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I awakened this Monday morning with more energy than I had for a while. This is a beautiful day the Lord has given us and we will enjoy it to the fullest.
The Lord’s Day was a day of smiles and blessings. Everyone was back in church, about 40 strong and Danny taught a good lesson as we explored a new way of life for covenant people, and the privileges of being born again. We have responsibilities of being joint heirs with Christ. First of all we must love God and obey His laws. We must be submissive to God’s will and also human authority as we strive to continue Jesus’ mission. We studied in John 3:3, Matthew 18:3, Acts 2:38, Romans 3:25, John 1:12 and 14:13. We studied also in James, Mark, Matthew, Luke and Ephesians. The Bible is a guide to help us in this world of troubles and trials and we like exploring it together and getting everyone’s input. If we differ on a particular question that comes up, we respect one another’s opinions and we study more.
The boy’s class had practiced their guitars and bravely performed their music. Aaron was here to help on the drums, and we enjoyed them and were proud.
Brian had scripture found in the book of James, which went along with our lesson. We appreciate Brian so much and everyone who helps in our church.
My family was at my house for dinner and we were very happy to have Jody with us and his daughter, Allison. Kim drove down to church service, but Ruby Lee was having health problems and couldn’t come and J.J. was under the weather also. Kim had successful carpel tunnel surgery during the week and soon will have it on the other hand. Nicole came from Springfield for dinner. We enjoyed our day together.
James and Madonna Alcorn visited with Jim and Jean Frye one evening last week.
On Saturday, Bub Coonce pushed the Frye’s old house down that was damaged during the tornado that took all their other buildings. Those there for the demolition and burning were Danny and Jamie Dry, Robyn Tetrick, Rusty Frye, Brandon, Wendy and Whitley Tetrick, Adam Fowler and Terry and Autum Miller.
I must send my appreciation to Lorene Maloney for her letter. We have her daughter, Cindy on our prayer list. She is soon to be taking the full course of chemo and radiation. Also, Lucy called to tell me that Mike Jones will have to have further surgery because the cancer had spread to the other side of his throat. Then he can be at home and have the chemo and radiation treatments in Springfield. Please keep them both in your prayers daily, as well as Cindy and her family.
I also appreciate Burl Conrad for his words of encouragement and for his appreciation of my items in the paper. It is nice to be told when someone think kind things of you.
I hear that my grandson, Joseph Taber, brought the message Sunday night from behind the pulpit. Joseph has been influenced immensely by Mark’s teaching and had not been in church at all until he started coming to Clark. He studies and is very earnest in his walk with Christ. We are all so proud of our young people and I am especially proud of Joseph. He is a joy of my life.
That’s all I have to report from Little Creek this week. May God bless us all.