Peace Like A River - UCOA message for September 18th
"Peace like a river fills my soul, when chaos like ocean waves are breaking all around me,"
This is a modern translation of the first line of a very old hymn. It talks about the fact that God is always around us to provide the comfort and peace we so dearly need, in the middle of the turmoil that often fills our lives. God is there for us, available at our moment of need, even if we have been actively pushing Him away for many years prior to the moment we call out for His help. God is very patient, and He loves us with a love that surpasses all understanding. He waits for us to reach the point of finally understanding that we need Him, that we can't doit on our own, and then, at our greatest time of need, He comes in to provide what we have always needed. Love, Peace, Joy, Patience and strength to do more than endure, to overcome all obstacles. Phil 4:13 says "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
BACA Bikini Bike Wash
Baca had their fund raiser to help battered childeren out at Detours in Lakeway last Satruday. As you can see, it was a bikini bike wash, and attendance was pretty good. The washers are washing my '99 Road King, and it hasn't looked this good for quite a while (the bike..., being clean I mean).
These are some of my friends, part of the Austin biker community from several of the area bike clubs. We are all members of UCOA (United Clubs Of Austin), a part of UMCT (United Motorcycle Clubs of Texas). You can go to UMCT.NET if you want to know more about UCOA or UMCT.
Latin Steel Taco Plate Fund Raiser
Latin Steel MC had a small, but hopefully profitable event for a relative of the club that was in need to help pay medical bills. The food was great, and we had great community support, with cars and vans coming through the drive through constantly for taco plates. Click pic for a larger view.
I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.