Pearls of Texas Voice

Independence Day 2018

June 29, 2018

We are celebrating the freedom of our country from an oppressor that was much bigger and more militarized than we were.  They had their own Navy, a much greater number of troops, money to support a war and we didn't.  What we had was the will and the desire to be free.  That desire has never left us.  

We are so determined to remain free that we fight many countries' battles for them to keep them free. We fight each other to keep our Constitution intact, to protect our rights to bear arms, free speech, practice our religion, protect our homes, and so on. 
 

June 12, 2018

I was at a rodeo last night and the flags had passed by.  Everyone I saw had stood up, taken off their hat, placed their hand over their heart and respected and honored our flags.  When the prayer began, shortly after Old Glory returned to the arena, a conversation began just down the aisle from me.  I, mostly, ignored it figuring that the irreverence was between them and God.  

Then, the conversation got louder and louder as people began to sing our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, which I am driven to tears while singing it...

June 01, 2018

The Cornerstone Military Memorial was dedicated in Jacksboro on May 28, 2018.  There was a crowd of over 200 people in attendance.
     Eugene Weldon, Pastor at Christian Missions, initiated the project that had been on his heart for years, beginning when he noticed that we did not have anything showing our honor and pride in our military heroes.
     Along with many, many others helping him, the Memorial was designed, land cleared, landscaped, roads renewed, grass planted, stone chiseled and mounted, heroes names gathered, bricks laid, crosses planted, speakers invited...

December 13, 2017

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted anything for several months.  I think you deserve to know why.  Mostly because my testimony may help someone else out there that is going through depression.  

I want them to know that there is hope.  It takes inner strength, but mostly it takes knowing Jesus and knowing that God speaks through his children as well as other ways.  He loves you and He can heal anything.  He’s big enough to listen to you screaming at him and you blaming him without His love ever faltering....

Southern or Texan? A Bit About Me!

May 22, 2009

     Can a true Texas woman be a bona fide Southern Belle? I always considered myself to be a Southern Belle, but to be a true Southern Belle, I would have to agree that I could just as well have been raised in South Carolina. Not going to happen!!! My Texas roots are just too deep! No Southern Belle can compete with a true Texas woman anyway.
     My sisters and I were brought up in Texas, which is considered the South by many parts of the country and admittedly, do honor many of the traditional ways of Southern women. Of course, we are not from the Old South like Atlanta...

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