Ash Wednesday

By Lance Mayes I spent yesterday learning about advocacy — how to give a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. I specifically learned about immigration, the child welfare system, and general advocacy. Today I get to talk with my representative and senator about what I’ve learned and what I think about bills that have been…

New San Antonio System

By Jim Gladson Introduction The following are descriptions for the three Carts in use by many San Antonians. Contents of Carts: Garbage Recycling Organics Color of Cart: Brown Blue Green Number: 1 Cart 1 Cart 1 Cart Sample Service Day: Tuesday Friday Friday [Note: Jim has a passion for being a good steward of God’s…

Brief San Antonio History of Trash

By Jim Gladson Introduction In the 1880’s, the growth of paper products had reached a level that Recycling became a valuable commodity.  By the 1950’s, minor recycling of aluminum drink cans began. Around 15 years ago, we received “bins” for paper, limited glass, & cans. Today’s Carts [Garbage & Recycling] started distribution in 2006. Woodland…

The Truth Behind Senior Moments

What Causes Senior Moments and How to Manage Them By Carrie Hill, PhD If you’ve ever experienced senior moments — a nonmedical term for mental glitches — you’re not alone. A few years ago, I was buying groceries and had just swiped my debit card. The machine asked me for my PIN, which I had…

Garbage – Recycling – Organics

By Jim Gladson Introduction San Antonio’s beautiful colors are reflected in…Garbage, Recycling, & Organics. The 24 posts cover: Introduction (4 posts) Garbage (2 posts) Recycling (10 posts) Organics. (8 posts)   In future issues of The Twig, the Woodland Blog (and Facebook & Twitter) readers will gain a better understanding of proper disposal in San…

Putting the Decorations Away

by Dan Jean “The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.”  2 Chronicles 30:23 The anticipation of the big day is a memory. The gifts have all been unwrapped. The guests have gone home. It is time to take down those decorations. The…

In Need of Rest

By Aaron Tyler John 3:16 For God so loved the world Seven days He rested. Good He saw, but restless Pursuit of a broken Image quickly ensued. For God so loved the world I ran.  Without rest, He Watched for my return, Hoping to Embrace. For God so loved the world Wrestling Jacob He Discovered Israel…

God’s Present

By Sandra Peters Jude 1:24-25 Hallelujah, it’s Christmas Eve and we are celebrating the Present of presents! King of kings!  Lord of lords! Yes! Jesus Christ!! The ultimate Present from God!!! Thanks be to God!!!! Think about all that has happened in 2016. God through His Beloved Son Jesus has granted us gifts of Hope,…

Sing a New Song

By John Tompson Psalm 98:1-3 Psalm 98:1 begins with the admonition to “Sing to the Lord a new song.”  I believe this new song is a song of praise, of adoration, of awe, of love. Too often when I pray, it is not a new song. I find myself using the same old tired phrases.…