Henry B. Gonzalez, Honest Politician

I’m no Democrat, and given their utter failure to represent their constituents, I shall never again align myself with Republicans. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez was certainly a Democrat, but one I admired immensely. I was 10 years of age when he was ejected from Camp Warnecke in New Braunfels, Texas in 1955, in keeping with […]

The Lord is Mindful

December 28, 2013 · In the twilight years of her life, my beloved grandmother could not speak of one of her departed little ones, six decades after the loss, without tears streaking down her face. There is, in a cemetery in New Braunfels, a crudely graven headstone, handmade of concrete, over two tiny little graves. […]

Where would He have been found?

”Happy Father’s Day to my dad.” So read my ten year old grandson’s post on Father’s Day. Timmy’s father, Timothy Sanders the elder, was killed in a tragic accident a couple of months prior to little Timmy’s birth. As to who the senior Tim Sanders was, the following story illustrates best. My daughter Stephanie met […]

Crisis of the heart

I have struggled with this. There is a great humanitarian crisis facing the world today; it is also a crisis of the heart. Paul counseled thus: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Galatians 5:14) God is our Father, and we are His […]

Teach them to pray

We would teach our children how to pray. As we do so, we will find that they take to it quite naturally, instinctively really. After all, prayer amounts to putting into words the deepest longings of the heart. Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or unexpressed; The motion of a hidden fire That trembles […]