Prepare for Cold and Road Conditions

ALERT: Crews will begin a brine treatment in Angelina County this afternoon with US 59 and area bridges being the first to be treated.
You are urged to “Drive to Road Conditions and Stay Alert” as temperatures drop for possible frozen patches.

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Carve Blessings in Stone, MVP Gives God Glory, iPhone Confession?, Weather changes & Driving conditions

Power Thoughts

  1. “Learn to write your hurts in sand; learn to carve your blessings in stone.
  2. “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.”
  3. “The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.”

Facebook Question: We could be facing another ice/snow day… Now that we know your favorite food … how about your favorite movie?

Way To Go Aaron & Greg: Super Bowl MVP doesn’t shy from faith (BP)

Just moments after leading the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 Super Bowl XLV victory, quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t shy away from talking about his faith on sports’ biggest stage. “You know, God doesn’t care who wins this game, He only cares who gets the glory and He got the glory tonight.  God has always had a plan for my life and I appreciate the platform and the opportunity to be with a great group of men with a great group of character. We can celebrate together.”

While Rodgers earned his first MVP award the honor could have just as easily gone to his spiritual sidekick, wide receiver Greg Jennings. After the game Jennings also pointed to Christ. “This is probably the largest platform I will ever have to share my faith before people and it’s always great to have the chance and this opportunity. I doesn’t really matter what man says. It only matters what God says. [Faith] is greater than football and we understand that more than most people know. It’s not all about the I, but the we. One of the Scriptures I refer to a lot is ‘To whom much is given, much is required.”

Catholic Church Sanctions Confession: A Roman Catholic App New App Makes Confession More Accessible (ABCNews)

It seems as though the Catholic Church really really wants to help with confession and forgiveness, so much so that apparently it has sanctioned a new iPhone app aimed at bringing some of the wandering sheep back into the fold.  You can now wipe your slate clean with Confession: A Roman Catholic App, available through iTunes.  The intention is not to replace traditional confession but attempts to make confession more accessible — and perhaps a bit more fun.

So, how does the app work? It leads you through an “Examination of Conscience” to help you figure out what your real sins are — and then the app guides you through the format and prayers for confession.

If you are worried about all your personal sins being viewed in cyberspace, fear not — the app customizes each user’s list and is password protected for privacy. Once you go to confession, your nefarious revelations are wiped away.

When the weather changes, so do driving conditions. The following information can help you drive safely when winter weather strikes. The National Weather Service is also another source of important information.
? Check the road conditions (text or map search) in your area (or call 800-452-9292), and stay tuned to local news broadcasts for more information on roadway and weather conditions. Continue reading