Dr. Russell H. Dilday, Jr. – for 16 years president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth – died recently in Dallas, leaving a legacy that deserves more superlatives than space allows.
Ispent the week visiting my parents at their retirement home “up north,” and so I got to see them and my mother’s outside pet, Stubby, the red squirrel.
America had a humble and desperate beginning. Our nation’s Declaration of Independence reveals this. Thomas Jefferson, who carefully crafted the historic document wrote, “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.” Then Jefferson goes on to list 27 examples of the king’s oppressive governmental rule over America’s 13 colonies.
Iwas married to my husband for 33 years; best friends with him for 41. Oftentimes we knew what the other was thinking - or going to say – before they said it. We experienced deja vu together quite often.
In June, we observe Headache and Migraine Awareness Month, a time to recognize that many are living with this most common nervous system disorder.
Texas’ power grid reported record electricity use early last week. Both the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are urging residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce electricity use as temperatures soar above 100 degrees over much of the state. So far the grid, which administers 90% of the state’s power load, has been able to keep up with demand.
Before football coaches have gone any distance in the minefield-laden careers they’ve chosen, they learn that the welcome mat – so warmly extended before their first game – often is jerked away before there’s time to leave a footprint.
We spent that Saturday years ago working cattle, and took the calves we were weaning to my Grandpa Roy’s house. Grandpa lived about 10 feet outside the Lamesa city limits, so he basically built a ranch right there and kept anything he wanted.
Iheard him yelling before I saw him.
In a book I’m reading, the author relates a lesson taught by one of his teachers, who told him, “You can’t shut other people’s mouths.”