- “Train your child in the way in which you know you should have gone yourself.”
- “Teach the children the three R’s—Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration.”
- “Let his first little prayers be noticed by you.”
- “Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties.”
- “Let us from the beginning mingle the name of Jesus with their A B C. Let them read their first lessons from the Bible.”
- “What a blessing to have our children enlisted in Christ’s army!”
- “Tell the child that he is dead in trespasses and sins, let there be no doubt about his natural condition.”
- “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.”
- “Teach the little ones the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
- “Tell him he must be born again. . . . Be tender, but be true.”
- “Gather the little ones around your knee and listen to their words, suggesting to them their needs, and reminding them of God’s gracious promise.”
- “Set before your child life and death, hell and heaven, judgment and mercy, his own sin, and Christ’s most precious blood.”
Mary Juanita Franklin Hill, age 70 of Waller passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Sybil Franklin; sister, Betty Sue Franklin; brother, Jeffery Leon Franklin; grandson, Daniel Glen Jackson and survived by her husband, John Pierce Hill; son, Jason Hunter Johnson and wife Maria of Hockley, TX.; daughters, Lisa Denise Jackson and husband Glen of Hempstead, TX, Angela Kay Martin Sharp and husband Michael of Waller, TX; brothers, Carroll Dean Franklin of Porter, TX, David Lee Franklin and wife Debra of Magnolia, TX; sister, Doris Marie Nelson and husband Chris of Florien, La; grandchildren, Dylan Pierce Jackson of Waller, TX, John Lamar Martin of Waller, TX, Miles Joseph Sharp of Waller, TX, Madison Paige Jackson of Hempstead, TX, Parker Chase Johnson of Hockley, TX and Carter Colt Johnson of Hockley, TX along with numerous other relatives and friends.
She was employed by Exxon for 29 years.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 2030 N Loop W #250, Houston, Texas 77018.
Visitation will be at Pine Island Baptist Church on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10 am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tom Dobbs officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park at 12:30 pm.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pine Island Baptist Church
36573 Brumlow Rd
Hempstead, Texas 77445
Friday, February 10, 2017
Canon Funeral Home
1420 Farr St.
Waller, Texas 77484
Early voting in Waller County starts on Monday, 10/24. Please make sure to get out to vote and take God with you in the voting booth.
Information (polling locations, sample ballots, etc.) on Waller County voting is located here -- http://co.waller.tx.us/page/Elections
August 3, 1948 - September 6, 2016
Jerry Don Godfrey, age 68 of Hempstead passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Betty Dean Cockrell; stepfather, Clarence W. Cockrell; wife, Mary Godfrey; sons, Kenneth Lee Godfrey and wife Christina, Justin Godfrey and wife Hannah; Matt Varner, David Quint; daughters, Jennifer McEntire and husband Michael, Susan Knight and husband Michael; brothers, James Carlton Godfrey (Toddle) and wife Karen Sue, Jeff Cockrell; sisters, Janice Kay Challenger and husband Robert M., Linda Darlene Roberts and husband Winford, Kathy Jean Joliffe, Jo Anne Groat and husband Carl, Patty Smith; grandchildren, Jacob McEntire, Reece Varner, Cole Godfrey, Logan Varner, Caleb Godfrey, Lane Godfrey, Aaron McEntire, Tristan Knight, Sarah McEntire, and Savannah Godfrey. Jerry also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Little Eden Children's Home c/o Mike Eden Ministries,36215 FM 1488 Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445.
Viewing will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00am at Pine Island Baptist Church, 36577 Brumlow Rd. Hempstead, Texas 77445. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am, also at the church, with Pastor Tom Dobbs officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:30pm at VA Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038.
Help us support our Waller County First Responders, our goal is to give a basket to each of the 300 First Responders in Waller County. Each basket costs $25 and we are asking for donations to help support this ministry in $25 increments. Click below to give online or indicate "FRAP" on your donation check.
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Doug Chumley's book, Fence Posts, has been published and is currently in pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Here is the introduction from Amazon:
In Deuteronomy 19:14 God commanded "You shall not move your neighbor's boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit in the land that the Lord your God gives you to possess it." Very similar commands concerning landmarks are found in five other places in the Bible. Figuratively the landmark is God's Word. In a culture dominated by deconstructionist philosophy, we are being taught that right and wrong are nothing more than archaic superstitions that a dwindling few cling to and seek to impose upon a society that has outgrown them. From that chaos and moral void, Fence Posts shouts out the commission that God has given to men to be that boundary between right and wrong.
Throughout the book you will learn: - That scripture defines how God establishes his boundaries - How God uses His men as the fence posts of those boundaries- About the importance of the family to the prosperity of a culture
So, come and learn to be the landmark that God has called you to be as a man in your family, job, and community.
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Just as a reminder, as Doug mentioned, all of the notes to the bible studies provided by him and Robert are on his blog, "Fence Posts".
From the "About"...
Fence Posts will be a good read for anyone, but is a call especially directed to men to be the heroes of the faith. We must be the fence posts or landmarks that are not to be moved and, by the strength of the Lord, will not be moved. In a culture that constantly seeks to undermine the roles of fathers, husbands, working men and boys who do what is right, God’s call remains for us to stand, to hold and even push back the forces of deceit and lawlessness that destroy so many families and lives.
Here is a link... Fence Posts
- Courage at work or whenever the need arises (help with difficult conversations/sharing the Gospel)
- Children - don’t make the same mistakes I made
- Finding/having a prayer partner
- Children - breaking the ‘world view’ of what they should look like, act like, etc. they are being bombarded
- Children - Salvation
- Spiritual and emotional healing for family
- Ailing/aging family members (the switching of roles)
As of September 3rd, Wednesday night bible study programs changed.... We are now offering the following classes for the children and teens:
Pre-K & Kindergarten:: Mission Friends
Grades 1-5:: Girls in Action & Royal Ambassadors
Grades 6-12:: Youth Group
Happy birthday to Pine Island Baptist Church, 125 years old and going strong.
"Organized in the Hopewell schoolhouse, Aug. 13, 1888, with 13 members. Named for a small grove of pine trees nearby. This building erected in 1900."
Here is a link to the Texas Status Historical marker info on the church: Historical Marker.