Wednesday, August 19, 2015


THIS IS TEXAS - Expand video to full screen for this is a great video about Texas,!.
Published on Apr 25, 2014

TEXAS by Ban 2014

This is a 10 minute slide show of my Texas pictures with fabulous music by the Dallas based Vocal Majority (150+ voice men's chorus that has been winning many International Championships for 30+ years). Hopefully you will "LIKE" this new version and forward it to your friends.

The 2012 version was made from pictures I happened to have and used cattle and flower pictures as fill time. At the 2014 publishing time the 2012 version had about 85,000+ views. This slide show is much more intentional trying to cover more of the State and adding more Texas flavor. It has given me an appreciation for Texas's variety and size. Texas is a very BIG State! I got as far as the Louisiana border (East), Corpus Christi (South), Midland (West) and Amarillo (North).

Unlike the 2012 version this is HD and places are better identified. Roughly 60 pictures are reused from the 2012 version and many of those are in the first few minutes. There are 158 pictures (30+ more than the 2012 version) so many go by fast as the music length hasn't changed. Pictures of Dallas, Houston, and Austin are much improved. A tip of the hat is given to the oil industry. Some fun was added with names of little Texas towns. Pictures from East Texas, Galveston, Corpus Christi, sites around Houston, Presidential Libraries, Buffalos roaming, Blue Bell ice cream, etc. were added. Sorry I wasn't everywhere and that some pictures don't perfectly match music but I'm close. (Confession the deer playing pictures are from Colorado & the Muleshoe sign was borrowed from the Internet - I visited all the other little towns and even Hoot & Holler and Bug Tussle but someone stole their signs).

For those outside of Texas, clearly the time to visit Texas is in the spring when the Bluebonnets are blooming. The Bluebonnet pictures were taken in the Llano area, the Willow City Loop, Brenham and Ennis.

Turn the volume up as the music is terrific! If you like this click "LIKE" and forward to your friends.


Friday, August 14, 2015


If I just had one blog, it would be a lot less complicated for me.  This blog probably should be called "COPY CAT" blog because so very often I find something I want to share that is really good.

It is no accident that three parables in the Holy Bible begin with LOST.  Put the three together, and you have a very good three points for a sermon.

They are summed up in this short article that one sees over and over, and they are all related to LOVE.

"God is love" "Love never dies"

How wonderful and yet impossible, so it seems, the love of God is.