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Good Monday morning to my faithful readers and friends. Although you will not read my greeting until Thursday please know that I wish for you all good Monday mornings.
My Mondays could not be anything but good following Sabbath church service with all my friends together with the presence of our Lord.
The past Sabbath was especially good. It was Mother’s Day and my attention started Saturday when Karen picked me up for dinner at her house together with Greg’s mother, Norma. We had a delicious dinner and cake for dessert. We so enjoyed reminscing about the escapades of our kids who were together a lot when they were growing up. Little did we know, Norma and I, that we would one day share kids through their marriages.
Then Sunday was a most beautiful day with everyone together with smiles and joy in the house of worship. We were studying the history of the church which is interesting and informative. Then the song service was joyous and beautiful with some old hymns attempted successfully.
Dyanna brought an inspired and anointed messge from Ephesians tying it all together with references in Timothy, Luke and I Corinthians. I came home and read the chapter of Ephesians and I especially like chapter 6 verses 18 and 19. The truths are that we must persevere in prayer and continue in it as long as we live in this world. Paul wanted prayer that he could “open his mouth boldly” and that he could deliver the whole council of God, which was make known by divine revelation and had been a mystery until then. We now believe it is the work of God’s ministers to publish it. All the ministers and all the members of Christ owe all the gifts and graces that they are possessed of to Him.
The great gift that God gave to the church at His ascension was that of the minsitry of preaching and reconciliaton, always edifying the body of Christ. (To build up the church.)
Dyanna preached on obeying our calling according to our gifts and we all have always been blessed by Dyanna. She preached to very few for many years at Clark with faith believing God would send a pastor. He did by calling Dyanna’s son, Mark to preach and directed his path to Clark Church. We lost our beloved pastor when he was taken to heaven and once again Dyanna is blessing us by the anoionted power of Jesus. We are depending on His direction.
I look forward to Burl’s testimony of the difference Jesus has made in his life and he always offers encouragement and stresses love of one another.
We were glad to welcome our visitors. Dyanna’s sister from Colorado came and Christy’s uncle (I believe) and Brian’s son who comes when he is with his dad. That is Brian’s son, Ransom. His other son, Devin, is a loyal member and we praise our young men in our church. Burr enjoys teaching them. In addition to their Bible lesson they practice their musical talents.
After church I had dinner with son, Kevin, and grandsons, Joseph and Aaron.
Ruth and Burr brought me an ice cream treat when they took Aaron home.
My son, Kasey, brought the makings for supper and prepared it for us. He finished putting up my hummingbird feeders. Karen had already put up two and we decided more were needed. I have nothing blooming at the moment. I soon will have althea and other blooms to supplement the sugar and water. At night I was very tired and you guessed it, I was very full. I need to fast for a week.
I appreciate everyone for the calls and cards and plants. I love you all an awful lot, or better an awe full lot.
Charley came Friday evening with catfish which we fried and had with cornbread and a salad. Nothing can beat that.
The bridge is still out at the foot of the hill and I have nothing to drive so I’m missing club. I could ride with Alma who comes right by, but my nurse comes on Wednesday afternoons and I would have no way home until 3 o’clock or so. She can’t change to another day becaue of Nina and Annie and picking up the commodities. So we must have an election and put in another hemmer. Norma’s and my corner is empty. I hope we’re missed and talked of often, you guys.
Congratulations to Retha Trent on reaching 90 years so beautifully! Girl, your age sure looks good on you! Keep doing whatever you have done to stay so healthy and pretty.
Retha’s daughter, Donna, came for her birthday and I hear through the grapevine that all her friends and family surprised her with a party in her honor. May the Lord continue to bless you, Retha, with good health and happiness with your family. I know your birthday was good.
I talked with my sister, Jo, this morning. She and Newt enjoyed the Mother’s Day fish fry and potluck at Thornfield Sunday. They are expecting grandson, Brian, soon. He is spending some time with his father, Chris, in Springfield.
Also, I talked briefly with sister, Jean. They had Robyn and Norval visiting today.
They had Miss Autum Miller with them at church Sunday. In addition for dinner they had Jamie, Danny and Rusty. Benji and Cori came by later.
Jean and Jamie attended the alumni banquet and Jean’s 60th class reunion with classmates. She reports a good time.
Lucy called me Sunday to wish me a happy Mother’s Day. I appreciate and love Lucy and Mike and I aske your continued prayer for them. She said Mike hadn’t felt like going to church Sunday and that means he didn’t feel well at all. May the good Lord bless us all.