Winning Ways - from Hillcrest Baptist Church, Austin, Texas  Contact Tom Goodman, Pastor
Manage Your Subscription -- Subscribe/Unsubscribe Contact Us About Your Subscription

“Headlines or Headaches?”
Hillcrest Church Office
July 23, 2003

Do you know friends who would appreciate Winning Ways?  Just forward this e-mail to them!

Have you subscribed to Winning Ways?  You can subscribe by logging on to Click here.  Your e-mail address will not be sold or given away to anyone, and you can automatically change your subscription or drop it by following the easy steps provided with each e-mail.

Here is this week’s WINNING WAYS . . . .

“Headlines or Headaches?”
by Tom Goodman

I’m a fan of Jay Leno’s “Headlines,” a feature of the Tonight Show every Monday.  I guess that’s why the following list caught my attention a couple of years ago.  The list is a compilation of actual newspaper headlines.  Read carefully . . .

. . . Include Your Children when Baking Cookies
. . . Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
. . . Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case
. . . Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents
. . . Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
. . . Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
. . . Lung Cancer in Women Mushrooms
. . . Teachers Strike Idle Kids
. . . Governor Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead
. . . Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told
. . . Miners Refuse to Work after Death
. . . Stolen Painting Found by Tree
. . . Two Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Checkout Counter
. . . If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last a While
. . . Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
. . . Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
. . . Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery, Hundreds Dead
. . . Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
. . . Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
. . . Arson Suspect Held in Massachusetts Fire
. . . Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Communication is a tricky art.  When trying to get our thoughts across to another person, what we intend is not always what is heard.  On the other hand, we should be mindful of how we react to what others say — what we hear may not be what they intended to say.  Maybe that’s why Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your conversation be always full of grace.”  Grace-filled conversations are characterized by patience, understanding, forbearance, forgiveness, respect, and humility.  What a difference it would make in our families, friendships, and fellowships if our conversation always bore these marks!


RICK SPENCER RETURNS TO THE HILLCREST PULPIT.  I will be away from the church field this week, packing up my household goods to ship to Austin. Rick Spencer, who served as Hillcrest’s interim pastor for 12 months, will preach this Sunday, July 27.

SEND A WORD OF THANKS TO MELANIE CLONTS!  Tuesday, July 29, will mark twelve years with the Hillcrest church staff! E-mail her at

"DISCOVER HILLCREST" SEMINAR AND FELLOWSHIP -- Sunday, August 10.  This is an important seminar for all Hillcrest members and those interested in joining. Each attendee will get a seminar workbook.  This material will inform you and inspire you to greater involvement in the Purposes of Hillcrest Baptist Church.  The seminar will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Worship Center, with a snack fellowship to follow.



MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS:  Click here  If you do not have access to the web, please send a note to to tell us of any changes you would like to make.