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The Sky is Crying – Texas Flood

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Today we celebrate rain and wind and convection and hurricanes.
Hurricane Harvey is causing way too much anxiety for the East Texas coast.

We are praying for the south Texas coast, especially Corpus Christi and all the surrounding cities.
We are praying for Kingsville and Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, too.

Stevie Ray Vaughan said it best, “The sky is crying.”
But this weekend, we are having ourselves a genuine Texas Flood.

Thank you for praying for Houston, too.



Hunker down!

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The Legendary Texas Samurai

Back in the time of the Samurai there was a powerful Emperor who needed a new head Samurai. He sent out a declaration throughout the land for such a person.

A year passed and only three people showed up: a Japanese Samurai, a Chinese Samurai and a Texas Samurai. The emperor asked the Japanese Samurai to come in and demonstrate his prowess.

The Japanese Samurai opened a matchbox and out popped a Calliphoridae, blowfly. Whoosh went his sword and the fly dropped dead on the ground in 2 pieces.

The emperor exclaimed, “This is very impressive!”

The emperor then asked the Chinese Samurai to come in and demonstrate. The Chinese Samurai also opened a matchbox and out popped a Musca Domestica, house fly. Whoosh, whoosh went his sword. The fly dropped dead on the ground in 4 pieces.

The emperor exclaimed: “This is really very impressive!”

The emperor then had the Texas Samurai demonstrate why he should be head Samurai. The Texas Samurai also opened a matchbox and out popped a male Drosophila, fruit fly, the smallest fly of all.

His flashing sword went whoooooooossshhh whooooossshhh whooooossshh whooooossshhh.  A gust of wind filled the room, but the fly was still alive and buzzing around.

The emperor, obviously disappointed, asked, “After all of that, why is the fly not dead?”

The Texas Samurai smiled, “Well, circumcision is not intended to kill.”

(Be really good at one thing.)

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