Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Okay Buna ISD....When?

So, I am looking at the updates on the bond from the Buna ISD.....

It's been four months since that page has been updated on what is happening....

In January, the prospective start date was ....May or June of 2014....

The Feb.- March update had the construction start date....May or June of 2014.

May's update had the construction start date.....anticipated July, 2014...

That is the last time the bond site has been updated. It is now October.

If it takes 12 months to build the new high school, we are looking at a possible move...I'm guessing in either November or during Christmas of 2015( if we get started fairly soon)....which means the teachers will probably get to move during their break....( they won't complain, and they may even talk positive about it, but trust me, who likes to work during their Christmas/ Thanksgiving vacation?)

I am wondering when we are looking at a construction start? And when will the bond web page be updated to inform the public?

http://www.bunaisd.net/page/45925_2

Ebola?

So, the first person to get sick in the nation with Ebola is in Dallas at the Presbyterian Hospital. This is after they visited another hospital in Dallas who missed the illness and sent them home.

I know to transmit the illness the person has to be ill and you have to come in contact with body fluids to come down with the illness.

Trouble is, every time you see a nurse or doctor interact with the general population in Liberia or Sierra Leon, especially if the person might have have been exposed to the illness, the health care worker was suited up with a gas mask and a hazardous materials suit.

It makes you wonder. It really does. Are they not telling us everything to keep us from panicking?

I know the sanitary systems here in America are not like Western Africa, but you can't help but be concerned. Especially with the illness now here in Texas....

Once Again, Thank You, Thank You Very Much....

And to the others who wrote....as the English would say...." Get Bent!"

Yesterday's blog hit a nerve with some folks, and it rang true with a lot of folks.

I thank all of you who wrote with email, PMs of support.

Sorry if it upset some of you who think that the church is the "be all to end all..."

It isn't folks.

Church is just a place for Christians of like mind to meet. If you enjoy it, good for you. Don't bang on people who do not. There are more, and more people who do not understand what you are doing.....and yet, they love Jesus.

Christ is the goal, Christ is what you seek....not some church, not some preacher, not some music, not some other church leader....you need to think, are you going to church for Christ? Or are you going for something else?

As I have said in the past, I have met more Christians who don't attend church over the last couple of years, than when I was going....

And for those of you who worry about not attending church...Christ loves you just as much as the folks in the front pew...

I was going to write on another topic today, and may.....but this " won the day."

Monday, September 29, 2014

Well, This Should Get Me in Trouble....

I was going to go and " jump pews" last evening with the Pentecostals last evening and well, I had a health concern keep me from going. I was a bit disappointed, and need to see about trying to go in the future. One thing you can say about the " Penny's" they have a good time at church...

As many of you know, I have been on a strange and unusual journey with my faith.

I grew up Southern Baptist, am an alumni of one of their theological seminaries, even seriously considered working on a doctorate in church history at one time, before the denomination went through a purge to cleanse itself of what they thought were liberals, and in truth, it was nothing more than a power play. ( I knew the so called liberals. They were just as conservative as the people who kicked them out. They just were in the way...)

I've gone though several transformations over the years. I dabbled with the Episcopal Church for a while and really like the liturgy, but find many in their leadership too liberal for me. I even tried to go back to the Baptists for a while but there has been such a change I couldn't stomach what they are doing....

So, it leaves me as a so called " none".....

I think my old denomination would see me as too " liberal" now.

I don't see a problem with female ministers or deacons. I don't see a problem with the consumption of alcohol. That said, I hate modern church music.....I hate the simplicity of what sermons have become. I was sick and tired of being beat over the head about tithing. Tithing is between you and God. Not because the minister needs more money so he can get a raise....

I know there are people who are worried about my soul...and it's salvation. I'm not.

I've had to get away from church to get in tune with God. I might be closer now than I ever have been.

The thing is, being away from church allows me the freedom to speak my mind, and it upsets people.

I'm sure someone will send me a " put me in my place" email....don't bother.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Okay, Enough, Just Stop It.....

So, Chelsea Clinton had a little girl today, and I am shocked at some of the comments people are making about the child.

Now I'm no fan of the Clinton's, and truthfully, not really fond of the Bush's either, but I am not going after the minor children, especially a baby.

There are people calling the child " Spawn of Satan."

Many of these commenters are the same people who call themselves Christians. You don't know how this child is going to turn out. She might become a 3rd grade teacher. She might be a missionary to Korea. You do not know. Heck, most of the people posting will be dead before she is of age. Heck, I'll be dead before she will be 25...

Some of you need to pay attention to what people post on Facebook before you jump all over them with your " holier than thou" comments. There are some folks who are going through some tough times.

They need help, and rather than offer it, you make flip and smart remarks.

They are having problems with the faith and everyone does at some point in their life....if you haven't, hang on, it's coming....

If you go back and read your Old Testament, a bunch of the prophets and God had some strife. Job and Jonah gave God a good cussin'.....

Sometimes, it's best just to not say anything rather than piling on someone else's misery. And you seriously wonder why some folks won't go to church...

Bits and Bobs, Sat., Sept. 27,2014

As a follow-up to my statement on Facebook yesterday that. " some people needed to be killed." Reminded me of my late Grandmother ( Thomas)....she believed that some people were so sorry if you shot them, " you'd waste a bullet." She believed they needed a good hanging, that way, you could reuse the rope.


Had the "World Famous" shrimp rice last night....without a doubt one of my favorite meals....I can't wait until I have the leftover.

I had someone twist off...again, because I tell girls they look cute in their photos on Facebook...I don't care. They look cute.

There is now a virus in Colorado that is paralyzing children. Could be the same virus that is making kids sick all over the Midwest....trust me, it's going to make it into our area....and it has me concerned....very concerned.

If you have stocks, watch them very closely....I'm looking for a serious correction. The charts are not looking right.....I hope I am wrong on this one...I'm not saying " sell" but keep an eye on the NYSE, the NASDAQ...

The Post Office is looking at delivering groceries early in the morning....between 3am and 7am....why not?

I know this is SE Texas, but I am ready for a serious cold front....let's get it started...

Is it ISIS or ISIL? The idiots on the media are using both....and we are sending 500 more troop from the 1st ID in Ft Riley to Iraq....get ready, more troops will be sent....

BTW- pray for me, I've been taking on the Anabaptists and Mennonites on their sites concerning the Second Amendment. Part of the problem, so many of them live in New England....

The football teams I follow went 3-1 last evening...good night.





Friday, September 26, 2014

Mind Your Business?

I believe in the old saying, " live and let live"....and if you knew my neighbors, you'd understand.

I generally don't want to know what they are doing, and really do not care. They had a murder in their front yard a few years ago, but I think they might be a little scared of me, I'm that crazy guy that shoots the Mas 49/56 and the 454 Casull Bear Gun in the back yard, and they leave me alone and are very nice and congenial when we speak...and they have a dog who lives over here about half the time...he's waiting right now for us to go and walk.

That said, you know, we might need to pay attention to what is going on.

Had it had not been for the woman from Sour Lake noticing something was right, the man that is allegedly associated with the missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, he would still be " on the lamb."

The story is now he spent the night at Village Creek.

It makes you wonder, if they might find the remains of Heather someplace here in Texas....maybe Orange or Jasper Counties. It is doubtful, but you never know.

Once again, I'm all for leaving people alone, but you know, sometime we need to be aware of stuff that is just so out of the ordinary it doesn't make sense....