Can people see God in you?

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” — 1 John 4:12 This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was a day full of moms getting the recognition and pam-pering they deserve. Mothers work so hard to take care … Read more

We have to be fighters and contend for faith

We are predictable people with predictable lives. We get up, drink our coffee, read our devotional and the Bible to worship music, and pray. Then we go to work. It is a Friday, and we are ready for the weekend where we chill, go to Walmart’s and Sam’s, and then go to church on Sunday. … Read more

The way forward for Congress

There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Agreements on Medicare reimbursements in both houses, and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to a chorus of relieved approval both in Washington and in … Read more

Call for Texas Forestry Hall of Fame nominations

The Texas Forestry Museum is seeking nominations for the 2015 Texas Forestry Hall of Fame. To be eligible for consideration, individuals must have been/be a member of the Texas forestry community, and have made substantial and lasting contributions to forestry and forest conservation in the state through an outstanding act or extended dedicated service. Hall … Read more

Berrys have great time visiting son in Italy

Tom and Judy Berry had a most enjoyable visit with their son, Chris, who is assigned to Naval Support Activity — Naples, Italy. First, they explored the massive ruins of Pompeii with its al-tars, arches, rock streets with chariot ruts and stepping stones, amphitheaters, back-dropped by Mount Vesuvius. Then, they toured the Bourbon Tunnel below … Read more

Summer Reading kickoff party is Monday

Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 16. This is simply a day to salute all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and you. Each branch of the military had their own day of celebration, but then, on Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced … Read more

Broccoli cornbread and pralines always

Almost anyone who had been around Geraldine Pouland for any length of time has eat-en either her homemade pecan pralines or her broccoli cornbread. She was well known for these two specialties and spent time reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. She loved to cook, was good at it and kept us fed. Affectionately known as … Read more

Stephens is newest DISD board member

Incumbent Andrea Swor will serve another term on the Diboll ISD school board and will be joined by Greg Stephens. Swor garnered the most votes in the Saturday, May 9, at-large election with 165. Stephens got 152 votes, and Melvin Linton Jr. got 127. Stephens supporters put him in the lead during early voting, as … Read more

Freed by Christ 5-14-15

God’s Bible says in Romans 8: 37, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquer-ors through Him who loved us.” No matter what happens in life through Jesus Christ, we can overcome. God is always faithful and always keeps His promises. We join in prayer with you for the Ryan Chapel congregation. We … Read more