UCOA Meeting, and Turkey Donations
You want your picture up here, who am I to say no. I only wish I had brought the good camera so you wouldn't be so grainy. Click any picture for a larger (grainier) version.
UCOA is donating a bunch of turkeys for a Thanksgiving dinner for the Vets, that is what is in all those plastic bags on the table, dozens of turkeys. Don't worry if it seems early to collect turkeys for Thanksgiving, they will be stored in a big freezer. Word has it that the cook has a custom turkey cooker that will cook 9 birds at a time. Now that's a cooker!
We have moments in our lives when we have an opportunity to make a choice, should I go this way, or that way. I might be just going along, minding our own business, and then, suddenly, a decision is require. Perhaps someone falls, and needs a helping hand up, or perhaps we see a stranded motorist beside the road, and we decide whether to stop or to continue on. This series of choices we make, happen more or less constantly throughout our day. Will I eat lunch at McDonalds or Taco Bell. You could say, at the end of the day, we are the result of all of the choices we made today.
One choice I observed recently was at the Apache Pass Rally, and it struck me as particularly significant. Many of us were out by the river watching pastor Rick and Rhino baptize people. When Rick had finished baptizing all those that planned to participate, he decided to ask if anyone else wanted to be baptized. It was probably a spur of the moment decision, but that decision prompted a man in the crowd, to consider that he needed to be baptized, and so he raised his hand and walked out to Rick and got baptized on the spot. It was just a decision, but it is probably one he will remember for the rest of his life. Our moments are full of choices, how are your moments going?
Companeros Anniversary Party
Attended the Companeros 13th Anniversary Party, had some great BBQ, and the band young Generation played some fantastic "old" rock. It was wonderful. <
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Apache Pass - Getting ready for the baptisms
Everybody came out to witness the baptisms. We had seven people in all baptized Saturday, including one extra unplanned participant.
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Apache Pass - Hospitality Tent
We had a great time at Apache Pass for the Run to the River rally, which was also the COC state rally. Everything went great, till Saturday night, when it poured, and swamped most everything. We still had coffee for sSunday services, under the pavilion.
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.