Goodbye Carts — Hello Blue Steel

By Jim Gladson Give a fond goodbye to the four Recycling Carts. The 4 carts were acquired from the City of San Antonio in October, 2012. In the four years that Woodland set its carts out, an estimated total of 625 carts were used. Now we have a new kid on the block from Republic...
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We were hacked!

By Lance Mayes A few days ago woodlandbc.org was hacked. Malware was put on many pages on our site. It took a couple of days of some experts working on it, but they got it clean. Thanks to Gordon Atkinson (consafo.com) and his team of techs! Here are a few things we learned. All...
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Paying Attention

By Ellen Di Giosia I’ve been giving up things for Lent for a number of years now, and it’s become a bit mundane. I could give up Starbucks, of course, or chocolate, or eating out, but I’d just go hog-wild on Easter Sunday, and something tells me that Jesus wouldn’t care for that....
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What Writing Taught Me about Audiences.

By Bob Flynn I don’t recommend reading the Bible from the beginning to the end, especially for children. I don’t remember how long it took me to read the Bible my parents gave me when I was nine. I do know that much of what I was reading was just words because I didn’t understand...
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Back-to-School Blues?

By Ellen Di  Giosia We all know summer is a ton of fun. Whether you’ve spent it at the beach, in the pool, or on vacation, it’s good to get away from the grind for a little while and hang out with family and friends. But by August, the newness has definitely worn off. The beach...
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A Present Help in Trouble

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” ~Psalm 46 The...
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Anointing the Body

I was recently at a funeral for the elderly relative of a dear friend. It was a beautiful service – Scripture readings and songs from the woman’s great-grandchildren, glorious choral and congregational music, and moving eulogies by both her daughters. Lois Jeane had been a...
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Hero Seeds

Several weeks ago we planted some tomato plants in our backyard. We’ve been told that squirrels and birds love to hijack the fruit.  So, Nancy also planted two bird feeders among the tomato plants.  So far, the feeders and our Golden Retrievers have kept the squirrels and birds...
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