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Spectacular

Spectacular

Micky Shearon took this photo of a stunning sunset from Abe’s Landing off Highway 51 North. Sunsets have been gorgeous lately with hues of pink, red and orange. What about the weather? It could be a stormy day today, but Sunday looks spectacular with the high near 80 under mostly sunny skies.

Dog park gets a leg up

Dog park gets a leg up

Pooch Plantation, Pecan’s off leash dog park, has had recent improvements for pets and owners utilizing it. Pooch Plantation is still in operation during shelter in place providing partakers abide by social distancing guidelines.

Survival instinct
Survival instinct

Survival instinct

After being hired in January 2018 to write for the Liberty Hill Independent, a community newspaper in Williamson County, Mike Eddleman and his publisher Shelly Wilkison became a winning team in an industry that sometimes seems to be fighting a losing battle.

Marion Ruth Robertson

Marion Ruth Robertson

Marion Ruth Robertson, 86, passed away on Sunday April 5th 2020. Graveside service will be held at 2pm Wednesday April 8th 2020 at Rough Creek Cemetery. Due to the Coronavirus crisis there will not be a public visitation or public graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.

High stakes
High stakes

High stakes

A discussion at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Commissioners Court centered – again – on the vice-grip financial pressure brought upon the public by the forced government shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime time

Prime time

An angler wades into the Brazos River at dusk to cast for striped bass. He was fishing east of DeCordova Bend Dam in Pecan Plantation. The fisherman reported catching sand bass, crappie, largemouth bass and small stripers. April is prime time for landing fish in North Texas rivers and lakes.

Devotion Page

Devotion Page

Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Too, often we overlook the first few words in this passage. There are way too many folks who don’t know how this passage works. As a result, this Scripture has been altered to become a sacred cow. When we loo at this verse closely, we find out that it says something totally different from what religion has taught. We need to look at Verses 26-27 first. “Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” The word for “helps” means to co-operate. The Holy Spirit doesn’t step in for us automatically; we have to do something as well. And as we do, He energizes and quickens and empowers our prayers. It’s when He takes hold with us when things begin to work together for good. The next verse has some qualifications that many people ignore. The first is to love God. We know that not everybody loves God. But not every person who is born again truly loves God. For those who do not, things don’t work together for good. The next part says we must be called according to His purpose. 1 John 3:8 says that purpose of Jesus’ coming was to destroy the works of the devil. So this passage of Scripture applies to those who are interceding and letting the Holy Spirit supernaturally energize and take intercession to a level where it’s not just human. That eliminates a majority of people right there. Add loving God to that resisting and destroying the works of the devil, and we can see how that scripture has been misunderstood and misused. God isn’t the one who makes our lives a mess. We have a choice.

Don Newbury

Faith along the way…

If bodies grew weary of exercising, two of my friends – Dr. Lanny Hall in Abilene and Katheleene Green in Burleson – would be too sore to stand up. Truth to tell, Katheleene has been a devotee to physical exercise much longer. She attains age 100 come July 18.

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