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My Baylor Roommate Dick Kendall

Tumbleweed Smith

Dick Kendall was my roommate at Baylor. After graduation and a stint in the Air Force he did chamber of commerce work in Big Spring, Colorado City and San Angelo. Then he got into banking, specializing in training bank employees all over the country. As a sideline he did comedy and became a professional, doing standup on cruise ships and at the Riviera in Las Vegas.

We went to se him in Las Vegas when he performed at the Riviera for the first time. He was excited because there was a billboard advertising his show. But his name was misspelled. It read Dick Crandall. When we got to Dick’s hotel and met him in the lobby I was holding a sign reading Dick Crandall.

Thu
26
Mar
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Nuggets

Jannie Linney

Every “Born Again” child of God has a threefold proof of the new birth –proof that he is a child of God. This threefold proof is first, inward proof; second outgoing proof; and third outward proof.

Inward proof: “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God”[1John 5:1]

“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: [Rom. 8:16].

I went to church all my life, I had the head knowledge of Jesus, of God and the stories of the Bible. I believed all of it. Yet I had never invited Jesus into my heart. I had no inward witness. The word says “My sheep hear my voice.” Never once did I hear that still small voice inside me.

Thu
26
Mar
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Baxter Black

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Butch has a theory about hardcore born-to-rope ropers; as soon as they build a loop and take one swing, it kicks their brain out of gear.

To demonstrate how this theory works he told me about a friend of his. We’ll call him ‘Chope’, for short.

Butch was runnin’ a ranch in the wilds of New Mexico east of Las Vegas. He’d bought a set of braymer bulls to put on his braymer cross cows and one of the bulls had turned out to be a bad actor. He’d shornuf do some damage if you cornered him.

It came time to pull the bulls. They gathered ‘em in a corral along with whatever cows came along. As they were workin’ the cows out the gate one of the bulls kept tryin’ to escape. It was that shornuf bad bull.

Chope was horseback watchin’ the gate. The third time the bull tried to slip out, Chope, who was tied hard and fast, slapped a loop on him.

The bull turned and thundered back across the corral.

Thu
19
Mar
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Nuggets

Nuggets

Salvation is a wonderful thing. In fact the most wonderful thing that can happen to any person. There are those who do not believe in” Miracles”. Yet the act of being born again is the greatest miracle that could ever happen to a person.

Just think about it, God the creator of the universe coming down and living on the inside of His created being. My mind will not wrap around that concept. I thank God that He dealt with my heart. Now that I have had that experience of being born again and Jesus lives in me 24/7, I may not understand all of it in my mind, but I sure believe it in my heart.

Another thing I have come to understand, the awesome privilege of being a Christian, does not stop with that experience. In fact there is never an end to the blessings that come along with that first step.

Thu
19
Mar
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TUMBLEWEED SMITH

TUMBLEWEED SMITH

MUSH, YOU HUSKIES!

A man in Muleshoe ran the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. He did it a couple of times. Dog sled racing is a popular activity in Alaska. “They have a lot of sprint racing,” says Mac McLeod. “It’s a family activity with the women and kids joining in. It’s mostly on weekends and they have 3, 5 and 10-mile races. They’ve got any type of mushing you want, either sprint or distance. Sprint mushers usually start with 16 or 18 dogs. You can still win a race starting with 16 dogs and dropping to 12 the second day and down to 8 on the third day.

A small team doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the speed. When you’re on distance racing the smaller teams out on the ice along the coast have an advantage over the larger teams because they don’t get blown around by the wind out on the ice.”

 

 

 

Thu
19
Mar
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PERSONAL ATTACK JUST WHAT SAM NEEDED

“Was the late secretary of war removed in consequence of his attempt fraudulently to give to Gov. Houston the contract for the Indian rations?” an Ohio congressman asked on the floor of the U.S. House of on Mar. 1832.

Three years had come and gone since Sam Houston resigned as governor of Tennessee following the scandalous breakup of his marriage to a teenaged debutante. During his self-imposed exile among the Cherokees, he lobbied for a contract to feed several tribes on their western relocation under the Indian Removal Act. But the potentially profitable plan hit a snag, when war secretary John Eaton froze the bids.

Houston happened to be in the nation’s capital on Apr. 3, 1832, the day that a Washington newspaper published the text of Rep. William Stanbery’s speech. The former twoterm congressman headed straight for the House to confront his accuser, but friend and future president James K. Polk persuaded him not to go off half-cocked.

Fri
13
Mar
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GALVESTON BOOTLEGGERS SHOOT IT OUT

 GALVESTON BOOTLEGGERS SHOOT IT OUT

Rival bootleggers turned downtown Galveston into their own private shooting gallery on Mar. 13, 1931 sending innocent bystanders diving for cover and two wounded gangsters to the hospital.

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13
Mar
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Are You Discontent?

Are You Discontent?

Are you discontent? Has life seemed to let you down? There is a way to contentment, peace and victory. There is a way for us to overcome, even in the middle of trials.

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06
Mar
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COMANCHES SLAUGHTER SPANIARDS AT SAN SABA

COMANCHES SLAUGHTER SPANIARDS AT SAN SABA

The Spanish captain responsible for protecting the San Saba mission sensed grave danger on Mar. 10, 1758.

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Fri
06
Mar
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Seed Time and Harvest

Seed Time and Harvest

There are many things in the word of God, the bible, that God made very clear right from the beginning. One of them was “For I am the Lord Thy God, I change not” [Malachi 3:6]. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever”[Heb. 13:8].

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