Coming Again!

Gary Stearman’s June 26 guest is Brent Miller explaining the Antichrist. 

If you have done as I have done by having your DNA search, then we may have provided much more than we should have.

Mine was done last year and I am continuing to be asked for more personal information”to broaden their database”. Brent Miller explains, very clearly, just how all this “invasive” information could be used by the SINister minister and his ‘Beast’!  What follows the rapture of the CHURCH is a ‘new world order’ that will seem to be ‘heaven on earth’, but it will be only for ‘non-believers’ whose mark will allow them to buy and sell. The Bible teaches of God’s final judgement of humankind by removing all of ‘His Children’ and leaving only unbelievers. At that time a “savior” will become Supreme Leader of the Unified World for a thousand years of wonders and peace.

There will be those who become ‘Believers’ and they will be systematically identified as not having the “mark”and they will either starve or beheaded, by law. That’s when Jesus returns for the final time.  The Prophet Zechariah tells us what happens then (Zechariah 14:9) 

“The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.” There will be a final battle, “Armageddon”,  and Christ will finally crush to SINister minister and his horde, sending them, once and for all, to HELL. A new Heaven and New Earth will be established for God and His Children, forever. 

But, to get whole story, read about it in Scripture and watch the June 26 television show of “Prophecy Watchers”.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

Creepy Crawler

TEXAS Brown Spider

t must have been in the early 60’s when someone from our crew at Channel 3 in Bryan, found a huge spider somewhere along College Avenue. They brought to to the studio and we put it in a box. This thing was a huge Tarantula and rather docile. Later, after the ‘night run’ was complete, we discovered the box to be empty. I do not know what or where that spider went, but am thankful that it didn’t turn up in a desk later.

Now, it seems we are experiencing another invasion in Texas.

These things are frightening, even though they are harmless. All they can do is cause someone to hurt themselves getting out of their presence, donchaknow, really.

 God has a sense of humor.

And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN


If you are interested in an occasional video visit with me, here is how.

ZOOM.US affords free video visits. All that is necessary is a download of the APP from, webcam and the URL.  If interested, simply include your email address in “Comments” and I will reply with full information. It will cost you absolutely nothing to participate. My plan is to begin mid-July with visits for up to 25 at-a-time. That should give us opportunity for exchanges without clutter. It could also be interesting if for the first time, we place ‘no limit’, just to get an idea, but after the first time, I think fewer can be better. The maximum for each session is up to 1000, but a smaller group going on is the plan.

My family has taken advantage of this service and it’s a HOOT!  I have had a few mention  interest in another gathering, but I am not able to travel. I would love to, but the few times I’ve made the trip to Bryan were great except for recovery once I returned to Plano. This is about the best solution. The information I will need you to include in “Comments”, other than email address is  your Time Zone and “day” preference. (Saturday or Sunday)  Of course, we will work around ‘football’, etc. 

I hope to hear from many, dochaknow. Really.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

Being Poor in Spirit

Uh Oh!

Dr. Jim Denison reminds us that Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” and I am that, aren’t you? Things are a mess all around and there is a bunch of misleading offers to correct same, but all the world offers will fail. Paul wrote this about anxiety:

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).

A ‘mind in Christ Jesus’ isn’t what we seek, is it?  We need a full wallet, loaded safe, new car, new face, new body, new clothes and just about everything that we do not have, to be happy. The problem is that we want to be happy ‘on earth’, but that isn’t working out. The ‘peace that passes all understanding’ is the promise God makes to Believers and Believers ONLY. 

Nothing else will do. We must celebrate eternal life to persevere in this one, donchaknow. Really.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

Setting The Record Straight

John MacArthur

I suppose every parent who is a believer, thinks about just what their influence is on their children. There is no consummate textbook on “Parenting”. The only true method is anyone’s guess. It’s a ‘live and learn’ proposition and it carries consequences. Two scriptures stand out for me:

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) 

I have expressed much of what I believe, but in no way do I propose that mine is the ‘only’ way. I have attempted to base my premise on Scripture, but when it comes to the big question of “Alternative Lifestyle”, I find one of the most compassionate messages available on Youtube by a well respected preacher:

John MacArthur Exposes Sodomites And The Campaign For Immorality In America. I have presented much of the same truth, but I may have sounded harsh and judgemental. Pastor MacArthur says it best, in LOVE and I will not have to do the same again. Alternate Lifestyle was not in the headlines when my children were growing up, even though quite evident. Today it is watered down and sugar-coated enough to be confusingly acceptable. Please, view this on your own.  And to my family, stand firm on truth of Scripture.  And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN and AMEN

I Wish I Had A Picture!

The past Father’s Day was one of the most pleasant I’ve ever experienced!  I had a personal visit from my eldest and her daughter from Bryan and we had planned to attend a football game with my former indoor football team at the Star, but you know that story, so we spent three days just hangin’ out. My youngest was to have a picnic at her house on Saturday, but one of the twins was ill, so we just relaxed by phone. Then on Sunday, my Son and his wife in Chicago, joined me on ZOOM. And surprised me by including two of their children while the third was returning from a trip to Paris, France. 

It only makes sense to utilize internet conversations. It is so easy and ZOOM has been kind enough to allow me to do so with my family, FREE, and gave us a bonus of extra time! Now, that warms the cockles of my heart, donchaknow. Really.

I just wish I had a picture of us all together.

I would proudly show it ri’chere!

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

I had two conversations with the movie star. My first, as we were awaiting  taxis from a Dallas hotel bac in the sixties.

Of course, I recognized him and his porkpie hat and he was most gracious. The next conversation occurred when our phone rang at our Bryan home, years later. I do not recall the entire number or area code, but 0458 were the last digits. My “Hello” brought about a long pause and then, “Who is This!” , and my response, “This is Jim, who is this?” “This is Jack, why are you answering my phone? Where is my wife?” 

“Well, this is MY phone and I do not know where your wife is, but mine is right here.”  Another pause, then, “Look, this is Jack Lemmon and I’m in Canada with a terrible show and I need to speak to my wife”. “Well, Jack, my name is Jim Austin and I’m at home in Bryan, Texas with my wife. I think you got the wrong number.” He had dialed the wrong area code. “Oh! Sorry, excuse the ring”, “CLICK”!

I never called him again, but was tempted, donchaknow. Really. All I would have had to do was dial his area code and my number, but that simply wasn’t acceptable. After the directory was published, we always changed our number and I would think he did as soon as he could, back then. 

Just another interesting happenstance of life. I always was a fan of Jack Lemmon, for many reasons. I wonder what his Spiritual condition was and who, if anyone, shared Jesus Christ with him. 

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

If Heaven ain’t Your Home….

They are Here! Unseen forces are winning the war of the world and you simply do not want to be in that war! You enjoy Facebook, Twitter, “IM”, “Hangout” or any other wonderful technological ‘improvement’, you have lost control of privacy. Did you know that your television set is a two way street. Check this out, “Throw a sheet over your bedroom television set”. You will be surprised to know that as we open our iPad, Computer, cell phone, you are being watched and recorded by “AI” (Artificial Intelligence)!  Big Brother is here, my friends! Orwell was not imagining things. Right now, robots are being planned to do away with humans. Sounds nuts? Do your own research. You may wonder why so many of us have ceased using instant social contact? I was hooked on Facebook it began to trouble my Spirit. I dove into scripture and the more I read, the more troubled I became. What’s to stop my internet social fun source from spying on me without my knowledge? The answer I got?  NOTHING!  It’s here, now and it’s demonic. 

As you may now know, I have become a daily fan of “Prophecy Watchers” network. I just viewed today’s (6/13) program, “The End of Man is Near”. Gary and his guest, Steve Quayle were discussing the guest’s new book, “Terminated”. Wow! It was an Epiphany for me! Check this one out yourself and let me know what you think. We Are Being Watched by Artificial Intelligence that is controlled by the SINister minister and we are in trouble. If Heaven ain’t your eternal home  because you have Jesus Christ in your heart to stay, then you are in a world of hurt, donchaknow. Really.  Here’s scriptural proof of why I believe this, it’s what keeps me keepin’ on:

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,”

(Philippians 3:20)

Heaven is my home, I am just here on a temporary visa. That’s my only HOPE and That’s what I get from My box of chocolates.  AMEN

The Boys went a’Froggin’

It was back in the early 60’s and I was moonlighting at KBTX, Channel 3, in Bryan, doing whatever the logbook required. I was in the company of some very good friends who were having a ball and being paid for it. Our nighttime crew must have given our great General Manager, Harry Gilliam, fits, but he never told us to quit.  As I recall, those stalwart gents were named Shearer, Woods, Greathouse, Franklin, Arhos, Hughes, Huffaker, Dungan and me. Woods, Franklin and Greathouse were at the controls. Arhos, Huffaker, Dungan and I were in the studio. 

There were others who came and went, but this crew was together the longest. We had one black-and-white camera (Arhos); one kitchen table with mic and logbook for recording local spots on a reel-to-reel for breaks(me); one podium/mic we stood behind, in front of a blue curtain, to do Sports(Huffaker/Hughes) and Local News(Dungan), in one small studio just large enough for a single automobile to be parked for ‘live’ commercials. Everything but half-hour breaks was ‘Live’ at first, but eventually we got a video machine. We were flying by the seat of our pants and it was a HOOT! 

Our news block ran from 10 – 10:30PM, with some news/weather by microwave from our sister station, KWTX, in Waco. Local/Sports and live commercials done in studio. We always ran a late movie at 10:30 (many were the type that never made it to theaters) and all but the skeleton crew in the control center hit the road to ‘Square Lake’ for a night of frog gigging. Arhos was quite adept with a bow and arrow and the rest took flashlights to spot the croakers. We waded just off-shore and quietly shined lights that revealed a bunch of eyes looking back at us. We usually went to my house with a ‘mess’ of fine eating. Marilyn always had Sarah Lee fruit turnovers and coffee ready. Following the preparation of the ‘legs’ (which made for good eating on Saturday night, donchaknow), we enjoyed each other’s company and those wonderful pastries. This went on for two years or more. The crew broke up with Bob Huffaker going to KRLD in Dallas (He was reporting live on CBS-tv when Ruby shot Oswald). Troy Dungan left and began doing weather at KTRK in Houston. Bill Arhos left to become producer/General Manager of KERA, educational television on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.(Arhos was very successful in developing many award winning programs on PBS, including “Austin City Limits”. He was honored by President George W. Bush with a “Medal of Freedom’ and placed in the Rice University “Roll of Honor”)  I began a stint night-time at KORA-am radio there in Bryan.

I ‘ve not enjoyed a meal of frog legs since. Troy Dungan finally landed in Dallas with his bow-ties and lasted for decades as one of the nation’s most respected weathermen. He and I are about the last ones standing. I can truthfully say that we miss those guys, daily. Talk about ‘chemistry’ between men! It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s warm and everlasting. Really. By the way, we ruined a bunch of shoes, but it was worth it, donchaknow.

And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

TRUTH Be Told!

“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.” (Proverbs 23:24)

I am that man!

And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN and AMEN