Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Greetings! The air is getting crisper, leaves are shedding from trees, and Christmas lights decorate our streets welcoming us into this beautiful and exciting time of the year.

Much has changed in our nation since the last time we spoke. With his landslide victory on November 8th, Donald J. Trump will become our 45th President! Our magazines would like not only to congratulate him, but to encourage each and every one of our readers to keep him in constant prayer. Pray not only for the safety of him and his family, but that God will use his time in office to further His will.

Usually when there is a Presidential election, only about half the population are happy with the results. There have been some elections where I was jubilant, and some where I was depressed and discouraged. I believe that the problems that face our country will not be solved simply by having a Republican or Democrat as President, but by turning back to the Judeo- Christian principles that our nation were founded on. It is my hope that President-elect Trump is the man for the job.

Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine would also like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As walkers in Christ, this is our Season! While out and about at the mall or shopping for groceries, you may find yourself humming along to the tune of “O Holy Night” or “Joy to the World” playing over the loudspeakers. Songs like these celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, I often wonder how many people mindlessly listen Christmas songs, without considering what this sacred day is truly about.

When my children were young, my wife and I would read the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke to them out loud on Christmas Eve. We described Christ’s birth to them, and explained the need for His sacrifice on the cross. We would then go to the candlelight service on Christmas Eve at First Baptist Church in Houston to honor God. This tradition was amongst the fondest memories I have. Sadly, we do live in a consumerist and secular world, where the vast majority is more concerned with what’s under the tree than who died on the Cross. I believe it is our responsibility as believers to instill in our children both a love of Christ, and a recognition for what Christmas is truly about. 

Never take Christ out of Christmas!

Joseph R. Menslage
Katy Christian Magazine

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.