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Well, I stepped my foot outside the door today and, sure enough, I caught it. Yes, I think I have a bad case of Spring Fever. I found myself looking longingly at my garden spot and was having definite thoughts of where I could plant some spring flowers. I even received a catalogue from, “Gardeners’ Choice,” in the mail today. Now, that didn’t help my Spring Fever any. Maybe, just maybe, this beautiful weather is here to stay. This winter was pretty rough on us, but we all seemed to have made it through without too much of a struggle. We haven’t had this much snow for several years. I’m sure our fields of grass can use the nitrogen that it brought with it. Just watch the grass and plants come shooting up all around us. We had better get our lawnmowers tuned up and ready to go.
Church attendance was good at Red Bank this Sunday. I think about everyone is over the flu and bad colds. Jake Hampton was feeling much better, and able to open the Sunday church service by leading us in singing hymns. It was good to have him back with us. Brother Jerry was faithful to give the morning welcome and introduce the Sunday school lesson which was entitled, “God Longs for His People to Be Loyal to Him.” The focal Scripture for this lesson was Hosea 6:1-7:2. This Scripture shows what true loyalty to God looks like.
“What Is God’s will?” asked Brother Les, to begin the morning sermon. “It is His will that no man shall be lost, but that all come to repentance and accept his gift of everlasting life.” Jesus said in Revelations 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come to him and will sup with him, and he with me.” Brother Les pointed out that we live in a time of history that God is knocking, perhaps, for the last time. “What a picture,” he said, “that God will come to dine with whoever will open their heart’s door to him. We need to ask God, ‘What is your will for me?’”
Sunday night was our Praise Night at Red Bank. Several attended that service. There were lots of singing and special music presented. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship time afterwards.
Happy Birthday wishes go to Maxine Lirley. Her birthday was on February fourteenth, Valentines Day, and she really is a sweet heart. She is doing and looking great at eighty-eight. Visiting with Maxine for her birthday on Sunday was Gary and Alice Lirley, and James and Debbie Lirley. Jeane and Jerry Huff came to pay her a special visit on Monday. Her daughter, Judy Smith, called Maxine on her birthday along with her grandson, Michael Lirley. Maxine was very thankful for all the wonderful gifts, phone calls, e-mails and birthday cards that she received,including a beautiful bouquet of flowers sent to her by her sister, Lynn Halcomb and her niece, Shelly Parham.
Birthday wishes also go to Noah Moreland who is now five years old. I understand that he was given a birthday party and was treated to all the pizza he could eat at a pizza place afterwards. Wow! It sounds like you had a pretty cool birthday, Noah.
Until next week, take care and soak in the sunshine.