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It looks as though we have taken a little back set; weather wise at least. We got a little bit of snow this week. We will be fortunate if we don’t get a larger amount of snow yet. Oh well, that’s what makes life exciting.
Brother Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome to all present for Sunday school at Red Bank Church. Brother Gary Lirley led the morning song service, and Brother Jake Hampton led the Worship service hymns. Special music was in the form of a quartet which was made up of Les and Eloise Hallmark and Jerry and Tattie Maggard. They were accompanied by Jeane Huff of the piano. Prayer requests were on the coming revival, Bill Holland, who is recovering from pneumonia, and Jerry Huff for positive medical test results. We are also in constant prayer for the major problems happening in Japan.
Brother Les chose Psalms121 and Galatians 6:7-10 as text for the morning sermon.
The whole eight verses in Psalms 121 provides one with blessed assurance that the God who created man kind, the world and everything in it will not shirk from being on the job every second to protect and preserve that which he has made and loves eternally. However, in Galatians 6:7 Paul reminds us that it is God intention that we do our part to live a life that will please him; which can only result in contentment of life. Being an upbeat person and looking on the brighter side of life is not always easy, but it will pay off in the end. Paul’s days of sharing the Good News of Jesus was often full of troubles and trials, but still in every instance, even when he was shackled in those dark dungeons, we read that he led in hymns of praise for the God that he knew was very, very real. My husband and I got a call the other day that Maxine Lirley had found herself in a little trouble by trying to do a good deed. While going for an afternoon walk, she noticed that a favorite statue that sits in the Healthcare Center’s yard had been blown down by the fierce winds we have been having lately. She managed to sit the statue upright and was firming up the ground around it when she suddenly got off balance and fell backwards. Along with being stunned by the hard fall, her hip had found the sharp end of a sizable rock that was sticking up out of the ground. That resulted in much pain from a serious bruise. Fortunately, a worker at the Healthcare Center saw her lying on the ground and got her the help she needed. She said the fall had taken her back a step or two, health wise, but that she trusted the Lord to help her regain the strength that she lost as a result of her accident. I know she is doing her part, even if it hurts. She said that she would begin taking therapy this week. We pray for her quick recovery.
We were happy to see that the Jerry Maggard family was all feeling better and able to be back in church this week. I understand that little Zori had been quite ill with a 102 degree fever.
I was a little under the weather this week also. I finally got in to see the doctor on Thursday. They had a cancellation so I got in a day earlier than my original appointment. It was a good thing that I did. My Sinus infection was rapidly becoming serious. It looks as if the antibiotic medicine prescribed is working. I feel so much better. I thank the Lord for his help.
That’s all the news for now. Take care and have a great week.