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Loose Shoelaces

Loose Shoelaces

While in line to pay for a few things at Walmart recently, the cashier noticed the logo on my shirt. She leaned forward and read aloud “Zion Lutheran Church in Alamo, Texas.” Then she asked if that was my church. I said, “Actually, I’m the pastor.” To that she inquired “What is ‘Lutheran?’ Are you a Christian?” I nodded and before I could say anything, she wanted to be sure, so she asked, not indirectly, “Do you believe Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, who died for your salvation?” I responded, “Yes, ma’am. Yes, I do.” I detected a smile under her mask, and I was certain that later on she would talk about this guy—a “Lutheran”—who said he was a Christian (likely implying also).

Names and polls

Names and polls

Last week, the Dixie Chicks announced they were changing their name and were dropping the infamous word Dixie from it. This is the group that initially became famous by performing at an event celebrating George W. Bush’s election as governor of Texas. They later attacked Bush for fighting a war.

Patient Protection &  Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

WASHIINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) took bold action to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by voting for and helping pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA.


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