REED ALL ABOUT IT: "Mop Bucket Attitude”

“Mop Bucket Attitude” – “And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone 
desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.’” Mark 9:35
You may remember Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, who died in 2002. Dave’s 
congenial face became a familiar sight to millions of people through his company’s television 

The Marfa Lights

Highway 67 east of Marfa is a desolate piece of highway - especially at night.  
After a dinner in Alpine, I head west out of town towards the Presidio County seat of 
Marfa proper is an interesting place.  After clearing the mountains that flank 

Sanctify Yourselves

How many times have you been on the threshold of an important moment in your life?  In those moments 
you were probably nervous about the outcome, right?  You may have even felt overwhelmed by the 
situation, not knowing if you could take on the task, whatever it may be.  I have good news for you: with 
God, you can do it. 


It was a routine trip performed many times before, but this was different.  It culminated in one of my most embarrassing moments.  As a deputy sheriff, I was assigned to accompany another deputy to pick up a prisoner and bring him back for his trial.  It was a long, tiring trip of about sixteen hours.  We left the sheriff’s office early in the morning in our shiny new patrol car, dressed in our spiffy uniforms, and ready for o