Monday, January 26, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Lost & Found

VideoLost: his name is Scooter. Friendly male,chiped and fixed English bulldog. Missing off Gillette rd in elmendorf. Any info on where is please call (210) 778-6522 He is greatly missed
Found: Pretty white medium female dog, Jan. 11, in Homeplace Subdivision, Adkins, has black spot over eye, very friendly and sweet, misses owner, must find home, cannot keep. 210-649-1886.
Lost: Shadow, black female mixed Lab, last seen by F.M. 1303 and Broken Arrow, Jan. 11, white patch on chest, tail curls when happy, 30 lbs. Call/text 817-705-1116.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Free line ads! Pay for 3 weeks when you place your ad and receive one week free. $8 for 20 words or less, 10¢ each add'l word. Credit card or electronic check processing. 830-216-4519.
Family owned business looking for experience mechanic. Contact Gene at Walls Automotive Services for more information, 830-216-4767, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›

On The Road To Forever

Just at the right time

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Thomas Bonham is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or

December 11, 2013 | 1,126 views | Post a comment

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died when the World Trade Center came under attack and was ultimately destroyed. In the midst of this tragedy are many stories of survival and other stories of just plain dumb luck, because some people took the day off or were late for work. The head of a company survived 9/11 because his child started kindergarten that day. Another fellow lived because it was his turn to bring the doughnuts. One woman claims she was late because her alarm clock failed to wake her. One person was late, stuck in traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike, due to an auto accident. One missed his bus, another couldn’t get her car started and another couldn’t find a taxi for some reason. One man tells the story of the new shoes he wore that morning. His normal three modes of transportation, one of which is walking some distance, developed a blister on one foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.

Do you believe in providence? Webster says providence is foresight; prudence; God’s care and protection. I hold a strong belief that I am where I am, doing what I am doing, providentially, under God’s guidance and direction. I believe God is active in my life every day and that I should take the opportunity to seek His favor in everything I do. As I’ve grown older I’ve learned to recognize the opportunities of service God is placing before me. Often, at just the right time, I’m there to do His will.

I’ve been without “man’s best friend” for several years. After the loss of my 13-year companion, any time the subject of a replacement arose, my wife would say “no,” but the opportunity to melt her heart had not presented itself, until a few months ago. As we were dealing with one of life’s bumps in the road, at just the right time, “Bella” entered our life. She’s now a three and one half month old, two and one half pound, white Chihuahua, with the ability to flat wear out a 63-year-old man. She and my wife get along great, as both hate the cold weather and love being waited on. My wife was not looking forward to the day I would eventually bring a dog home and at the same time I swore I would never start with a puppy. Just when I needed something to divert my mind from a troubling time, God deemed it time to surprise us with a baby to care for. We got everything we didn’t want, and love her to death. Spoiled brat!

[Galatians 3:26-4:7 & Romans 5:1-11] “...But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” And, “ just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” The Law was a good thing; a stable platform of righteousness for those who wanted to please God. But, it condemned even the righteous and condemned everyone as slaves of sin. “...But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus lived the sinless life, righteous and pleasing to God in every way. He has shown us the way to achieve eternal life in the presence of God. He shed his blood, was sacrificed to God, for you and me, for the forgiveness of our sins. It is through our belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and our baptism into his death, burial and resurrection that we have been saved from our sins (Romans 6:1-14). I have been freed from the slavery of sin, now reconciled with God, to live in his love and grace forever and ever.

Years ago, at just the right time, Jesus entered my life. Jesus was not what I was looking for, but I’m so glad I’ve got Him.

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at Find his column on his blog at
« Previous Blog Entry (December 4, 2013)

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post comments:

Other On The Road To Forever

Thomas Bonham bio sidebar
Allstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeEast Central Driving SchoolChester WilsonTriple R DC ExpertsBlue Moon Karaoke & DJVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.