Weather is a hot topic; thankful for nice days, recent rains
By Mae Buice
Most of my news is from last week as my column was left out . . .
Seems the weather is a hot topic around, such beautiful days we’ve not seen since last fall. Are they here to stay? Don’t think so, as Mama would say we haven’t had the Easter Spell yet but we’re thankful for all the nice days and for the recent rains.
As usual our services last Sunday were good. You can count on Lou to have something different and unexpected to his sermons and on Sunday he preached about “Holiness.” That one word can cover so much, think about it. Taking his message from Hebrews 12:12 he began by telling that Satan tries to get us down but we’re not going to let him. Our Lord has all the power in His hands, like the Rock of Ages. We can hide there. Hide me in the cleft of the rock that we can stand with the whole armor of God. That He hung on the cross and spilled His blood on purpose for you and me. He’s there for us all hours of the day or night. We have only one God. Live with His terms. He instilled that holiness where we go down into the water of baptism. We want to make a straight path and let our light shine. Give those hope that are lost. Without holiness no one will see God. He’s our mediator and priest. This holiness is there for you to accept or refuse.
Oh, the illness within our reach so many, many have been sick with first one or another germ. The flu bug finally let go of Jessie, she’s much better and it tried to take a big bite out of Lou and get him down, so far he’s kept it swatted away. But those that have had it have really suffered.
Bill and Mildred Lyle had a great trip to Arlington where they spent special time with the grandchildren who were out on Spring break.
Our hospital patients are home and doing well. Eleanor Johnson is recovering from recent surgery with her elbow and was able to be in church Sunday.
Ricky Stovall is healing at home after his recent surgery with double hernias in his neck area.
Mr. O. L. is not well; Mary Creek has not been feeling well nor has Jack Waddell.
Always remember Betty McDaniel in the nursing home. I’m better after having a bad time from the effects of an endoscopy test this last week. Lord, all this is rough on us older people. Please pray for each of these when you pray.
Beautiful flowers were placed in our sanctuary Sunday but I missed the special occasion.
Mark your calendar for March 22 at 6 p.m. “The BK Productions” will sponsor our Easter Program and will be performed at that time and we do urge all that are taking a part to please come for practice. We urge everyone to come see our version of “The Passion.”
Our little Darlin’ Lilly recently made her first visit to the dentist. She was not afraid and she did not have any cavities. How many other five-year-old children can make that statement?
Even though this is March Lou is already looking ahead and planning for our revival in July. With the state of our nation at this time we should all pray for revival to take effect through out our whole country.
We recently enjoyed a visit from Amanda and Erik Hullinger.
The Herman Evans family visited the Fred Evans family in Chattanooga this weekend.
Ronnie Lawson, grandson of Mary Creek left early Sunday morning for Iraq. Our prayers remain with our military.
Anniversary blessings for Margaret and Joe Collins on the 17 and Becky and Derek Jenkins on the 19.
Until next week may the Lord bless you real good.