“Real” pumpkins and “real” churches

About this time every year, social media explodes with the same “news” — your canned pumpkin is actually squash!  It has no pumpkin in it at all!  You’re buying into a lie, then baking it at 375 degrees for an hour and putting it on your Thanksgiving Day table!

The truth is considerably less exciting.

Preserving the ancient boundary

A landmark, the only one left of its kind, stands upright and proud near the town of Deadwood, Texas, on what is now the Texas-Louisiana border.  It is all that remains of what was once the boundary between the United States of America and the Republic of Texas.

        It stands, more than 150 years after it was erected, for three reasons: it is made of solid granite; it reaches six feet beneath ground level; and it has been deliberately preserved by people who value their heritage.

 Consider this.  Then ask yourselves, “How important is my heritage of faith?”