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The cool, crisp weather sure has been nice. Pray for rain, it sure is hard on the farmers feeding hay and the shortage of water in the ponds.
Thursday night we had a good number out for learning to study your Bible with Melany Stevens and her assistant, Hayley Roberts, at Garrison Baptist Church.
Sunday, 57 were present at Garrison. We had a great service. Sunday night the church had pizza, cake and ice cream for my birthday and it was David Guerin’s Sunday. He went and visited his wife in the hospital and made it back to church. We ate pizza and salad and drank sodas. We had a short business meeting and Hayley Roberts joined our church. James had Melany Stevens to come up front, she and Hayley are missionaries. John Hayley’s husband, also came up per James request and talked about him helping her. David Guerin prayed for his wife. We had circle prayer and shook hands with Hayley. As James said we had another good weekend. It was good to have Phyllis Pettit, Angie Smith and Brock with us and Melissa Payne’s mother and grandmother.
Everyone is welcome at Garrison during any or all services. Come hear an old country fellow preach God’s love. We appreciate everyone for a great birthday, beautiful card and nice gift card. Love you all.
Visitors of George and Janie Morrison recently were Phyllis Bloomer and grandson, Wyatt Gastineau. Phyllis and Janie attended the bullrides at Ozark. Other visitors of the Morrisons were Dillon and Carol Morrison, Brandon and Gary Morrison and James and Linda Orick.
I wrote last week that Tammy Stevens’ dad, had kidney stones and in the hospital. Wrong, it was, Mike Stevens’ step-dad. I did good on this one.
Our great niece, Shelby Crossland’s picture was in the news paper – “Responsible” students earn off campus lunch and making good choices. Way to go, Shelby! Young people need help in the world we live in now. We have relatives who need prayer for making wrong choices. No one has a perfect family. No perfect person, but Jesus.
Sunday, James and me took a walk. Keith Williams and his grandmother, Sybil Harvill, stopped for a chat. They had been to the Highlonesome Cemetery and were out driving around.
My birthday was Friday and James took me to Shoney’s to eat. Melissa Hutchison’s birthday is September 9th and one of her co-workers was treating her for lunch. Happy Birthday, Melissa! The free dessert you get for your birthday sure was something. I seen the pounds roll on me, so James and me took two walks one in the morning and again that evening. I appreciate all of you for the cards and gifts.
Janie Morrison visited Ortha Lawrence Friday. Ortha has a September birthday too. Happy Birthday Oratha, wish you many more.
Cammie Guerin had a bad stroke. We went to the hospital and saw her and the family. Her dad, is Kenneth Maggard, who has the furniture store in Sparta. She needs your prayers. Ralph and Melissa Hutchinson also visited her. She and Melissa are first cousins. Her husband, David, said Sunday at church she was gaining. She still can’t talk. Remember the lady she is a wife, mother and grandmother and she would love to talk to her grandkids. She is going through a lot of therapy.
John and Connie Siler along with 50 some family members enjoyed camping at Buck Creek.
Juanita Powell, Raina Powell and Crissie Coaltrain visited Juanita’s Dad, Jerry Nelson, Sunday. Doug Nelson visited through the week. Remember Wyatt Applegate, Jerry’s great-grandson. They operated on his lungs and had to go back in and put stints in. He is a little boy who has went through a lot.
After 59 years you see and hear a lot. Remember some of it. Forget a lot of it. I asked Bub Payne when are we eating the cake and ice cream, after pizza or have services and eat dessert later. He said after you blow out 59 candles. I asked him if anyone had a hair dryer. I believe on funniest videos they had an old women a birthday cake. She used the hair dryer to blow them out. Why waste all that breath. Someone puts a lot of candles on your cake for fun, get out the hair dryer.
God’s people are suppose to laugh and have a good time. If we were sour no one would want to be a Christian.
Stay safe, love God, He loves you.