Joseph, the surrogate father of Jesus, was a quiet man. While he is a large player in the events of Jesus birth he is not quoted a single time. But his lack of words is made up for by his noted character. Matthew records that Joseph was ‘a righteous man.”
‘Righteous’ comes from a greek word meaning “one who is such as he ought to be.”
AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $349,902 in fines involving 218 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference earlier this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.
This morning the U.S. Senate finally passed a welcome overhaul of the basic federal law on elementary and secondary education by an overwhelming margin of 85 to 12. U.S. Sen John Cornyn of Texas voted for the bill; Sen. Ted Cruz, the state’s other member of the Senate, did not vote on the measure.
“BAH HUMBUG”…it’s my favorite thing to say around this time of year. I even wear a red shirt that pictures a grumpy elf-like creature that highlights in bold print, ‘BAH HUMBUG.’ Most people are caught off-guard and join in a quick laugh and actually agree that a lot of people are infected with “Happy (?) Holiday” rabies (cue Black Friday jousting). Others just can’t take a joke (a prim and proper do-gooder for example). They promptly begin to instruct me on