“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God,” —II Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
During the Peace 107 Morning Show, Brian and Ann got some encouraging news about the current Coronavirus from U.S. Congressman Bill Flores.
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” —II Timothy 1:7
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.” —Isaiah 53:4 (NIV)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” —Acts 1:8 (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you my have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33 (NIV)
Moms and Dads, with your kids home for an extended time, you may be struggling to find things to fill their day. “Storytime with Brian and Ann” can help! Brian and Ann have recorded several short stories, including stories from the Bible, Dr. Seuss, and others. They’re all family-friendly and guaranteed to take your kids on fun adventures of the mind. Brian and Ann will be adding more stories, so be sure to check back here often!
A message from Brian and Ann…
“Parting of the Red Sea” from The Bible
“Treasures in Heaven” from The Bible
“God Talks to Samuel” from The Bible
“The Story of Palm Sunday” from The Bible
“Little Bear Goes to the Moon” by Else Holmelund Minarik
“Corduroy” by Don Freeman
“The Story of Creation” from The Bible
“Adam and Eve” from The Bible
“Are You My Mother” by PD Eastman
“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” from The Bible
“Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss
“Jesus Blesses the Children” from The Bible
“Jesus Feeds 5000” from The Bible
“Jesus Walks on the Water” from The Bible
“Noah and The Ark” from The Bible
“The Burning Bush” from The Bible
“The Easter Story” from The Bible
“The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Anderson
“The Son Who Came Home” from The Bible
“The Three Little Pigs” by Joseph Jacobs
“The Tortoise and the Hare” by Aesop
“Take up my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” —Matthew 11:29
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'” —Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
Bars, restaurant dining rooms ordered to close by 9pm March 18, 2020
Public gatherings of more than 10 prohibited
Effective 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, March 18), all bars and restaurant dining rooms in Bryan and College Station will be ordered to close to further reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19. Restaurants may still provide take-out, drive-thru, delivery and curbside pickup service under this order.
Additionally, public gatherings of more than 10 people are now prohibited, per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the declarations of disasters enacted locally on Tuesday.
These orders will remain in effect as long as there remains a declaration of disaster in the two cities.
The additional restrictions were agreed upon Wednesday by leadership in both cities after consulting the Brazos County Health District and the Bryan-College Station Independent Restaurant Group, which represents dozens of local restaurants that employ more than 1,000 workers.
Brazos County Health District response
“The best way to protect the residents of Brazos County from COVID-19 is for restaurants to make these changes to their business model because they align with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Bob Lamkin, environmental health manager for the Brazos County Health District, said. “In addition, bars, gyms, and other entertainment venues should also close at this time.”
Bryan-College Station Independent Restaurant Group response
“As ambassadors of the culinary culture of Bryan-College Station, it’s our responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for all residents. That includes our patrons and our staff. We understand that closing down the dining rooms is a prudent move to ensure that we can provide the safest kitchens to bring you food during this time,” Kristy Petty, representative of the BCS Independent Restaurant Group, said. “All members of our group are committing to follow the government regulations handed down, we will make sure our employees are asymptomatic when they come to work and will continue superior sanitization practices. We believe we will all get through this together.”
Response from College Station Mayor Karl Mooney
“We understand that these actions are painful to our business community, but we also know these actions work to help prevent the spread of this virus,” College Station Mayor Karl Mooney said. “Along with our partners in the community, we will be exploring all options for helping these businesses weather this unprecedented event.”
Response from Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson
“The cities of Bryan and College Station are working together to do everything we can to keep our most vulnerable populations protected,” said Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson. “Until health officials say it is safe to do so, we will not consider lifting these restrictions. Until then, we encourage everyone to support the small businesses in our community as we work to create opportunities to assist the businesses through this difficult situation.”
Brian and Ann and visited with Congressman Flores Wednesday morning. He told us about the most recent updates about what our government is doing to curtail the spread of the virus. The conversation was informative and encouraging.
Brian and Ann chatted with Michael Lair (owner and operator of Stella Southern Cafe and Harvey Washbanger) regarding a recent meeting with other local restaurant owners. They discussed the wise response of food service businesses to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
Click on this link for the list of BCS restaurants making changes to their food service
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” —Isaiah 41:10
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” —Romans 10:9
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” —II Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)