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Sometimes we forget just how blessed we truly are, and then we get reminded. At church Sunday night we had our youth night. The crowd was a little slow in arriving, but we did have a good group of kids show up. We had a special songs by Bud Hampton and his granddaughter, Jenny Brazeal, and a special by Miss Grace and then we had the group sing. This is a group of adults that used to sing every youth night, but we have been slacking. Donald said, he didn’t even know about this group, so it has been a long time since we had sung together. After the singing, we divided into two groups, adults against the youth. We played tic-tac-toe. If you have ever played this, you know it usually ends in the cat winning, unless you play using Bible Trivia questions. Yes, there is always someone that misses a question and the other team gets an advantage and then they win. I do have to tell you, that our youth won two out of three. I am so proud of the amount of Biblical knowledge our youth have and also so proud of our teachers who work so hard with these kids. Tammy Gunter even told us that two of her class can name the Ten Commandments almost word for word. That would be Sarah and Abby Hampton. Not too many adults can do that. Way to go girls. This was our last night to collect money for Bibles for our youth and we appreciate everyone for making this very successful. God had really blessed this project.
It was good to see the church yard mowed and looking good. Roger finally got a lawn mower so Kyle could get our lawn mowed. They had to make an extra trip and spend a little time Saturday, but it was worth it. It looked really good.
Sunday morning it was good to have Bro. Dennis in church with us, I think I heard him say, that Jenny wasn’t feeling well. Maybe next time she can come with him. We sure miss them in church. When you get to thinking about it, you could name lots of people that you miss not being in church with. Some are going to other churches, some just don’t go anywhere, and I just don’t know about some of our people. Make sure when the church doors are open, you are where you are supposed to be.
Last Sunday we had our business meeting to elect officers. We didn’t have very many turn out for it, several said they forgot. We voted in some people for jobs even though they weren’t there. They couldn’t aruge and say they didn’t want the job that way. Donald even got voted back in as our pastor. The Bible says that the church should all be in one accord, and this was one night everyone was definitely in one accord.
Our weekend has been busy, but a good kind of busy. Saturday Shawn and Miranda came out and ate lunch with me and left Braxton and Alexis with me to watch for a few hours. Kyle and Roger ate lunch when they got back from town. Sunday, after dinner, Courtney, Rilee and Logan came down and played for a while. Courtney had to bring us some of her birthday cake. She and Esther Johnson are both having a birthday the 22nd.
I didn’t make it to Ava this week to see my family in the nursing home so if they read this I hope they are doing well. With the bridge out on 76 for a while I will have to start remembeing to take 14 hwy. into town. But we still have things so much easier than they were a few years back. Just think I could have to take a horse and buggy all the way to town. See, there is always a positive way to look at every situation.
God wants us to always be the light that shines in the world, the one that makes a difference in someone’s life. Can you spread a little sunshine to someone this week and show them that ther is a God, and He is love.