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Hello again. Well, here it is, the seventh of June. Everyone is just settling down from one holiday and will soon be gearing up for another on the fourth of July. I’m sure that the tents are about to be or are already set up and ready to accommodate everyone who wants to buy fireworks with which they will enjoy setting off to celebrate our nation’s independence. It’s always nice to see a large, controlled display of fireworks set off for this very special holiday. It is much safer too.
Gary Lirley opened the morning service at Red Bank Church by leading in hymns. Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. In the way of announcements, Brother Les Hallmark reminded us that the Community Revival that is being held during the first two weeks in June. On June 6-7 the revival will be held at Breedon Church, On June 8-9 at Goodhop Nazarene Church, June 10-11 at Goodhope General Baptist Church, June 13-14 at Eastern Gate Baptist Church and June 15-16 at Red Bank Church.
Special music was presented by Eloise Hallmark. The text for morning sermon was taken from Luke 18: 9-16.
A group from Red Bank presented a program of music for the residents of the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Sunday afternoon. The residents always enjoy being able to sing along with some of the hymns that they are familiar with.
Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley Sunday afternoon. Maxine wasn’t in her room when we arrived. After spending some time looking for her, we finally found her walking on the treadmill in the Physical Therapy room. She is working hard to regain strength in her legs after the mishap that caused her hip to be severely bruised. While there, we noticed that she had been busy painting another beautiful picture. This painting has a western theme with two cowboys setting on their horses. She said that she studied some books about horses so that she could get a better idea of how to paint them realistically. She did a great job. Also visiting Maxine Sunday afternoon was Jeane Huff. Barbara Short is Maxine’s room mate. It was good to see that she is back from a lengthy hospital stay and doing much better.
Some of my children are getting a kick out of viewing pictures on Facebook of their grandmother and other family members and acquaintances. Connie has been posting the pictures on Facebook that she takes during special occasions at the Healthcare Center to share with friends and family.
Monday evening, Pam Shell and Bill Holland invited Gary and I to a wonderful barbequed meal. While there we enjoyed visiting with our new neighbors, Justin and Veronica Piccinino and their daughter, Grace, who was also invited to the cook out. It was great fun and needless to say, the food was superb. Little Grace was thoroughly intrigued by the four baby kittens that were running around on their deck. She also thought Bill was hilarious with the funny faces he was making at her. We are so happy to welcome the Piccinino family as a part of our community.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Proverbs 15:15: A happy heart is like a continual feast.