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Fellowship at the Ranch

Ed Jones, Pastor “Antigonish” is an 1899 poem by the American educator and poet, William Mearns. It is also known as “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There” and was adapted as a hit song under the latter title. “Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there! He wasn’t there again today, Oh…

Fellowship at the Ranch Church Men’s Ministry

Joe Tanner Each month, on the last Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m., the men of Fellowship at the Ranch (FATR) meet at the Lonesome Spur in Justin for a time of fellowship and great food. Guests are welcome, there is no formal program, just a time of good conversation and getting to know each…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Ed Jones The 1950s were an exciting time to be a boy who loved baseball while growing up in New York State. I can clearly remember being led to the auditorium to view the Yankees playing the World Series on a small black and white TV. On Oct. 5, 1953, they won a record fifth…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Pastor Ed Jones While on vacation, we met no fewer than 15 folks who asked for prayer. Without a journal, we would no doubt forget one or two of these wonderful people. “Journaling” can mean different things to different people. For us, journaling is keeping a record of prayer requests and answers. The Bible does…

Finding True, Long-Lasting Happiness

Robert W. Whipple I saw a book one time called The Happiest People on Earth. The inevitable question we ask when we see that title is, what does it take to be happy? Have you ever asked yourself that? The Natural and the Spiritual Every area of our life has two forces working and operating…

Renewal

Ed Jones I love April! It brings the fullness of a new season and the promise of renewal. Spring in Texas means bluebonnets, butterflies, and beauty. New blossoms abound, trees bud, and the sweet song of the finch and demanding call of the blue jay punctuate the day. Each April, my wife and I travel…

Fellowship at the Ranch

Ed Jones, Pastor Welcome to the third month of the year—or, if you were born before 150 B.C., the first! According to the oldest Roman calendars, one year was ten months long, beginning in March and ending in December. It may sound crazy, but you can still see traces of this old system in our…

Rough Road

Ed Jones, Pastor I love the raw emotions of the psalms. Many imagine strong faith as a smooth road of trusting God. Never wavering. Undaunted by obstacles. The psalms of lament are encouraging in the sense that they give us a glimpse of the struggles in faith that godly men went through. Like David. “How…

It Was All Treats!

Cynthia Drury Saturday, Oct. 31, Fellowship at The Ranch (FATR) hosted a Halloween Drive Up Trick or Treat event. The 60+ degree weather was perfect for the treat bag distribution. At 10 a.m. the RR residents, children, friends, and dogs began to drive up in their golf carts, cars, and even a bicycle. They were…

Christmas

Ed Jones, Pastor The celebration of Christmas started in Rome about 336 (but it did not become a major Christian festival until the 9th century). Many Christmas traditions, such as decorating trees, started in Germany and later spread to other parts of the world, notably England and the United States. The English term Christmas (“mass…