Midlothian: We Do Not Need This

A runoff election is underway to replace our Mayor, who chose not to complete his term. The two people running, Richard Reno and Cammy Jackson, are people I admire and appreciate. Anyone who is willing to put their name on a ballot in these days is a true patriot. I have been upfront about myContinue Reading

Richard Reno for Mayor of Midlothian

In the prior election in early May I gave all my reasons for voting for Richard Reno for Mayor. Let me mention one or two more. Richard is intent on maintaining the home town feel for Midlothian, Texas. This does not mean he plans to stop the growth in population in our town. Simply put,Continue Reading

Richard Reno for Midlothian Mayor: Election is June 8 but why wait?

The special election to fill the unexpired term of our Mayor Bill Houston is June 8. I am voting for Richard Reno. I ask you to do the same. And I do not intend to wait until June 8 to vote. Early voting is available to us on May 28, 29, 30, 31, as wellContinue Reading

Richard Reno for Midlothian Mayor

The special election held on May 4 missed electing a Midlothian Mayor by 12 votes. A runoff between the leader, Richard Reno, and the second highest vote getter begins on May 28 with early voting. The early voting days are May 28, 29,30, 31 and then June 3 and 4. You and I will needContinue Reading

Born Deaf and Mute-Episode Six at Reentry

Podcasts are not that hard to access. Our Reentry Podcast is available on Itunes. Or, Go to our www.chainsofgrace.org website homepage On the top of the page click on Reentry Podcasts Scroll down and follow the prompts Take twenty minutes to listen to Rachael Yancey’s testimony on Episode Six. Rachael was deaf and mute untilContinue Reading

Wedgewood Baptist Church and Pastor Dale Braswell

One of the things I get to do as Executive Director of Chains of Grace ministry is meet with church staff and church champions about our ministry. Tuesday, May 14, I sat down with Wedgwood Baptist Church Lead Pastor Dale Braswell. Dale was kind enough to give me more than an hour to visit withContinue Reading

Brad Sham and Dale Hansen

I have been listening to the two men whose names I mention above for more than four decades. I still hear Brad Sham on Cowboy broadcasts and I am aware that Dale Hansen lives just down the road from us and still does sports broadcasting in this market. I recently got to meet both gentlemanContinue Reading

Field and Mary Scovell Scholarship Award: Brag, Brag, Brag

Our oldest granddaughter, Faith Atchley, was one of ten High School Recipients of the Field and Mary Scovell Sholarship Award. We went to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas for the awards ceremony last night. How big a deal was this evening? Brad Sham, voice of the Dallas Cowboys, was the emcee. Brad Sham. ThisContinue Reading

Haven of Rest: Nolen and Rachael Yancey

The sister ministry most closely allied with Chains of Grace is the reentry ministry of Nolen and Rachael Yancey. They call their ministry Haven of Rest. Nolen and Rachael are the two most authentic Christians I have met in the last twenty years. They are the hardest workers I know. We support their ministry inContinue Reading

“I Will Take What Comes” is not preferable to “I Will Think Through My Actions Before I Act”

Chains of Grace is a Christ-centered, non profit ministry. Chains of Grace is privately funded. Chains of Grace provides re-entry services and supervision for persons coming out of incarceration. Persons who come out of prison, state jail, federal prisons or even county jails re=enter a bewildering world. Many already own a record indicating the worldContinue Reading