Mae Buice

Mae Buice

Sugar Creek News

By Mae Buice

Another beautiful summer day is in store for this Monday and good day to each of you and I trust you had a great weekend. I did, but to me every day is a great day to me. That means I’m on this side of the dirt and I’m thankful for that. I guess as I get older I seem to enjoy more each day of what the Lord has given to me.

Sunday morning, a good crowd, even with a good many on vacation, and a good, heart-touching message.

Taking his scripture from 2nd Chronicles 7:5, Butch’s sermon was titled “It’s time to act.” Just look at the way we live today. Seems we have killed God’s authority. Read verse 14. I think I have that scripture underlined in all our Bibles. If my people, look it up and read it. Sunday night after a great choir practice and getting in the Spirit, we had a good message taken from Matthew 5:1-16. Meeting God’s approval– it’s come down to “going to church is just another day.” Do we ever ask God what we can do for Him, not what can You do for me? How can we be blessed if we don’t give Him our all?

This should have been in last week’s column and I apologize to Ruby Guinn. The family of Harrison and Erma Stewart had a great family reunion recently. It was held on the Buckhead Fire Department grounds, which is a great and convenient place. There were about 70 relatives in attendance. Benny Stewart from South Dakota did not get to attend this year as he only gets back to Georgia every four to five years. They are already looking forward to next year.

Talking about reunions, my family reunion, the Moon reunion, will be coming up second Sunday in August. All the main limbs of this great tree have passed on and those young tender limbs are trying to keep it going. I am one of the older generation now. I do miss my Mama and her family.

Sandy Keheley has returned from spending a few days with Kelly K. Lawson and Lovey in Martinez.

We enjoyed having our number three grandson pay a surprise short visit Saturday and Sunday. It was so good to see Chuck and Leah Arwood. Living in Virginia they don’t get back home too often.

Alice Waddell along with Sandy and I believe seven grandchildren are on a great holiday. What precious memories will be made this week. They toured Pigeon Forge and will go on the Dollywood and other points of interest.

We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Rev. Earl Partain’s son. Earl is to preach our revival next week and we pray the Lord will guide him and give him strength to carry on. Our sympathy to this family.

Well, here we are. Yes, time does eventually catch up with you. Our homecoming will be this coming Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. No night service. Then on Monday night (TIME CHANGE NOTICE) at 7:30 p.m. each night, good preaching. We have special singing each night with our own choir doing the honors on Wednesday night. As I mentioned before,  members, former members, friends, come and enjoy and receive a blessing.

I love to announce singings at different places, especially those close enough to me. So if you have one at your church please notify me so I can place the information in this column.

Please remember all our sick when you pray, sick in body, sick in spirit. We all need prayers.

July 27th, 6 p.m., down at the ABC Auction, Keith Arnold, the produce man, will be back. Ruth says to bring your coolers as he has great prices.

As I say, I celebrate my birthday the whole month of July, and the actual day is here, Thursday the 25th. I guess I’m a silly girl, in my second childhood, LOL. But I’m thankful for every day extra the Lord has given me.

Susanne, I hope you had a great day the 23rd.

“Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.” Well said, or should I say “quoted.”

So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.