Tuesday, September 27, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost 4 Limosine Calves brown 6-month old on Friday September 23 Stockdale between CR334 and 421 Yellow ear tags. Please call 210-887-5442

VideoMissing white poodle mix from Sutherland a Springs. He's been missing since the beginning of August. Dillon has white curly hair. 210-219-7963.
Cute, friendly dog found in the Courthouse area. He obviously belongs to someone as he has a collar but no tags. Please call 210-355-2613 to claim him.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Pro shop help needed at River Bend in Floresville, part-time, good pay! Call Louie to set up an interview, 210-725-5405.
Pecan orchard is hiring additional employees for busy harvest season, Oct. 1-mid Dec., Falls City area, will be working in processing plant sorting pecans or with harvest crew, full/part time, $10/hr. Call for more details, 830-484-3759, leave message. 
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

South Texas Living


Uplifted — or upset ...




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

On the Road to Forever
April 3, 2011 | 1,986 views | 1 comment

When writing, one must be aware of proper word usage and punctuation, otherwise the meaning could be totally misconstrued. A statement such as, "What's that in the road ahead?" could lose all it's meaning just by placing a comma in the wrong place, "What's that in the road, ahead?"

Over the years, I've often claimed a Freudian slip. My most common is, "Soul (sole) ownership". It gets me every time. The most common mistake in lengthy writing is excessive repeating of the same word. It can make an article really dull. I came across a short essay the other day discussing one little word and how it can be used to excess if not guarded. The word is "up".

It's easy to understand the word "up", meaning toward the sky, or at the top of the list. But when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake up? At a meeting, why does a topic come up? Why do we speak up? Why do officers come up for election? Why is it up to the secretary to write up a report? We call up our friends and we use humor to brighten up a room. We polish up silver, warm up leftovers and clean up the kitchen. We lock up the house and some guys fix up old cars. At other times this little word has real special meaning. People are known to stir up trouble, line up for tickets, work up an appetite and think up excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed up is special. And this "up" is confusing. A drain must be opened up because it is stopped up. We open up our business in the morning and close up at night. When it threatens to rain, we say it's clouding up and when the sun comes out, we say it's clearing up! When it does rain, it wets the earth and often messes things up and when it doesn't rain for a long period, things dry up. We seem to be pretty mixed up about "up"!

To be knowledgeable about the proper usages of "up", look the word up in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes up almost ¼th of the page and can add up to about 30 definitions. If you're up to it, you might try building up a
list of the many ways "up" is used. It will take up a lot of your time, but
if you don't give up, you may wind up with a hundred or more. One could go
on and on, but I'll wrap it up, for now my time is up, so it's time to put
up and shut up.

[Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7] A comma is used in a sentence to indicate a pause. A
period is end punctuation. It is used to show the end of a sentence. With
this idea in mind think on the following quote. "Death is not a period, but
a comma, in the story of life." It says a great deal. It speaks of the
immortality of the soul. There is more to man's existence than life on
earth. Man has an immortal soul. Ah, soul and spirit. A couple of words
hotly debated, kicked around and misused. Think of it this way. Man is made
in the image of God, and of the earth. When combined, man became a living
soul (Genesis 2).

The teacher (Solomon) tells us (v.7 of the text) "...the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it". At the resurrection the spirit and the body will again join to become an immortal soul. (1 Corinthians 15: 42-54) Jesus said, (v. 46) "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life"

(Matthew 25: 31-46). We will not be dead all over like Rover. No, we are
eternal, like God is eternal. The question in this life is, where do you
want to live for eternity? Will your soul be all cleaned up by the blood of
Jesus? Will you be making up excuses for you failure to obey the Gospel?
Will you be up in heaven, or upset you missed out?

TOM

You can read and share more of his columns on the web at http://ontheroadtoforever.blogspot.com
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
April 3, 2011 7:31pm
 
New blog just posted.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

South Texas Living Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Apple Pie readers help Julia fill in the blanks (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cheap cell phone plans for seniors (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Come And Take It starts Sept. 30 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Disc water pitcher (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. DRT chapter plans meeting, new member class (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Get ready to grill at show barn’s barbecue cook-off (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Old Town Day seeks vendors (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth VFD to serve up barbecued chicken (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Run and shine at Neon Sizzle 5K (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Spots open for Community Yard Sale (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. St. Mary’s Fall Festival Sept. 25 (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Support FUMC youth at barbecue ‘fun’ raiser (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Teen MOPS plans upcoming meetings (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The root of many evils (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Uncovering local legends: The grave in the middle of the road (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. URBAN-15 seeks dancers, drummers (September 21, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Chicago Cub yearbooks (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Enjoy Country Music Show Sept. 20 (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. How to prevent falls at home (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Krawietz family reunion (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia EMS plans Car Show (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Labatt Club donates to library, children (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Low voices and high hopes (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Lutheran Church plans Sausage Dinner (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Medicaid covers mosquito repellent to fight Zika (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Metting family plans reunion (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Non-prescription drugs — the forgotten solution to rising health-care costs (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Relay For Life meeting is Sept. 15 (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Seguin Cowboy Gathering is Sept. 17 (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Smith Gas celebrates 88 years in business (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The life of Doris Billimek Moczygemba (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Trail ride donations surpass $1M (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Visit Remembering Our Fallen exhibit in Seguin (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Who will take care of you? (September 14, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A life shaped by hard work and hunting (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. After-Dinner Chocolates (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cajun music Sept. 10 (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Donate hearing aids, glasses, equipment (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Earn a certification in native landscaping (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Enjoy EquestFest 2016 (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Getting Engaged? How to spend wisely (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mystery box (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nominate a nonprofit for Literacy Award (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Old medicine chest dates back to 1821 (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Professional bull riding returns to Fredericksburg (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Register to run for tacos Oct. 1 (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Road Runners plan September outings (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Still time to buy tickets for Wild Game Dinner (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Take a tour of SS museum Sept. 17 (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Take the H-E-B Slim Down challenge (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Vote for top flick at Manhattan Short Film Festival (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Welcome to The Greenline, a 43-acre linear park (September 7, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Cupping’ long before Phelps did it (September 7, 2016)
WCN Photo Contest HHF
WWII Clippings HHF
Coupon Q&A HHF-right
coupon home-rght
Heavenly Touch homeFriesenhahn Custom WeldingTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.