As pioneers pushed the frontiers westward, Bible-toting circuit preachers either rode with them or followed close behind. Often they carried a pistol in their saddlebags along with the Scriptures, for they might encounter Indians or outlaws in addition to the sometimes hostile elements to carry the Word of God to the farthest edges of civilization. Occasionally the pistol lay on the pulpit along with the Bible to guarantee that a resistant flock listened to the message.
Twenty-four year old Sam Houston joined a Masonic lodge in his home state of Tennessee on Jul. 12, 1817, a couple of decades before members of the fraternal order helped shape the future of Texas.
Back-to-school lists aren’t the same this year.
EPHESIANS 3:20-21 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.