What happens when you spend time with the Lord in a devotional setting? For Matt Henson a deeper understanding of who “I Am” came along with an idea of how to marry his talents as an artist/craftsman with his faith. The end result is a book entitled “I Am” An Illustrated Art of His Name. Matt has donated several autographed copies of his book to our bookstore and you can purchase a copy for $12.00 plus tax. Matt and his family are members of Bacon Heights and we’re proud of him and thrilled to showcase his work.
Bacon Heights looks for ways to partner with our community. One of the recurring ways is to partner with Chick-fil-A, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and City Bank to bring the Chick-fil-A LeaderCast to Lubbock. This will be our fourth year to serve as the venue for this leadership development webcast. Speakers scheduled to speak include: Jack Welch, former Chairman & CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author & communicator; Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), head men’s basketball coach at Duke; John C. Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL & star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor; Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist; David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert; and Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State. The date is Friday. May 10 and the time is from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Chick-fil-A will be providing the meals, so you know the food will be great. Tickets must be purchased from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce at 806-761-7000.
Another way to be involved in our community—actually, with our nation and ultimately with the world—is by participating in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home for the next 20-30 years. Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and never have been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer. I’ve agreed to participate in the study and to help enlist people in this study for several reasons. Two reasons are directly related to women in my life. On November 8, 2005, my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. On August 21, 2009, the eve of our 39th wedding anniversary, my sweet wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mom had surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible on November 10, 2005, my father’s 80th birthday. Mom passed away May 31, 2006. Judy had two surgeries as well as follow-up radiation and chemotherapy and has been cancer free for over three years. Cancer studies have been instrumental in saving my wife’s life. YOU BETTER BELIEVE I’LL BE INVOLVED IN THE STUDY AND HELP ENLIST OTHERS TO PARTICIPATE. (FYI: The first cancer prevention study, conducted in the late 1950s and ‘60s made the link between smoking and cancer.) If you fit the criteria for the study, please enroll. The enrollment process involves two steps. One step takes place at a local enrollment event, where you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample. The other step takes place at home, where you will complete a more detailed survey. If you will participate, go to www.CancerStudyTx.org and scroll down to Lubbock. Pick a date and location that will fit your schedule and sign up. It’s that simple, but can have a profound impact on our future. By participating in this study, we are working to make it possible for others to have their best years ahead of them.