Acouple of decades ago, actor Tom Hanks starred in the film Cast Away as a FedEx executive. In the opening scene he is supervising employees. He points to a clock in the front of the work room as he says with intensity, “Time rules over us without mercy. It’s like a fire; it can either destroy us or keep us warm. That’s why every FedEx office has a clock; because we live or we die by the clock. We never turn our back on it. And we never, ever allow ourselves the sin of losing track of time!” If we do not seek after and live within the presence and power of God every moment, every day— if we do not live by the clock, then we die by the clock, and commit the sin of losing track of time. And losing track of time, we lose out on becoming and doing that which could bring fulfi llment to our lives and the lives of those with whom we live and move.
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Igot up Sunday morning thinking it seems like the last thing people need is another sermon. We are so busy as a culture and we have so much to do, and did I really want to stand up and give people one more thing to do, one more rule to follow?
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In the last few weeks Milam County, like most counties in Texas, has seen an uptick in various incidents that are very disconcerting and quite frankly have to be addressed. With the federal government’s complete lack of control at the southern, and now the northern border as well, we have seen record breaking numbers of illegal aliens pouring into the country in each of the last three years. As a result, we are also experiencing a rise in illegal-alien-related crime that has kept our law enforcement and emergency management agencies on a constant state of alert. It’s a heightened stage of alert that we should all be aware of.
Comedian George Carlin was a funny guy who died in 2008. Here are some of his good one liners, both funny and poinent.