The Texas Twins Encourage You To Support Local Food Pantries and Community Outreach Programs

The Texas Twins Encourage You To Support Local Food Pantries and Community Outreach Programs

As most of you know, I have always donated to area food pantries and all of our children and grand children have as well. During trying economic times, many North Texans count on pantries and churches for a hot meal this holiday season. The Community Church pantry was 1700 turkeys short two days before Thanksgiving … [Read more…]

Wedding Disasters Can Be Funny & Challenging- Wendy Wortham the “Wedding Warrior”

Wedding Disasters Can Be Funny & Challenging- Wendy Wortham the "Wedding Warrior"

Nobody ever told you that a wedding was going to be an easy transition into your new life- or did they? Today, we are going to (once again) go over diverted disasters that could have ruined an event that were “spun” into a memorable and humorous good time instead. Most of you know that I’ve … [Read more…]

IRS State of Celebration Guidance for LBGT Couples

IRS State of Celebration Guidance for LBGT Couples

The IRS announced that, beginning with the 2014 tax filing season, they will use a “state of celebration” standard for recognizing marriages. Consequently, any couple possessing a marriage license from any U.S. state may file a joint tax return. This standard is in contrast to a “state of residency” standard, in which federal joint filing … [Read more…]

Military Waiver for Wedding License Fort Worth, TX Texas Twins Events

Military Waiver for Wedding License Fort Worth, TX Texas Twins Events

The required waiting period in Texas can be waived by a Judge when either the bride or the groom is active in the military. Yesterday, I received a call regarding Counselling through Twogetherintexas, to waive the waiting period for a family who are not yet active military. Occasionally, a Judge will still sign the waiver … [Read more…]

Lovely Couple Courtney & Cotonia Wed at My Home

Lovely Couple Courtney & Cotonia Wed at My Home

I received a text message last week from Courtney about getting married in my home. Texting several photos in order to choose which area might be best for them as I have several rooms suitable for a standing party of up to 10, Courtney asked if I would be available Sunday. After going over my … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Baptism or Christenning of Children

Wendy Wortham on Baptism or Christenning of Children

Christian denominations differ widely on teachings of Baptism. A general definition for the word Baptism is a “rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration.” This rite was practiced frequently in the Old Testament. It signified purity or cleansing from sin and devotion to God. Infant Baptism is the practice … [Read more…]

Common Questions When Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One In Texas

Common Questions When Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One In Texas

What do I do when a death occurs? If a death occurs in a hospital, nursing home or hospice care center, the nurses will ask which funeral home you have chosen to take care of the deceased. The nurse will then call the funeral home and give the necessary statistic information. At Baumgardner Funeral Homes, … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Planning Ahead For Funeral Expenses

No one is ever fully prepared for the passing of a loved one, but its comforting to know you can take control of at least some aspects of funeral planning: finding a suitable funeral home and the costs. During a time of extreme vulnerability, when decisions must be made quickly, the last thing you want … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Finding a Minister for a Funeral or Memorial 

Wendy Wortham on Finding a Minister for a Funeral or Memorial 

When a loved one dies, one of the first issues the surviving family has to address are preparations for a funeral and burial service. For families who don’t belong to a church but wish to have a Christian burial for their loved one, finding a Minister to officiate on short notice can present a challenge. … [Read more…]