Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
Columnist is thankful to be able to be back at church
What a thrill it was that I was able to be back in church on Sunday to again receive my feeding. I’m so thankful that I am over this stuff that had taken hold of me. After a great singing service Butch opened up reading Leviticus 16: 29-34 telling us that the book demands the most holiness from us. God cannot and will not dwell in anything that is not holy.
So many visitors Sunday morning with several returning for the night worship. Thank you Lord for our visitors.
After the morning service a bus load of our youth left to attend Winter Jam, so with a light crowd we had a beautiful testimonial and singing service on Sunday night. Gathering around the piano brought back memories of how it used to be.
The beautiful flowers were placed at the altar and piano by Eleanor Johnson in memory of her mother and brother who both would have celebrated birthdays. Thank you Eleanor for always making sure we have pretty flower arrangements.
What a way to celebrate a birthday especially 86 years young. Cliff Walker recently celebrated and with a delicious fish fry hosted by his family and prepared by Shondia and Herman at their home. Again happy birthday Cliff.
Sue Crowley here in the Blue Springs area has been walking on air with the presence of several loved ones being with her for a few days. Her grandson Kristopher came in on Thursday along with his girl friend Ginny, who was picked up at the airport by Sue’s granddaughter Morgann. They had some great times together including going to dinner and celebrating her son Glenn’s birthday. On Sunday morning they enjoyed a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then Glenn took them to the airport. They will be going to Europe for eight days, France, Switzerland and Italy. Kristopher is an Air Force pilot stationed at Beale ARF. Sue doesn’t get to see him much but when she does it’s like a big celebration.
We have had great showers lately, hopefully preparing our soil for good gardens this year so many are already thinking about plants and planting. I just wish we had a way to keep the deer from our few little plants. Can’t you just taste that fresh tomato and pepper pod? And that fresh squash, oh my I can hardly wait for all these fresh vegetables to start coming in and don’t forget the cornbread. If you have an over abundance please remember me. Yum!
You may have heard of the Wild West Music Hall in Monroe. Saturday nights they have Southern Gospel. This Saturday the Chestatee River Quartet will be in concert and next Saturday the 23 Richard Cole and my friend Sandie Stephens will be singing. It starts at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and you can eat there also.
I was unable to attend the Ladies Meeting last week but I understand so man plans are being made for the upcoming weeks including a Valentine Dinner and a movie “Fireproof”, this Saturday night at 6 p.m. Also plans for a Spring Festival on March 23, more on this later.
Please remember our sick and those that have lost loved ones recently. Mary Ruth Jackson, O. L. Jordan, Lou and Jessie Comans, Debby and Danny Long, Mary and Marion Beacham, Roger and Jeannett Bottoms, Patricia Green, Charles Johnson, the Walkers and so many to name them all but Lord you know about each of them.
For those of you who have access to the computer please go to the website of the Georgia Magazine: http://www.georgiamagazine,org click on the cover of the magazine to open the digital edition. At the bottom of the page find the Pages tag and then go to page 26A and picture #13 to see my twin grandsons. For those on Rayle we receive this magazine monthly but they have so much overflow, there is much more reading on line.
Belated birthday blessings for Jerry Cottrell who celebrated on the 4th. Happy birthday to Jed Smith on the 14 and Alice Waddell and Greg Self on the 17. Happy anniversary to Sarah and David McLendon on the 19. Also my neighbor Sue Crowley celebrates this week.
Don’t forget to tell the sweetheart of your life happy Valentine’s Day.
So until next week may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the February 14, 2013 edition