Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX


March 8, 2013



I hope you are noticing – spring is beginning to emerge from winter.

Even though it has been cold and very blustery these past few days, last week in the southeast part of Mineral Wells, I noticed a weeping willow tree budding out. In a neighboring yard, I noticed a small bush bursting forth with purple flowers.

This weekend I noticed my horses beginning to shed their winter coat, always a first sign that the warmer days of spring are near.

On Monday morning, I noticed up in the sky a flock of geese flying north, and along the highway, trees donning the white cotton balls that come before their leaves. On Wednesday morning, I noticed the east horizon brightening about 6:40 a.m., and that afternoon I noticed yellow daffodils emerging from the ground.

It is so exciting! It is all God’s beauty, and it is one of the ways God assures us of “new life,” just as God promises.

Over the winter months, because it is cold or windy, or because it is too dark, we develop indoor habits and our soul goes into a winter as well. We sit in front of the television channel-surfing, watching reality shows or DIY or endless sports or movies.

We get sucked into the internet for endless hours, checking e-mail or shopping.

Cell phones with endless apps provide our nightly entertainment.

We dismiss the world and go to bed early. Noticing what is going on around us in nature is a way that we can tend to our soul, and awaken it from its own winter, but it takes intentional practice.

How do we do that?

Turn off the television and the computer and the cell phone and go outside. Put on a jacket if you have to, but go outside and feel the warmth of the sunshine on your face. Take a deep breath of the fresh, crisp air and let it fill your lungs. Look around your own home. Notice what is budding, what is blooming, what is turning from brown to green. Get in your car and drive through the neighborhood. What do you see that is changing? Make it a game – try to notice something every day.

Text Only
  • WED BIBLE Lynn-Nikki-Phyllis.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    Lynn Waddy and Phyllis Lister hosted the April 9th meeting of the Wednesday Bible Study Club. The meeting was opened with prayer by Lynn. Nikki Murphy brought the lesson from Acts, Chapter 8.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rev. Holt.jpg Holy Week Schedule

    With Palm Sunday already over and Easter coming this Sunday, Mineral Wells Ministerial Alliance is taking advantage of Holy Week, the week between the two holidays, and spreading the good news as much as possible.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hallelujahs to Hisses

    I graduated from Baylor University in 1983.

    April 11, 2014

  • passover.jpg Passover Experience nearby

    Those who are looking for a more immersing and interactive Easter experience than a typical passion play or Easter service this year can find it at The Passover Experience near Poolville.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bata-Mary 3-26-14.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    Wednesday, March 26, hostess Mary Creighton opened the meeting with prayer:

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pophin, Tommy 1.jpg PASTOR POPHIN: The gasp

    It is the sound that is made when the unbelievable happens. It’s the sucking of air otherwise known as gasping.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yvonne-Robbie.jpg Mineral Wells Wednesday Bible Study Club

    This March 12, 2014, meeting of the Wednesday Bible Study Club was hosted by Mrs. Robbie Pierson at the Black Horse Restaurant.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Unstable Walls.jpg Unstable . . .

    We need to have a double view of our place in this world.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • jail.tif Attorney suits up in jailhouse orange for Lent

    In the 40-day season of self-denial called Lent, some Christians give up daily comforts such as chocolate, soda or Facebook. Attorney Kent McKeever felt called to try something a little more uncomfortable.


    McKeever, a youth minister and Mission Waco legal advocate, is dressing each day head to toe in orange jailhouse scrubs in solidarity with the imprisoned and returning ex-cons shunned by society.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • pop.jpg Where Honor is Due . . .

    It is an exciting time for high school basketball fans in Palo Pinto and Parker counties.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read