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Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a good week. Seems like the days and weeks just fly and now August is almost gone and it only just started.
We had good services with Dyanna bringing the message; our lesson was informative from St. Matthew. Last week we studied of the virgin birth of Jesus and this week we got into the devil testing Christ; and he still doesn’t believe that he can be defeated. Christ said we must say, “Get thee behind me Satan for it is written.”
Jean sang a beautiful song that went right along with our lesson and Jamie, Ruth, Burr and boys Devon and Joseph sang and played. They had two requests from Kim.
Brian dismissed in prayer and he led prayer service.
We were all happy to have Kim and Allison in church. Kim is having serious health problems and wanted prayer; this is her home church and where she was saved and baptized many years ago.
Kim, my daughter, Ruby Lee, my granddaughter, and Allison, my only great granddaughter, came and spent the night with me Friday and also Saturday night. We came home from church and prepared chicken dinner enjoyed with all my children except Burr as well as my three grandchildren, Ruby Lee, Nicole, and Joseph.
Burr and Ruth went to West Plains to see Aaron Sunday afternoon.
Kasey came during the weekend and canned tomatoes and cucumber pickles and Karen and Nicole came by Friday afternoon. Kasey said, “Mom, do you think we can possibly eat all these tomatoes?” I told him if not they’ll keep in the jar and there might not be a good year for tomatoes next summer. Kasey also came by Sunday evening with me a new can opener and a picture of him and Terry. My old reliable rechargeable can opener finally stopped and I was struggling with the manual kind. Let me tell you I am not manually inclined because my hands do not work as they used to. Kevin had bought me my old can opener several years ago. My kids see that I have replacements and they are exceptionally good to me and as Dyanna often says, “I am so thankful.”
Burr and Ruth visited with Kim and I Saturday and put up a bathroom mirror for me. Kevin, Joseph and Kasey also came for a while.
Nicole Robertson visited with her father, Robert and his fiancée during the weekend after being at her mother, Karen’s and Gregs.
Charlie visited with Ray and Hester Tidwell one day and also with me. He distributed his very good sweet cucumbers to us.
Barney and Kiya Head had dinner Sunday with Jim and Jean; also Danny and Jamie were there and Rusty and Kevin came by for visits.
Larry Warrick came by for a very long over due visit. We had an enjoyable hour catching up with one another’s activities and discussing current events. An hour passed all too quickly. Larry has been a very good neighbor and friend for as long as we have lived in Wasola.
Norma Evans spent one evening with Greg and Karen and Greg’s brother, Roger, came Saturday. Greg has been fishing with Karen, Kevin, Kasey and Nicole and I think I heard someone say that he catches more fish when he goes alone.
I was about ready to finish my news letter for this week when Mike and Lucy Jones came. It was so good to see them and to talk for a while. They had been to see Charlie and came on over. Mike said while he was feeling good this morning that he had to come see me, but he grew tired and had to go home all too soon. He and Lucy appreciate prayer.
Also, I talked to Hester Tidwell and learned that Ray is in the hospital again. Hester is so tired but still mows the yard and does her own housework and has been a caregiver for as long as possible. She is an amazing and loving person and I admire Hester. They need your prayers. She appreciates Greg Twitty so much.
I guess something we come to know is that “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”