Reverend Severiano M. Menchaca
REVEREND SEVERIANO M. MENCHACA born on July 16, 1908 was called to be with the Lord on December 21, 2007, during his 100th year on earth. Just as we mark the birth of God's greatest gift to man, his only Son, Jesus Christ, we celebrate the homecoming of one of His most devoted servants. Rev. Menchaca was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Velia Flores and by his parents. He is survived by 8 children & their spouses, 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He graduated from the Latin American Bible Institute and became an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God in 1931. He and his wife founded and pastored a number of churches in Texas. Early in his ministry he became an avid musician and instilled an appreciation of music in his children and in his congregation. He became a US Citizen at the age of 85. He was known for his sparse but carefully selected words for every occasion. A Celeebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 6:30PM at El Tabernacle Assembly of God 10020 Bauman Rd, Houston, TX 77076. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, December 24, 2007 at El Tabernacle Assembly of God. Interment will follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. At his request in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the: LABI Scholarship Fund c/o Linda Menchaca Trevino 2114 Domal Lane San Antonio, Texas 78230.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/23/2007.
From: mike comiskey email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 12:33:54 AM
Subject: Invite To Serve Our City
by Diane Brask
NNYM-National Rural Network Coordinator
Exactly forty years ago, a generation did what every generation of young people have always done after a long summer of fun: they returned to school, went to college, got a job, married their sweetheart, or went into the military.
However, this was not just any summer. It was the summer of ’67.
The season was ripe for change. A growing number of that younger generation were discontented, and wanted to reject the American way of life as they saw it then. It was only 2½ years after the Watts riots in Los Angeles, and 3½ years after our nation’s president (JFK) was assassinated. More American troops were being sent to Vietnam to fight what most Americans thought was a senseless, no-win war.
Young people wanted to make a difference in a country that they saw rife with problems of racism, capitalism, materialism, and imperialism. They didn’t trust our nation’s government, they didn’t agree with their parents’ values, and the voice of the church seemed irrelevant and out of touch with their lives.
So in 1967, 100,000 young people, ages 15-25 from all over America, converged on the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco to launch what was coined the “Summer of Love.” It was that generation’s statement to their nation that things were messed up and needed to change.
The only problem was they were messed up too. Once they arrived in San Francisco, they experimented with LSD, pot, casual sex, Eastern Mysticism, and whatever else they felt like. What was billed as a “summer of peace and love” turned into a summer of chaos and disillusionment.
By the fall of 1967, many leaders of the counterculture movement realized that the experiment had backfired. Instead of peace, there was increased crime, riots, drug addictions, broken hearts, and aimless young people.
Some of the hippies declared their own death on October 6, 1967. They had a mock funeral procession through the streets of San Francisco that they called... (FULL ARTICLE PDF DOWNLOAD HERE)
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Max [from Treo]
For a second time this Sunday the church celebrated Pastor's Special Day with a meal. I am always impacted by the import of food in communicating a beneficial message. The Biblical reference to a Wedding Feast is key is a pleasing thought when you consider the planning & investment required to bring together many who desire to gather in Celebration.
Selah - PAX,
Max [from Treo]
I'm a GREEN! (with a sub-dominant GOLD indicator)
[for the DISC savvy, a High I with a sub-D]
I am: conceptual, collected, rational, inventive, global
I do: marshaling, explaining, designing, thinking, reasoning
Green Leaders: Expect Intelligence & Competence; Assume task relevancy; seek ways to improve systems; Are visionary; Encourages change for improvement; Analytical approach; Constantly "in process" of change; Expects people to follow-through
When this couple was returning from a recent trip to Dallas, they were involved in a fatal car crash where the husband was tragically killed.
Interestingly, on one night of that trip he was gripped as watched Billy Graham preach on True Repentance. As they drove back to Houston he was listening & singing with a radio station playing 'at the Cross, where I first saw the light.' then the wreck occurred.
Noel Sandoval, Rest in the Lord!
This morning, on my way to a meeting, i attempted for the first time to visit the Orange Show. Well, it was not to open until noon on Saturdays. I missed it! This Houston phenomenon has influenced eclectic art in the Art Car Show for decades. I met some neighbors who grew up visiting this place from their childhood. The most intriguing thing they shared is that at the end of the 'Museum' tour you actually get an orange. I'm rescheduling to visit again when it's open. [from Treo]
I am reminded of the quote, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing."
This is another recommended video from www.Thomisttacos.com
Ray Ciervo brings up the importance of preparing ourselves with a solid perspective on our Worldview...
I usually don't like to drink HOT coffee while I am driving just in case it spills... so today I waited until I got to 'work.' As I headed to the school building, my tall dark-roast coffee succumbed to the laws of gravity and demonstrated the liquid properties of my treasured beverage by spreading across the parking lot.
A student who observed the event shared his wisdom - "That was that expensive ~brandname~ coffee. You should have just saved your money and made some at home." To which I replied, "..but I wanted to get to school on time. I guess I'll just have to get up earlier."
From the mouth of babes often comes wisdom! Earlier to bed, earlier to rise, and brew my own dark roast the way I like it. Gracias mijito! I accept your rebuke.
It's a principal of my life: It's all good.
Something good's gonna happen today.
The DeVos family sponsors the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative in several cities around the country. The last session at our alumni reunion was a special treat with Dr. John Perkins and Mr. Richard DeVos sharing their depth of wisdom and encouragement with over 200 urban leaders. Thanks to everyone who has supported our Houston team and other teams around the country!