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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas December Christmas shopping the country way Rene Gutierrez of Mariachi Boo Dale of and Alicia join the Fourth Annual Gruene Country Christmas Gibson is a volunteer at the Comal County Mental Retardation She and client Susan Holmes paint Tshirts to be sold at The Christmas celebration has plenty to offer even the nastiest Scrooge from arts and crafts displays and demonstra tions to entertainment and Gifts available include Texas wines and food handthrown quilts jewelry and many other handmade items Emotions A wonderful life By John The cold weather we had for Thanksgiving made the day especial ly fine for fireplace and After the turkey was carved and prayers were 1 announced to my wifes sister and her family who had joined us that all would take turns giving thanks for those things we most ap We would make the circuit around the table three times telling what we were thankful for no one could repeat what anyone else had It sounds but it We all felt closer and better I was pleased that we were all grateful for meaningful No one gave thanks for their cash or 1 also discovered that my brother inlaw could speak eloquently and lengthily on the value of love and No wonder my children give me grief over my discourses and He had some good and I kept good notes Im always looking for fresh After dinner my tired by his speech slept while the rest of us teamed up to play Ours was a typical Thanksgiving duplicated by thousands of other but nonetheless deeply meaningful and richly Later after the dishes were washed and the relatives waved happily my daughter and I had a magical time together because of its will always be I put a couple of logs on the My arm around rny we sat silently together gazing into the fire for many I thought of next year when she would be off to college and reflected on how special she had always been and how much I loved Always a deep mature and understan she is much more advanced that I at I thought of all my years wasted and thrown away on things superfluous and that only just recent despite years of educa tion and had I begun to what makes life significant We can find meaning only by cultivating peace of faith and Armed with those life becomes simpler and those things that used to matter greatly are no longer troublesome The becomes to refine these virtues through leach them to Frank Kapras 1946 Its a Wonderful starring Jimmy Stewart illustrates how one mans simple acts of kindness can infuence the entire community On the verge of the protagonist is shown by his guardian angel what the world would have been like if he had not liv He learns that each of our lives touch others who in turn influence others because of us Because we have the world is different How can we become more loving To love requires that we give up sell This task is a constant Television most newspapers and magazine emphasize self absorption Its of to love ourselves as a child of God and to let our good works shine for the benefit of To be only concerned about our individual desires is detrimental to our emotional and spiritual however If we live with the world will be much more loving because our loving acts of kindness influence many others to act with love We must aim to live our lives so that others will be happy to see We ought to try to live so that when we walk into a the people in it brighten to see us Wisdom comes from experience and education to those who listen and With wisdom we find that every every every conflict brings benefit and opportuni ty for growth and improvement We learn from our mistakes and our sue Peace of mind comes when we understand that as King Arthur says in we are just a tiny drop in the great blue ocean of the sunlit but some of the drops do sparkle We gain peace of mind when we know Gods purpose for us That purpose will make our insignifi cant existence significant and we will sparkle with enthusiasm and energy Faith means that we never have to worry There is a good plan for all of us God will direct us to thai correct if we pray and take time to really listen Joy comes from becoming more To be joyful means that we must drop the stop being stop trying to act as if we are what we are not and have fun be ing This holiday season we must take time to reflect on the true values of life In our frantic rush of parties and lets take time for peace of faith and joy Walker is medical director for Hill Country Hospital in Sun Antonio and his a private practice in Austin youth groups Christmas tree taken AlSTIN Officials o an Austin youth sports association are trying to figure out who stole 21 KI Christmas trees they planned to sell Its really sad to think that so meone would take Christmas trees from a nonprofit organiza said Jim Dyer co chairman of the West Austin Youth Associations fund raising effort Its like Scrooge showed up The association had displayed the trees on a lot in West Austin An 8 foot fence surrounds the lot Dyer said the theft occurred late Thursday or early Friday I was jogging by and I noticed that the lots lights were turned off i The thieves came in and turned the lights off and the trees he said FRUSTRATION AND FEAR In todays frustration and fear plague our life as never Dont despairthere is an answer Come and experience GODS ANSWER You are invited to worship and fellowship with the Presbyterian Church in Sunday 7 The Community Laurel Plaza 300 Laurel Lane 6256326 or 6294222 Prices CUXK 3ul Classic Coke Pepper Singles 39 Seagrams ji Wine Coolers Milwaukees Lone Star f s 49 Jumbo Fountain Drinks SPECIAL 50cotf i j Fancy Fried The Bast Liver I Gizzards in Town Iced Heady Lone Star Meister Bru 39 Mug Buy lor Coitee an HOI 50c MILTON PHAIR announces the relocation of his Dental office to 833 LANDA STREET Office Hours by 6259711 ROY HICKS Will be Ministering 9th Tree of Life Fellowship Hicks is the retired General Supervisor of the International Church of the Foursquare He has traveled extensively throughout the world and is a noted having written ten all available through Harrison House in Tree of Life Fellowship is located at 652 Loop 337 I I KIRKWOOD VILLAGE Retirement Apartments 6206701 Featuring lbedroom and 2hedroom apartments to be leased equipped kitchens including microwave ovens and dryer in each apartment call system linked to Kirkwood Manor parking and outside storage available from Kirkwood Manor service Name Address Phone Interested in Nefficiency Kirkwood Manor Scheduled Completion Spring 88 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom Make the holidays make a taxdeductible contribution to the HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund to provide 200 families with Christmas dinner
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