Missing Boy Found Safe with Tall Tale

The following view is from the time before Casey Hathaway was found safe.

A missing 3-year-old boy who was found alive after enduring two days of heavy rain and freezing temperatures says it was a bear who kept him safe and warm.
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27 Killed in Texas Church Shooting

Law enforcement officials investigate a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

From ChurchLeaders.com

At least 27 people have died and about 30 are injured after a gunman opened fire today during a service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. To the tight-knit congregation of about 50, this is an inconceivable blow.

“We heard semi-automatic gunfire… we’re only about 50 yards away from this church,” a witness, Carrie Matula, told NBC News.

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By Faith, See You At The Pole, Kick-Off of Texas State Forest Festival, Invisible Helper, It’s a Scam

Power Thoughts

  1. “If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it.” ~ George Foreman
  2. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”  ~ Mark Twain
  3. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Nelson

By Faith: The scriptures say in Romans 14:23 that “… whatever is not from faith is sin.” So, you have to start with a mindset. Trust. Belief. Conviction. Faith.

I heard a story recently about faith. A mom was explaining to her son about believing in God. She said, son see that plane that is about to go behind the mountain. It is real. He said, sure I can see it. She said, lets keep watching as it keeps flying… Ok, now it behind the mountain. Does it still exist? Her son answered, Mom! You know it does. She said, well that the way it is with God. The bible is full of witnesses to his existence. Her son said, Hmmm, I get it now.
By Faith We Understand: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJ

Student Led Gathering: See You At The Pole (syatp.com)

Since 1991, See You at the Pole™ has grown to God-sized proportions. Within the first few years, the movement began to spread to other nations through missionaries from the U.S. Now each year, more than 3 million students from all the world participate in See You at the Pole™. Students in more than 20 countries take part. In places like Canada, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast, students are responding to God and taking seriously the challenge to pray.

It Kicks off Today: Texas State Forest Festival (texasforestfestival.com)

  • The Festival starts tonight at 5pm & continues every night till Sunday. Schedule of Events
  • There is the prayer wall at the KSWP/KAVX Booth
  • There are competitions like the Hushpuppy Championships & the Diaper Derby
  • There are activities like the Children’s Festival and Loblolly
  • There is food like turkey legs and funnels cakes
  • and a lot more

Unsung Hero: New Respect for Invisible Helper

There nothing like doing something you have never done to make you understand a situation.  This year as we began “Serving You For Life” we took on a new job at the Texas State Forest Festival and serve on the decorating committee.  That’s how Drew and myself (Michelle) met Ed.  Ed is the invisible hero that carries plants, lights the outside and makes the entrance and other areas of the Forest Festival all “purty” like.  Ed works for Home Depot and he pours 6 days of his life into making your festival experience more enjoyable.  I know as one festival goer I will never go by the beautiful plants and landscape without uttering a prayer of thanks for Ed and all the crew at Home Depot!  Thanks Ed and Home Depot for your service to this community and the pleasure of getting to help you a tiny bit.

New Identity Theft Scam: The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest. You say you never received a notice. To clear it up, the caller says he’ll need some information for “verification purposes”-your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number.

This is when you should hang up the phone. It’s a scam.
Protecting yourself is the key: Never give out personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone call. As a rule, court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail. (FBI)