The holiday season stirs up many fond memories from childhood to the present for many of us. Is it the sights of the beautifully decorated trees and creatively lighted homes that fill you with special thoughts? Is it the excitement of giving and receiving wrapped packages so painstakingly chosen? Is it the smells of cinnamon spice or evergreen? Is it the feel of the drops in temperature, however slight it may be in South Texas? Perhaps it may be the sounds of the Christmas songs filling the airwaves this time of year to add to the spirit of joy and peace during the celebration of our Lord’s birth. Everything about this spectacular season makes us aware of really how very special it is.
On the eve of August 25th, my wife, niece, nephew and great-nephew were sitting against a wall in the hallway of my home waiting for Hurricane Harvey to pass over us. It was an eerie experience. I was glued to my weather app. At one point, I knew we were in the eye of the storm. It was an uneasy sort of calm. But, I continued praying for safety of my family and our region.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The risk of developing prostate cancer progressively increases with age, and while it’s rare before the age of 40, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetimes.