Letter from the Publisher

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the second quarter of 2019! In less than two months, another school year will be in the books. This is a momentous moment in my life because my youngest daughter Naomi will be graduating high school. By summer’s end, I will officially be an “Empty Nester.” My how the years have flown by!

Most of us live life as though we are going to live forever. We work, build a career/business, raise our families, build a house… all without ever thinking that one day, we will all die. Our existence on this planet is fleeting, and too often we become obsessed with the secular world. Building our lives on Earth is important, but what have we done to assure that we will have Eternal Life when that day arrives? And if we have assurance of salvation, have we stored up any treasures in Heaven?

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6: 19-21 (NKJV)

A friend of mine recently revealed to me a stack of one-dollar bills that he carries in his car to give to the homeless when he sees them. I know that living in a city, we become desensitized to homelessness. Many of you may think that if you were to give a homeless person money, they would inevitably use it for drugs or alcohol. Perhaps they might, but perhaps they won’t. Even if they do misuse the gift, that’s between them and God. God judges our hearts and we will not miss out on His blessings if our intentions are pure.

Katy Mayoral election is on May 4 and Katy has the opportunity to stay with the status quo, or move in a different direction. This issue, we allowed both candidates, Bill Hastings and current mayor Chuck Brawner, an opportunity to lay out their visions for Katy. I don’t really know Mayor Brawner, but I know that Bill Hastings’ wife, Susan, has been part of Katy Christian Ministries for years. I also know that Bill Hastings is active in Westside Christian Chamber of Commerce and his church.

On April 20, Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine are hosting the Second Katy Resurrection Run held at Faith West Academy. You can find the details in this issue or on our website at www.resurrectionrunkaty.com. It’s for a great cause and we really need your participation to make this event a success.

We also pray that your family and you will have a blessed Easter Sunday. It was because of Christ sacrifice on the cross that we might have Eternal Life.

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.