sundays). The size of the church wasn’t the issue, but the “worship” service had become a problem.

    When we first began attending our old church we had an orchestra and choir and decent Bible teaching.

    Then in a drive to become “relevant” to the community the choir and orchestra disappeared and we got a loud rock band with mood lighting followed by a 20 minute “talk” sometimes without even using the Bible. The relevancy brought in new people, but others left frustrated with how the “worship” service had become about the 45 minute rock concert with a manic drummer and guitarists showing their skills by ripping Led Zeppelin runs in the middle of a “worship” song.

    We also finally left. It took us a while to find our current church. It also meant sitting out of church for while until we found one that concentrated on scripture. It is a smaller church without a glitzy rock band or mind-numbing repetitive phrases to sing.

    Our new pastor teaches for a solid hour in exegesis format. Our songs are a mixture of hymns and praise songs that incorporate Bible truths.

    The new church is not glitzy and not on TV but our pastor delivers solid biblical teaching twice a week.

    What a refreshment to our souls this has been.

  • Maps show what Harvey's impact would look like in other U.S. states

    08/31/2017 10:10:05 AM PDT · 15 of 32
    Texas56 to blueunicorn6

    I think the reason they made that graphic is most people don’t understand what constitutes the “Houston area” in size. I’ve seen this on several social media platforms, and people are amazed at the land size in comparison to other geographic areas.

    I’m a native Houstonian and live in the impacted area. I also have weathered TS and hurricanes going back to Hurricane Carla in 1961, but this one even has natives amazed at how wide spread it was, the relentlessness of the rain, and the sheer volume of water it dumped.

  • Texas coastal residents urged to leave in 'strongest possible terms' as Hurricane Harvey...

    08/24/2017 2:39:35 PM PDT · 81 of 132
    Texas56 to VA40

    It depends on how far inland this storm goes. They are saying it may hover around the coastline and then go back out, and then re-enter near Tx/La border.

    If that is the case, Austin will get some rain and will probably be fine.

    However, watch the weather if they change their predictions, and if it looks to be heading north rather than hanging out near the coast, get stocked up on water, batteries for flashlights (or have camping equipment on hand), non-perishable foods, money just in case there is loss of electricity and cards don’t work, and have gas for your car just in case you need to evacuate to even higher ground.

    If the hurricane does what they are currently predicting, then Austin will be fine, but Houston will get lots and lots and lots of rain, then will flood, then we will be without electricity for numerous days, and I’ll be doing a lot of grilling.

    As a native Texan and resident NW of Houston I have been through this drill multiple of times but all the storms are different. So I’ve stocked up on money, gas, water, food, propane for the grill, and gas for my generator. If we escape the predicted possibilities, then no big deal. However, if we get the dirty side as they are predicting and lose electricity, then hopefully we are prepared.

    Remembering past storms I’m hoping I’ve prepared enough.

    After Hurricane Ike (2008), which was a direct Galveston hit. The whole Houston/Galveston area was without electricity for weeks, our area in NW Harris County was without electricity 2 weeks, while some people further inland were without electricity for 3 weeks. Food, gas, and water became scarce commodities and even though I had stocked up I had not anticipated 2 weeks without electricity so not only did my supplies begin to run out but store shelves were empty and I couldn’t replenish. I was thankful we had the foresight to buy a generator which gave us some measure of relief from heat with fans and it kept the things in my refrigerator cool enough so they didn’t go bad; without it those 2 weeks would have been an absolute nightmare.

    With TS Allison (2001) (also a direct hit) we only lost electricity for a day but because it stalled and dumped water over the area then Houston flooded.

    Hope this helps. Keep your feet dry and your boat ready!

  • Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger...

    06/22/2017 9:47:18 AM PDT · 13 of 42
    Texas56 to Morgana

    At any garage sale, yard sale, Goodwill store or assistance ministry resale shop, he would have been able to find the required pants and a tie for less than $10.

    Sounds like he thought the rules applied to everyone but himself.

  • MUST WATCH: Special Ops Veteran Runs Into ISIS Gunfire to Save Little Girl!

    06/19/2017 9:43:39 PM PDT · 14 of 34
    Texas56 to Vendome

    He is a Texas A&M Aggie, Class of 1983! Whoop!

  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:43:00 AM PDT · 43 of 100
    Texas56 to heterosupremacist

    Best “Batman” ever! We used to watch his show every afternoon when we came home from school.

    My daughter just met him and Burt Ward at a Comic-Con in Dallas in April. She said he and Ward did a Q&A also, and both were very funny and nice.

    He didn’t make any mention of being ill.

  • Black Mom Kicks 8 Year Old Son Out Of Home Because He Voted For Trump At School.Sick/Sad Video

    11/11/2016 5:53:46 PM PST · 31 of 55
    Texas56 to Snickering Hound

    I didn’t realize this happened in Harris County. This video has been all over Twitter. People are outraged at how this woman treated her son, and have been trying to identify who she is and are calling for her sons to be removed from her home.

    I would take her son into my home in a heart beat.

  • Are Texans paying twice for toll roads?

    11/10/2016 9:40:23 PM PST · 13 of 14
    Texas56 to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    The really frustrating part, is when they sold us the idea of the Beltway 8 toll road they initially told us once the road was paid off the road would become free and the tolls would go away.

    Last year when they, once again, raised the tolls, those of us who were around for the original vote, yelled loudly about the increase and showed up at meetings to remind HCTRA and county commissioners about the original promise. However, they conveniently “forgot” the promise and told us we misunderstood the original vote.

  • Vanderbilt Professor Facing Protests Tells Students to ‘Grow Up’

    11/15/2015 2:30:11 PM PST · 15 of 34
    Texas56 to sparklite2

    Dr. Swain is very conservative and a Christian. I follow her on FB. Her life story would be heralded by the media for success if she were not conservative.

    Most of her attackers are young white liberals.

  • Considering Home Schooling And Need Help (vanity)

    10/15/2015 5:31:11 PM PDT · 25 of 86
    Texas56 to RushIsMyTeddyBear

    HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense) is a great place to start. They will have info for homeschooling requirements for your state. Plus, if you join HSLDA they will represent you in any legal issues related to homeschooling should they arise.

    You might also look for homeschool support groups in your area to join both for support as well as opportunities for group events, field trips and support for you as a new homeschooler.

    Also, you might also look for outside homeschool classes both on-line and locally for subjects you might find difficult to teach. In my area of Texas, there were several consortium groups which offered classes (for fees) taught by other homeschooling parents (with degrees in the given subject).

    We chose to use the consortium for a couple of subject classes (such as Traditional Logic, Geometry and Spanish) and fun classes such as acting and band.

    Finally, homeschool conferences will offer lectures on “how to”, and offer hands-on review of curriculum before you buy.

    Homeschooling in upper levels can be challenging to teach, but definitely doable. I began homeschooling when my daughter was in second grade. She has now completed college.

  • Prayer Request

    04/28/2015 5:49:52 PM PDT · 51 of 94
    Texas56 to lilyramone

    Prayers for your little one....

  • Oscars: 'The Imitation Game' Finally Plays the Gay Card

    01/31/2015 10:46:18 AM PST · 5 of 29
    Texas56 to SoFloFreeper

    My daughter saw this movie. She said she was disgusted how they seemed to portray Turing’s homosexuality as a reason why we won the war. She said she almost got up and walked out in the middle of the movie, the only thing that stopped her was the fact she was with a group of friends.

  • U.S. colonel’s wife calls abortion a “fearfully frequent National crime” in 1871

    12/22/2014 8:38:42 PM PST · 2 of 4
    Texas56 to Morgana

    Interesting article; thank you for posting

  • Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

    12/20/2014 4:24:34 PM PST · 15 of 34
    Texas56 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Got it for $1.93 today in Harris Count, Texas.

  • White House Fears ‘President Cruz’ Will Overturn Exec Amnesty

    12/19/2014 10:04:42 PM PST · 53 of 89
    Texas56 to redlegplanner

    Too funny!

  • My “Boring” Christian Testimony

    12/19/2014 6:02:23 PM PST · 13 of 31
    Texas56 to Gamecock

    Thank you for sharing.

    Her story is very similar to mine. No earth shattering conversion experience, just had parents who raised me in a Christian home and faithfully lived Christ in their lives; as a kid I remember praying to ask Christ into my heart.

    Fast-forward, raised my daughter the same way as my parent raised me and my siblings - in church and in a Christ-centered home. Thankfully, my daughter made a commitment to Christ and as a young 20-something faithfully serves the Lord.

  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:20:38 PM PST · 4 of 25
    Texas56 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Once again, God out maneuvers modern scientists who try to refute his Word.

  • PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

    11/05/2014 8:38:36 PM PST · 7 of 223
    Texas56 to waxer1

    Prayers said

  • Non-citizen immigrants who voted in 2008 and 2010 may have swung elections

    10/29/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT · 12 of 27
    Texas56 to BradtotheBone

    Illegals screw our country in every possible way they can - from breaking our economy with demands for free good, free housing, free education, free health care to voting to ensure they get their free stuff.

  • Cornyn: Pathway to citizenship for kids makes 'much more sense'

    10/29/2014 11:03:49 AM PDT · 19 of 42
    Texas56 to DallasGal

    I refuse to vote for him ever again.

    I didn’t vote for him in the primaries, and I will NOT vote for him in the general.

    I have contacted his office multiple times about some of his stances, including why he does not back Cruz on conservative issues and I get a generated form letter back.

    I’m hoping six years from now, if this country is still a country with voting rights, someone other than this RINO runs.