Red, White and Blue stand for the colors of freedom, justice and loyalty.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Mount of Beatitudes is a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have taught the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7. The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus which begin with beati, which translates to happiness or blessedness.
Jesus preached in Galilee after he was baptized by John the Baptist. Zola Levitt Presents Spring Tour led us to a special place overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The words Jesus spoke were read out loud in Hebrew and English. We later went to see the Roman Catholic chapel at the Mount of Beatitudes. The Franciscan chapel was built in 1937 by Italian architect Antoio Barluzzi.
Mosaic floors lay beside the church.
Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek; for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful; for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart; for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great. for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Acts 2: 14 to 17 You men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, know this and listen carefully to what I say. in spite of what you think, these men are not drunk, for it is only nine oclock in the morning. But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel.
And in the last days it will be, God says, that I will pour out my Spirit on all people and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will perform wonders in the sky above and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will be changed to darkness and moon to blood before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes. and then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
On Pentecost Acts tells what happened;
Acts 2; 26 to 28 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced, my body also will live in hope. because you will not leave my soul in Hades, nor permit your holy One to experience decay. You have made known to me the paths of life, you will make me full of joy with your presence.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Each year the town holds a festival to celebrate their history and have some fun.
Mark Garza gave an electrifying performance as he strummed his guitar and sang country and western songs to the crowd.
Wooden creations of art were on display to purchase.
Kids had fun sliding down the huge slide.
Period Costumes added to the festive atmosphere.
A dramatic interpretation revealed the time period.
The Texas Spirit was felt as craftsmen designed artistic frames for special photographs.
We are held together like the stars.
A community works together to pull off a wonderful festival full of fun.