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Susan Sinclair reports that the Ladies fellowship meets next Monday at the Dogwood Nazarene Church at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly meeting.
The excitement is building on all sides for the completion of the wheelchair ramp. A DVD has arrived that these folks who are working on the project will watch together with the recipient. It gives tips on how to complete the project successfully.
We are thankful that we are able to do good deeds for our community, and aren’t there so many people and things to be thankful for? God provides for the saved and the unsaved, and scripture says that it is by His kindness that we are drawn to him. Our father is so kind, I pray that we might show His kindness through our words and deeds, to bring people to know Him.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.
Carol Boeddeker-Genet reports that Regina Boeddeker and her son, Justin, arrived on Dogwood Hill on Wednesday evening, safe and sound. I took them down to Ron Boeddeker’s farm where Arlene had supper ready for them. As we were taking some overnight things into the house Justin pointed out a snake to me. It was a Copperhead, right in our path to the house. After getting Justin safely away Arlene got out a trusty shovel and removed the 18” critter.
Thursday as the trailer was being unloaded a storm blew through, high winds, pounding rain, etc. Justin had never seen a storm before and was tickled pink to stay on the porch and watch everything. The following late night when we were under tornado watch – they let Justin sleep through that. Nick Boeddeker had called me just after 11 p.m. and told me to get to shelter so I called down to Rex with the warning. The two storms caused many branches to fall, no big deal, and we now have had 8” of much needed rain. Of course, the power was off for a couple of hours on Thursday night but again, no big deal. The yard does need mowing again and the pastures are starting to green up nicely. Rex and Ivan Lawson got the cattle moved to a better pasture and found some new babies.
From the Gospel reading at St. Leo’s on Sunday – from Luke 16: The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.
Are your state and federal legislators honest in all things? Whom do they serve?
Jamey Herd writes that Pleasant Ridge Baptist enjoyed a good crowd Sunday. Brother Carl brought the morning message. There were 10 in Children’s Church with Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan and Angie Modar. The children sang “God’s Word Shall Never Fail” before going to Children’s Church. Wanda Dugan blessed us with a special also this morning. This next Saturday the Church will be taking the young people to the Pumpkin Patch in Marshfield for an outing and hot dog roast. It should be a great outing for kids and adults.
Joan Workman reports that her son Mark was down for a visit on Saturday. Stanley mowed the church yard and cemetery this past week.
Jim and Connie Porter have been doing a lot of work on their church in Ava.
The storm this past Wednesday toppled a tree onto Paul Dugan’s garage. I am not sure how much damage was done. We were out of electricity for over two hours but never have heard where the damage was. We have heard the winds in that storm were really bad around O and 14 Highway.
Monday, I made a trip to Mtn. Grove for a meeting of a quilt group. Afterwards I went to visit Bob and Judy Gilmore whom I hadn’t seen in several years. Bob was our pastor at Pleasant Ridge in the late 70’s and again in the 80’s. I had a good visit with them catching up on all the news of our families.