Weatherford Democrat


June 29, 2014

KELLY: What do you think?



In God We Trust

I find it difficult to trust many categories of people these days. We the people are fed outrageous lies and led in the wrong direction by many politicians. Lawsuits without merit are filed by lawyers with collusion of their less-than-honest clients.

Children lie to their parents about drug use and sexual immorality. Teachers, both male and female, violate the standards of behavior their position requires. People run up large credit card debt, do not make the required payments and then declare bankruptcy. So, whom do you trust?

I read in Legal Affairs Magazine about this man who was going to be sued by his credit card company for non-payment. The man said, I would like to file bankruptcy, but I have over $30,000 in my 401K. Will I have to give up my retirement account if I file bankruptcy? You all may know someone who has done this or something similar to it. In this case the man wants to stick the credit company and keep his $30,000, and he can legally do that.

I was thinking about this when I happened to read this article in My Daily Visitor. A team of botanists asked a boy to go over the side of a cliff on a rope to obtain a rare plant. The child agreed, but said he needed some help and walked away. He returned with an older man and said, “I’ll get your plant as long as this man holds the rope. He’s my father.” That boy had complete trust in his father because he knew his father well; not so the botanists. We should believe “In God We Trust” because He is the perfect one. What do you think?


I like Ike

Perhaps you young people born after 1960 need to know that when Dwight D. Eisenhower was running for president in 1952, the favorite political expression was “I LIKE IKE.” I was reminded of this when I saw a painting of President Eisenhower by the famous Norman Rockwell. This painting was so good — well, it was the man. During WWII while visiting London I saw Ike, as we soldiers called him, several times walking down the streets of London as casually as any one of us would walk down a street in our home towns, never a bodyguard present. Once I saw him stop and he was talking and laughing with a small group of GIs. In my opinion, “Ike” was not only a great military commander, but a great commander-in-chief. What do you think?

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    American Profile Magazine pictured Big Tex in its feature about state fairs with the appropriate caption: “Big Tex towers over visitors to the Texas State Fair.” The article also wrote about the many famous wooden roller coasters including the “Classic” wood roller coaster.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: I have been corrected

    I was complaining about President Obama making promises that he has not kept, such as taxes will not go up one dime or health care will go down about $2,500 per year for a family of four. He said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He said he would have an immigration plan in place. What he really meant was that if Congress would allow it, we would have open borders.

    July 29, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Concern for your pocketbooks

    Dear Editor: My message today is to Democrats out in Parker County and the middle class and moderate-income Republicans in towns and rural areas. 

    July 27, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Taking care of your tools

    For much of my life I’ve heard the saying, “Take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you.”  In our modern “throw away world” this has become much less important than it used to be, but down on the “pore farm,” tools still enjoy a prominent position in my daily life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The greatest joy of all: Jesus

    The first part of this week was a joyous one for me. I took 10 youth to Lake Mineral Wells State Park for three days of day camping. Camp Adventure was the name of the camp. We discovered the joy of the One who created us: Jesus. I am sitting at my desk on the day after the camp writing this article. I am overjoyed by the events of the week, and yet I am physically exhausted. The Lord moved powerfully among our youth.

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Now is the time for all good men...

    When man’s greed, desire for riches, power and control of our nation become greater than their love of humanity and our country, by constantly fomenting discord and hate among the citizens, warmongering and constantly talking of wars against other nations - it is putting political ideology before the welfare of citizens and country. It is time for We the People to take a good look at these men involved - no matter their status in our nation, we call the United States of America and decide whether or not they deserve the privilege and sanctuary of our nation.

    July 25, 2014

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Finding a church

    God commands His people to “keep holy the Sabbath Day.” The “Sabbath Day” was changed by the apostolic church to the first day, Sunday. The church refers to every Sunday as the Lord’s Day. Each Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore, a professing Christian will seek to find a local church in which to invest in the kingdom and worship the King! 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Paul Carter-color.jpg NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s your current address?

    Shortly after we moved to Weatherford 19 years ago, the old post office (today’s Court Building) that was literally bursting at the seams was replaced by a new, larger facility – our present mail center that sometimes seems outgrown as we stand in line to buy stamps or mail a package.  

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good company, better service

    We would like to thank Devin’s Handyman Service, Gary Boase, David Schramm and James Reed for the wonderful job they did repainting our front fence, front porch, back porch, patio and deck. Everything looks new and makes such a difference in our home.

    July 23, 2014

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The joy of unity in church

    Do you enjoy going to church? I mean, do you really enjoy going to church? No matter how you answer, there are some common reasons — or perhaps we would call them conditions — that would cause all of us to truly enjoy going to church. 

    July 20, 2014

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