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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas -HerakJ-Zeitung O Friday, May 24,199609 For lf 99 * "JOURNEY WITH DIRECTION" is written to help you examine your direction in life... to consider where you have been, but more importantly, to concentrate on where you are going ...to stop and identify where you are fright now. I have often been impressed by the spiritual direction that can be obtained from roadway signs. Upon considering the purpose for the sign being in that specific location, I have been amazed by the spiritual guidance received "—Marty Lindley, author of "JOURNEY WITH DIRECTIONAL “LOW CLEARANCE” sign instincts us not to enter if our load is higher thaiHhe entrance indicates. A, J How many of us have stood before a doorway that we know God wants us to go through in order to experience the pure joy only He can give, but we can’t fit through because we have “too much” piled 14) on top of us... we will not fit until we ’lake some off die top.” What is the “some”? I have found the “some” is an individual thing; everyone’s “some” is different. The “some” is whatever involvement, activity, relationship (however good or bad) that keeps us from experiencing God’s very best during our life journey. I remember a time in my life when God instructed me to “take some off the top ” I was working full time as a fee appraiser (no production ... no income), taking courses to earn my real estate appraisal designation, teaching a women’s Bible class on Sunday morning, and teaching a weekly, non-denomina-tional Bible study. Our daughter was planning a September wedding, my ■ ■    -j|    husband was considering Lindley ^ making a Career change, we were in the midst of remodeling “this old house,” my mother was suffering for need of a hip replacement, one of my brothels was in need of a drug rehab program, a close friend had recently committed suicide, ... and I don’t even want to try to rcmem-ber any more of the “some” in my life. My desire was to “be there” for everyone ... the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, Marty teacher and career professional. One early morning, during my Bible study-prayer time, I remember God dropping the thought in my mind of resigning as teacher ofthe Sunday morning Bible class. My immediate respond was, “Oh no, Lxxd, teaching is “My fulfillment” I had helped start die Women Victorious Class, a class prayerfully organized to pro-vide an encouraging atmosphere for women who attend church akne, regardless of the reason. My “reason” was that my husband did not see the need for attending church. He felt uncomfortable in any “churchy” atmosphere. He would say, “I get my faith from my wife Marty.” Ten years prior I had begun asking God to work in our lives ... to change me, to change Jeff, to change our micro-world... to do whatever was required to draw us together into a relationship with Him. Week after week, year after year, I would sit in church without my life partner ... always believing that God would anayrermy request for Jeff to someday be sitting next to me. Many Sundays I would be so encouraged by die sermon, I couldn’t wait to come home to my best friend and share with him an encouraging practical care, that he just could not identify with the spiritual part of my life. So, the years went by while I taught the Sunday class for women who also attended church alone, and I waited for God to cause the change. Almost a year passed before I finally obeyed God’s instruction to “take some off die top” by resigning as the Women Victorious Class teacher. I did not understand why God was asking me to give up what, from my perspective, was honoring Him... teaching His Word, encouraging women. However, I made a conscious, willful decision to trust Him tori]] both die teaching position and my lesson preparation time. I would wait to experience die pure joy He wanted to give to me. On a Saturday evening, almost one year from the date of my resignation, Jeff and I were dining out He nonchalantly asked, “What service are you going to tomorrow?” I responded, “Probably die 8 am Why, do you want to go somewhere?” He casually replied, “No, I just thought I would go to church with you tomorrow, if you are going to eight o’clock service.” Not wanting to over-react, I calmly replied, “Okay.” Silently, aft I could think was “YES! YES! YES!” ... and I was sure all of heaven stood and sang the Hallelu jah Chorus in praise at the hearing of Jeff s casually spoken words. Within less than 60 seconds, God answered over ll years of prayers. I sometimes wonder what effect my unwillingness to immedistely follow God’s instnictkxi and “take some offthe top” had on our entrance through the doorway God had opened for Jeff and me to attend church together. If my load had not been so high, my involvement in church activities so time consuming and distracting from our relationship, could we have possibly entered sooner? In Proverbs 3:5-6, we are given theae wise directions for our life journey, “With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment Always let Him lead you, and He will dear the road for you to follow.” When God asked you to “take some off the top,” to “free up some time on your schedule,” to give up some “thing,” some “activity,” or some “one,” what is your response? Do you wait until YOU are ready, or immediately obey when GOD knows you are ready? What “some” is God waiting for you to give up, cerote year can m tnrougn me enuance, dear me doorway, and experience a moment of pure joy in life? Advertise on our church page, Call 625-9144 Ferguson - Hermes Insurance Agency SINCE 1932 625-4500 mw. SAN ANTONIO lWiJ 367 Lamia St. KIM 625-6966 Your business could be beret Call 625-9144 for more Information. SIS N. SEGUIN NEW BRAUNEIS. TX 7SIS0 606-8011 HUNTER JUNCTION —if -    .    = Gmenes ‘ Original T-Shirt Shop Since 1981 . i2r2rS!TO?78130    (210)629-4900 Your business could be beret Call 625-9144 for more Information. Ti Calamar ca Bark Working For Your Success Member PDIC    r SWU) CAR Soims Exit 183 • New Braunfels, TX 620-1188_ ira COUNTY OFFICE EOIUPMENT SALES - SERVICE - RENTALS -LEASE Tvrcwnnrns • calculators cash REDIG I EMS • COMPUTERS • COPIERS • SUPPLIES • PRINT INO • TURNITURE JAMES OLSEN 210 - 629 - 5023 SAS N. WALNUT NEW BRANT El S. TMM TS 130 Canvas Shoppe Custom Canvas Work 609-5000 III 35 A Schwsb Rd DON MAXWELL CHEVROLET OKO 606-3451 OTT PLUMBING CO. Plumbing-Heating • Parts & Sorvieo The Do It Yourself Shop 532 S Seguin Avo. 625-8031 * GU AD A* COMA (210)9292420 1117 Hwy. II Wast AIRCONDITIONING HEATING SHEET METAL Lie. • TACLA002241C 625-7775 State Farm Insurance Companies James M. Cook 389 S. Seguin John B. Moczygemba, D.D.S. General Dentistry I 162 South Seguin 625-4515 HOFFMANN FLOORS EXCELLENT VALUES Carpet, Tile, Oak Flooring, Ceramic Tile, Vinyl Flooring 625-2629    710    Loop    337 PORTER GRAPHICS GARLAND TRANSMISSIONS 629-0278 2X41 E, IH 35 HEB 651 S. Walnut 608-0017 B&C Service Centai Automotive Repairs 211 Hwy. 61 E. 529-1072 Express Your Love with cffiloeoevd Ivy (§%tw<yn 146 North Castell 625-5522 PRINTING 215 S. Sequin QU AU TV, ON TINK OCUVCAV ANO USUI PRIMS AR* OUR TRRCX MUSH 615-1135 Fart* Packet* f.'trjiej Buffet We Deliver Waleut Ave. al lit SS WalMl Sqaare SUHM Your business could ba beret Call 625-9144 for more Information. • Plat ROLA** WORK • DOMCtTIC a POAtlON ell INftURANCI CLAIMS WSLCOMC 547 S. SEQUIN Your business could ba bere! Call 625-9144 for more Information. Uilorti Smith Owner GOLDEN EAGLE HUNTING Carien Urn (210)629-4352 663-1 III 35 Wut • New Brmufelt, TX 76130 Wehue Bmtmu Contr nom onen DAILY AT UAM Gruene Historic District 625-0684 rnoily Joe’s] FUN *F00t* SHUTS Usa Oash 620:1234 SAM S CLEANERS Dry Cleaning • Laundry Alterations • Monograming Leathers • Fins 274 Trade Center Dr. (210) 629-6296 •X ^ ■** r- in *    I ^eace, S£oue, & /to I foe/t ho o cf ‘-Vigil the chu/tcfi you/i choice you uuouQd Qxho to advettiise in oait .a&A \ *4*4*..a W I    id*moi BU* t«Ji luvivii    •* ftefiiqious section V . J. • Li'.- I ii.H ivi i ll' MAI •„*A I -n. U » 4*i» ■* »' I I •    •    >    *    •    «    |    • - please caHH 62S-9144 - Church directory for New Braunfels, Comal County & area Berend Bible Church, 889 Lands St. Sunday services, IO a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m. Men's class at 8 a. in. Saturday. 620-5102. Christ Presbyterian Church Christ centered - Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. Sunday school, 9:30; Worship service, 10:45; Wednesday eve., 7:15. Phone 629-0405 Church of Christ, 1665 Highway 81 W. Bible classes for all, 9 a.m.; worship IO a.m.; evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Wed. 7:00p.m. classes for all ages. Nunevy available. Crosc Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; worship 8 and 10:30 Am. Daytpring Christian Fellowship, 1895 S. Walnut, Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am, Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination. First Assembly of God, 1687 U.S. 81 West. Sunday school 9;45 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 733 Cross St. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6:00 p.m. First Church of Christ Scientist, 137 E. Mill St. Sunday service 10:30 Am.; Sunday school 10:30    a.m.; Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Child care available. First Church of the Naaarene, 1465 135 East. Sunday service 9:45 a.m.; worship 10:50 Am. and 6 p.m. First Protestant Church, (located on the corner of Seguin and Coll streets; one block from downtown plaza) Sunday Worehip 8:00 and 10:30 AM; Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM; Breakfast at The First 8:30-10:15; Youth Activities - call 609-7729 Ext. 36; Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies A seminars; For Your Intercession Prayer Groups • Wed. AM & Tues. PM; Adult activities; child care provided. Flnt United Methodist Church, 572 W. San AntonioStreet Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 10:50am, 7:00pm Sunday School: 9:30am Youth Activities: 5:00pm Harmony Baptist Church, 1472 Texas 46 S. Sunday school 9:45 Am.; Sunday worehip 11 Am. and 7 p.m.; Church training 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Lakeside Baptist Church. FM 725. Sunday school 9:30 Am.; worehip 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m.; worship ministry and home groups. Living Faith Church, Currently worshiping at Tree Tops Restaurant (444 E. San Antonio St.). Come at 9:00 AM Sunday for Coffee and more; Service starts at 9:30 AM. Pastor Don Hamilton 560-1785 New Braunfels Christian Church, 734 Loop 337, Sunday School for all ages - 9:30am. Worship Celebration and Junior Church - 10:30am. Nursery provided. Youth groups A adult bible study 6:00pm. A nondenominational fellowship. 629-2202, Pastor Rick Bartlett 608-0330. New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard. Worship 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worehip 11 Am. nursery provided. New Braunfels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2990 W. San Antonio St. P.O. Box 311551. Sabbath school 10:40 Am. Saturday; worship 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 629-5673. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 138 W. Austin. Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 Am. Resurrection Baptist Church, 909 FM 1518.658-0459. St John's Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther. Holy Eucharist Rite One 7:30 a.m., Rite Two at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Christian education classes begin at 9 Am. and 10:30 Am. St Paul Lutheran Church, (ELCA), Cross and Santo Clara Streets. Sunday worship 8 Am. (broadcast on KNBT radio FM 92), 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 Am. Tine of Life Fellowship. 652 N. Loop 337. Sunday services (including children's church) at 8:30 and 10:30 Am. and 7 p.m.; ladies Bible study IO Am. Wednesday; Pastor's Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. wednesday. Church of Unity, New Braunfels, Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Center at 655 Lands St The Unitarian Universalists of Comal County will meet ob Wednesday, May 29, 19%, 7:30 pm, at the Paid) United Church of Christ, 970 Loop 337. Bren Manaugh of the San Antonio Mind-Science Foundation will provide an overview of the history and basic tenets of the Earth-based religions as part of our study of different religions of the world. AREA Bracken United Methodist Church, 20377 FM 2252. Sunday school 9:30 Am.; Church services 8:15 and 10:40 Am.; UMYF Sunday 5 p.m. Church of Christ, FM 3159 and 2673. Bible class IO Arn.; Sunday worship ll a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 pm 899-7077. St Andrew Lutheran Church, 7420 FM 2673, I mi E of Stortzville. Sun. Church School, 9 a.m., Worship 10:15, Holy Communion, lit A 3rd Sundays, Nursery provided 9 Am. St Francis By the Lake, Episcopal Church, Hwy 306, Canyon Lake, Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am A IO am; Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10:00 am followed by Bible study. The Rev. Hubert Palmer, InterimVicar 964-3820 Unity Center of Practical Christianity in San Marcos, ll am Sunday Service 16870 No. State Hwy. 123 (5.5 miles from IH-35/Exit 204, towards Seguin), San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5199. Diul-A Prayer: 512-396-LIFE (5433). Childrens Class • WHO Am. Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month at UKK) Am. Call for weeknight class schedule. Nondenominational. T a1 ;

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