As promised… here are some photos of the rededication and blessing of the 1901 Immanuel Lutheran Giddings bell. It sure looks nice! After the end of the service, folks got to write verses and messages inside the addition. I made sure there was one verse in Wendish: “W spočatku bě słowo, a słowo bě pola […]
The folks at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau were selling BBQ chicken plates today. Naturally, we wanted to pick some up, so we headed in that direction a little before 5pm. There were already about two dozen cars in line when we arrived. I made Margie wait in the drive-thru line while I headed to
These are not the first photos of City Meat Market in Giddings that I’ve shared, nor will they be the last, unless I get hit by the proverbial bus or something else happens that dispatches me to Abraham’s bosom before I get the opportunity to eat there again.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” With broken heart and contrite sigh,A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry.Thy pard’ning grace is rich and free—O God, be merciful to me! And when, redeemed from sin and hell,With all the ransomed throng I dwell,My raptured song shall ever be:God has been merciful to
Back when I first moved to Texas, I took weekend road trips fairly regularly… usually one or two a month. I’d pick a direction and find what looked like the best “not the interstate” way to get there and often turned down side roads just to see what was down them. Eventually, that led to
One of the neat things about the liturgical calendar utilized by some churches is that specific days of the year are set aside to mark important events in the life of Christ. Even in non-liturgical churches, there are vestiges of this… most churches observe Easter and Christmas, and some observe the season of Advent (which,
As long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to things that I instinctively seem to know are fading away. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to document one of those things with my camera. The backstory… my part of Texas (located about midway between Austin and Houston) is populated by lots of folks
Well… I’m really late with these photos of the Faith Lutheran High School of Central Texas Oktoberfest… sorry about that! Somehow I never actually scheduled a post with these, and here we are two weeks later. I think I’ll call it “Oktoberfest in November”… because after all, who doesn’t need a little more Oktoberfest in
It’s always a good day when I make it to City Meat Market Giddings TX early enough to get some pork shoulder (and hot guts and brisket too)…
Immanuel Lutheran Giddings put on a community Trunk or Treat tonight. The turnout was fantastic… and James had a great time! Looks like the other folks in attendance did too. You really can’t beat an event that has candy for the kids and brats for the adults!