Friday, June 12, 2009

American By Birth, Texan by the Grace of God.

There are two truths about Texas pride:
1. If you've ever been to Texas or met a Texan, you have felt it.
2. If you were raised Texan, it is as a part of you as being a woman or a man.
I love and miss that pride so much. I love this story. I do not exaggerate the palpable feeling that is Texas pride. As a Texan, even if I never live there again, it will ALWAYS be my HOME. Why? Cause home is where your heart is....


A man in Topeka ,Kansas decided to write a book about churches around
the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working
east from there.    

Going to a very large church, he began taking  photographs and making

He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued
with a sign, which read "Calls: $10,000  a minute." 

Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign.   The
pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to
heaven and if he 
Pays the price he can talk directly to GOD. 

The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to
visit churches in Seattle , Phoenix , Salt Lake City , Denver , Oklahoma
City, and  around the United States , he found more phones, with the
same sign, and  the same answer from each pastor. 

Finally, he arrived in Texas , upon entering a church in Dallas , Texas
, behold - he saw the usual golden telephone.   But THIS time, the sign
read "Calls: 35 cents." 

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, "Reverend, I have been in
cities all across the country and in each church I have found this
golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and
that I could talk to GOD, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000
a minute.  Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. 


    I love this part............... 

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, "Son, you're in  Texas now ... 
This is God's Country, It's a local call." 

American by Birth - A Texan by the Grace of God!!!! YIPPEE!!!

1 comment:

  1. I am lovin' it! I miss TX so much, I am so home sick and this little post of yours didn't help jk. I forgive you ha! I hope you guys are doing well, I need to call you and catch up.