One of the most vexing parables recorded in the New Testament is the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Found in Matthew 25 and given as the answer to eschatological questions from the disciples, Jesus states: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the… Continue reading How Not to be a Foolish Virgin
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that… Continue reading Let Us Love One Another
My mom recently sent me my writing journals she saved from when I was in first grade in 1990-1991. At first I wasn’t interested in trying to decipher my 7 year old phonetic spelling (it really is like cryptology) but after digging into it with my kids I discovered a few pretty fascinating things. First… Continue reading My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule
Some situations just call for country girl skills. That’s what happened this morning when a woman used apples from her lunchbox to help catch a couple of runaway horses on State Highway 130, the road with the highest speed limit in the nation. Here in Texas horses are not a rare sight, however, it’s still… Continue reading Texas Woman Uses Apples to Help Catch Horses Loose on Freeway
Austin-based artist V… Vaughan has been painting oil on canvas for 17 years now. I covered her work for an article I wrote for Wide Open Country last year, and she has recently come out with a piece that is causing quite a stir. “‘Buffalo, USA’ [is] my working title.” V… Vaughn posted in an… Continue reading Check Out This Incredible Painting Done by Texas Artist V… Vaughan
There are certain truths about life that Texans just know better than others. For example, the fires of hell are not hotter than a seatbelt buckle in the Summer. No one is friendlier than Big Tex, and jackalopes happen when a cottontail falls in love with a whitetail. Here are a few truths that Texans… Continue reading Lessons From a Texan
With Memorial Day behind us, Summer has (un)officially begun in the Lone Star State. That means we’ll all be planning summer cook-outs, camping trips and fun vacations! Though there may be plenty of places to splash around, when it comes to waterparks, in Texas, that means Schlitterbahn. With a Schlitterbahn in nearly every part of… Continue reading 10 Surprising Facts About Schlitterbahn
Will Fredericksburg wine be the death of Fredericksburg peaches? Read on to find out the future of fruit in Fredericksburg.
Texas is really a foodie’s paradise because of all the incredible types of cuisine we have to offer. Most Texans, however, will eschew donuts for kolaches and breakfast tacos, but we shouldn’t. We have some insanely delicious donuts here in the Lone Star State. I am blessed enough to live just far enough from Round Rock… Continue reading Delicious Texas Donuts
Mark Twain famously said, “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Keep that in mind as you take in this assertion from random insurance comparison service Quote Wizard. According to Quote Wizard, Pearland drivers, “rank first in accidents and second in DUI rates.” the article goes on to state that a record like that is “lousy enough to… Continue reading Are Pearland Drivers Really the Worst in Texas?