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13 Politics and Religion 18 Revolution Martial Arts 23 How Your Personality Affects Your Financial Decision Making 29 Men to Fathers 32 What God Is 36 2010 Katy Christian Magazine Voters’ Guide 40 Would You Rather Treat Or Prevent Heart Disease

Our Mission Statement: “Our mission is to have a magazine devoted to His glory, provide cutting-edge stories important to today’s Christian, promote Christian-Judeo values we find important, and editorial content that your entire family can enjoy.”

Katy Christian Magazine is proud to offer its endorsement for the 2010 primary. We identified candidates based on issues that are important to Christians. You will notice that we choose not to endorse a candidate in every race-- only those that we’ve researched. Additionally, we did not list candidates who are unopposed. Regardless of your political affiliation, Katy Christian Magazine encourages its readers to be an active part of the political process and participate in local, region, and national elections. The face is that we live in an ever changing world. In many aspects of our society traditional, judeo-Christian values have given way to idolatry, immorality and ill regard for our neighbors. Politics is no exception. As Christians, it is important for us to become an active part of the political process and to pray for our local, state, and national leadership on a daily basis. This election season, I would encourage each of you to become informed about the issues and take a stand for righteousness. For additional information on elections in Texas or across the nation, visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/ index.shtml

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The Bumbera Racing Family By Ruth Towns Cheri and Kenny Bumbera are parents and business owners with deep ties to Katy and Houston. If their name sounds familiar, it’s with good reason. They operate Bumbera’s Performance Associates, one of the fastest growing companies in the Houston area. They are also one of the most interesting Christian families around, with impressive racing credentials and plans to shoot a pilot for a TV reality show. Auto and RV repair along with all components of high performance racing keep this family busy and on track - literally! “We do many things at Bumbera’s but the bottom line is this: No matter what you drive - if it has at least 4 wheels we can service it, restore it, repair it, make it pretty, and make it go fast!” promises Kenny, a renowned race car driver and winner of the 2006 Crew Chief of the Year Award. “We live in Sealy and commute to work and school,” says Cheri. “Our 11-year-old, Boyd, and 17-year-old, Kendall, attend Faith West in Katy. Our shop is located on Highway 6, where we work with our oldest daughter, 22-year-old Kristin. You can imagine what our mornings are like!” she laughs. Cheri used to race, and she and Kenny have passed down the love of fast cars and performance racing to their children. Boyd, Kendall, and Kristin all race, as well.

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What Christ does for broken people, Bumbera’s does for broken cars. “Vehicles come to us in any condition and leave happy,” says Cheri. “We have a third generation of loyal customers, which is a blessing to our family and business.” Honesty and hard work have resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction. “We thank our customers for our success and for making our jobs an adventure each and every day.” Bumbera’s can work with any make or model, foreign or domestic, and do belts, hoses, batteries, air-conditioning, heating, engines, transmissions, brakes, shocks, alignments, alternators, and starters. But “High Performance” is the adrenaline of the business. “We are a one-stop race shop providing brand new and previouslyowned race-ready drag cars - classics and hot rods - plus stock cars, and road course race cars,” says Kenny. “Complete turn-key services in our race shop include back halves, interior fabrication, roll cages, chassis set-ups, plumbing & wiring, hang fiberglass & metal bodies, custom exhaust and custom lines and hoses. “We specialize in building and improving drag cars, stock cars, street rods, haulers, show cars and that restoration job that’s in your garage,” says Kenny. “There’s not much we haven’t seen before. We’ve re-built cars out of boxes and out of nothing.” The Bumbera’s sell racing fuel as well as racing tires by Good Year, Mickey Thompson and Hoosier. All carburetor rebuilds are personally performed by Kenny, himself.

The professional race team of Bumbera’s Performance has years of experience in NASCAR, ASA, USRA, SCCA and more. The team has succeeded on oval tracks, super-speedways and road courses throughout the United States. Kenny, the Crew Chief, currently drives super late models in various NASCAR, ASA and other divisions as time permits. Leading up to 2009 the Bumbera team has helped various drivers earn 6 Rookie of the Year Awards, numerous Track Championships wins, Pole Positions, Top 5 Finishes, 2 Most Improved Driver Awards, 3 Fan Favorite Awards and many others including Best Appearing Race Cars. “As exciting as racing is, it can also be dangerous,” says Cheri. “Our family members

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always prays before races - not so much for a win, but for the safety of all the drivers.” Track Chaplains are available to emotionally and spiritually support drivers and crews. The Bumbera racing legacy lives on through the careers of the Bumbera children. “Kristin has had 16 Wins, 52 Top 5’s, 94 Top 10’s, 2 Rookie of the Year Titles, and ‘08 Nascar Drive for Diversity Driver of the Year,” says Cheri. “You can check out her statistics at www.KristinBumbera.com.” Obviously Cheri and Kenny have done a tremendous parenting job, because Kristin just recently took a moral stand and would not compromise her principles. “Kristin was asked to pose in a way that did not reflect her Christian values. When she refused, she lost her racing sponsorship,” says Cheri. “We are so proud that she, as a young 22-year-old woman, did the right thing, as painful as the consequences have been. It would have been so easy to say ‘yes’ and cave in to pressure. But Kristin only poses in her racing suit, just like any other driver.” God has a way of turning lemons into lemonade. “Kristin has been asked to speak at youth groups, annual conferences, and church rallies. As her popularity spreads - not just as a race car driver, but as a Christian motivational speaker - we see other opportunities opening up. For instance, Kristin will be the endorsing celebrity for Epilady Speed (a hair removal product). She has her own Epilady Speed line being launched this year.” And the Bumbera’s are also hopeful that other sponsors will step forward to support Kristin on the track. “We

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Politics and Religion: Scriptures Prove True - Even in Politics By Mark Williamson In these days, God is showing how true the truths of scripture really are. For everyone, eventually, and without fail – even in politics. But the ramifications of these truths in the political realm is not easily discerned and therefore rarely noticed. So let’s take a brief look. Pro 6:16-19 “There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.” For many years, the liberals have become increasingly extreme in their pride (more government is the answer to everything), lies (too numerous to mention), shedding of innocent blood (abortion), wicked plans (socialism), running rapidly to evil (celebration of homosexual perversion, taking “God” out of education and the public square), and stirring strife (politics of personal destruction and gross accusation). These rebellions against God have progressed in degree and magnitude, from “there is no God” to an unspoken but very purposeful agenda to make government our God whether we like it or not.

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There are far too many specific violations of scripture to list here. But pointing out these few – and the consequences of their manifest failure – shows how much God is on the move. The Bible assures that our unrepentant sin will find us out. It also promises in Proverbs 6:15 that “his calamity will come suddenly; instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.” That gives me hope that God will cut off the anti-Christ agenda the liberal-progressives have been conducting against this nation for a long time. If Christians will vote righteously according to Biblical and Kingdom principles, we as the body of Christ could take a huge step forward on behalf of both our King and our nation on Election Day this November! Where will you stand? Mark Williamson is the Founder and President of Foundation Restoration Ministries and Federal Intercessors, educational and intercessory ministries dedicated to the restoration of Biblical truth, righteousness and justice in the nation, and the high offices of the Federal government. The views expressed in this column are his personal opinions and observations. Learn more and join the prayer cause at www.federalintercessors.net. You may contact him directly at mark.williamson@ federalintercessors.net, or at 713-722-4301.

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hurt. 27. Forgive everyone for everything, imagine the weight you are carrying by refusing to lighten the load. 28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6. Both can teach you how much you don’t know. I know. 29. Try to make at least three people smile each day. Especially after you read this. 30. What other people think of you is none of your business. Stay out of it and remember you can’t make people love you. 31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. Nothing is worse than to be in need and have no one to fill that, or to want to be needed and to be denied the opportunity. Life: 32. Do the right thing! If you don’t know what that is, ask someone over 70 or under 6. 33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 34. GOD heals everything. 35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. That’s why there’s prayer and therapy. 36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. This is something we need to teach by doing, especially to our young men. 37. The best is yet to come. 38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. Duh? Who else would you? 39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. You have the power to create, so do that. Hopefully this has given you something to think about. Read it. Relish it. I encourage you to share it, and live it as we remember, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, and today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.” Take it, use it and give it to those we love, especially the young trying to be grow into adults. Archie R. Wortham, PhD Educator & Writer

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• PK3 (Full Day with 2,3,and 5 day options) • Kindergarten • Grades 1-5 • Extended care options from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Program offerings will expand one grade level per year to include separate Middle School and High School Programs

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Sewing Center A sewing ministry in which the ladies sew, knit, and crochet preemie-sized baby items and blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital The last Friday of each month at 6:30 pm

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seat. I am not my own. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God. You are your own…. Jeremiah 10:23 A man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.

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2010 Katy Christian Magazine Voters’ Guide Editor’s note: Katy Christian Magazine is proud to offer its endorsement for the following candidates. We identified candidates based on issues that are important to Christians. You will notice that we choose not to endorse a candidate in every race-- only those that we’ve researched. Additionally, we did not list candidates who are unopposed. Regardless of your political affiliation, Katy Christian Magazine encourages its readers to be an active part of the political process and participate in local, region, and national elections. For additional information on elections in Texas, visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml.

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Katy Christian Magazine’s 2010 Endorsements: U.S. Representative District 10 Michael McCaul

Justice Supreme Court Place 3 Rick Green

U.S. Representative District 18 Tim Graney

District Judge 280th District Lynn Bradshaw-Hull

U.S. Representative District 18 Brenda Page

Family District Judge 308th District James Lombardino

U.S. Representative District 29 Eric Story

Family District Judge 309th District Sheri Y. Dean

Governor Rick Perry

Family District Judge 311th District Anthony Magdaleno


Magdaleno Republican for Judge 311th Family District Court

Get to know Jeff Williams

“By electing me to this Family Court, you will elect a judge who will draw upon more than two decades of legal experience in these courts to provide a sense of stability and calm for those men, women, and children who find themselves in chaotic family situations.”

• Licensed Attorney, Graduated South Texas College of Law, 1981 • Self-employed business man for 25 years. • Court room experience practicing in Pct 5 area for 28 years.

Law Enforcement’s Choice

• Captain (CPT 03), Texas State Guard, Army JAG officer for 4 years. • Chairman Precinct 625 for 4 years. • Election Judge for 4½ years.

• Substitute associate judge in 311th Family Court

• Campaigned for many local conservative candidates • Lifelong Republican conservative.

• Appointed by 311th Court to represent children in CPS cases

• Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America. • Volunteers with a local Cub Scout pack.

• Endorsed by Houston Police Officers’ Union PAC

• Husband, father of two, married to Rita for 24 years. • Volunteer writing wills and Powers of Attorney for deploying Texas National Guard.

• Endorsed by Katy Christian Magazine • Parishioner, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church • Member, Knights of Columbus

• Volunteer at Wings Over Houston airshow standing flightline. • Licensed to Practice before the United Stated Court Jeff Williams is endorsed by: Dr. Hotze, The Houston Realty Business Coalition, The C Club, Oliver Pennington, the Association of


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Women Attorneys, and United Republicans

of Appeals, 5th Judicial Circuit. • Conversant in Spanish • Raised funds and rode in the BP MS 150 bike ride in 2009. • Pledges honesty, integrity, efficiency, competency and to follow

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County Criminal Court No. 3 Natalie Fleming County Criminal Court No. 4 John Clinton County Criminal Court No. 13 Rachel Ann Palmer

State Representative District 149 Jack O’Connor

the Kitchen You always Wanted, More affordable than Ever.

District Clerk Chris Daniel Justice of the Peace Pct. 5, Place 2 Jeff Williams Harris County Republican Party Chairman Ed Hubbard

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Would You Rather Prevent or Treat Heart Disease? Dr. Hotze This year 750,000 American men and women will die of a heart attack. That is 2,055 Americans each day, eighty-five per hour and nearly one and a half deaths per second. More than 47 percent of these deaths occur before emergency help arrives. It is the silent fear of all middle aged men, as often the first symptom of a heart attack is a heart attack. Men fear heart disease like women fear breast cancer. However, you may be surprised to know, it is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The question we should be asking is why? What do you believe is the cause of heart disease? Most Americans would answer that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. This may be the opposite of anything you have ever heard, but cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease. Did you know that cholesterol is essential to the human body? Cholesterol is in each cell of your body and believe it or not, you want it to stay there. It plays a vital role in stabilizing your cells, providing structure to your cell membranes. It’s similar to the role of nails in that holding your house together. If you removed each nail, what would happen to your house? It would fall apart! Cholesterol is also a precursor to your body’s hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, as well as vitamin D production. If cholesterol is so bad for our health, why is it so important in our body?

You may be wondering: well, what about statin drugs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are “trusting their hearts to Lipitor”. Conven-

RICK GREEN Republican Texas Supreme Court for

Place 3

“Rick Green has a thoroughly conservative worldview and a solid understanding of the Judiciary. His experiences as an attorney, public official, businessman, father, author, and public speaker will be an asset to all Texans.”

-David Barton, Founder of WallBuilders*


*for identification purposes only Pol. adv. paid for by Rick Green for Texas Supreme Court campaign, in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

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tional medicine is lowering cholesterol, but is it preventing heart disease? Do you really want to abnormally lower something that is so vital to your health, in exchange for the likelihood of having negative side effects, such as memory loss, amnesia and muscle and joint pain? If cholesterol isn’t the cause of heart disease, what is? Well, there are many factors that contribute to the cause of heart disease, and the following is a vital piece of the health puzzle. Believe it or not: A deficiency in vitamin C, in the cells of the blood vessel walls, is a major factor in the cause of heart disease. When lesions form in our arteries, the body needs collagen to properly repair itself, and our body needs vitamin C to form collagen. If your body does not have a sufficient amount of vitamin C, it will compensate in an unhealthy way with a sticky substance that forms sticky plaques. Dr. Matthias Rath found that this sticky substance in the artery walls is actually made from a similar cholesterol-based protein called lipoprotein(a). These plaques then build up and cause blockage in the arteries, which then cause heart attack and stroke.

mones than they did in their twenties.

Consequently, the presence of vitamin C in your body is vital. However, humans, guinea pigs and monkeys are the only species that do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. If our bodies completely lacked vitamin C, we would get scurvy, and then the lesions would rupture causing us to die from internal bleeding. Vitamin C is also needed to convert cholesterol to bile, and to keep cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) from building up in your bloodstream. Equally important is the body’s thyroid hormone level, which has been shown to be directly correlated to the rate of heart attacks deaths. A truly remarkable finding: Dr. Broda Barnes performed a twenty year study of the relationship between supplemental thyroid hormone and reduced risk of heart attacks, which demonstrated a decreased heart attack death rate of 95 percent in patients who received natural thyroid hormone. With this in mind, please remember thyroid production declines as we age. Specifically, fifty-year-olds produce 50 percent less thyroid hor-

Prevention: Forget about drugs or surgery, you can prevent and reverse plaque build-up in your arteries through proper vitamin and mineral supplementation. The protocol I recommend for prevention of heart disease consists of the following daily regimen: vitamin C, L-Lysine, LProline, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Omega 3 and Magnesium Citrate, as well as lowering your homocysteine levels by boosting your levels of B12 and folic acid. The choice is yours on how you can prevent or treat heart disease. It is my intent to insure you are educated about some of the risks associated with conventional pharmaceutical approaches to symptoms, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, and to present you with natural options so that you can make an informed decision. I encourage you to take charge and be proactive with your health. Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Physician’s Preference and Hotze Pharmacy. You can listen to Dr. Hotze and his colleagues on his radio program, “Health and Wellness Solutions”, which airs Monday-Friday on KSEV 700 AM in Houston from 12-1 p.m. CST, or online at, http://www.drhotze.com/.

A Leading Preschool in this community for over 25 years, but all new in 2010! New classroom furniture, new classroom sinks and counters, completely renovated restrooms 12 months - Kindergarten • Low teacher/student ratio Hands-on discovery approach to learning

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