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Everyone is completely enjoying this beautiful autumn weather and the beauty it affords. We are thankful for the rain we had last night. I am late in getting my news in but have been out of stamps and found one. Must get more stamps.
I haven’t had much company this week, but enjoyed my friends at church and Karen came by yesterday, as did Charlie who came loaded down with bounty from his garden. Now I must cook green beans, sweet potatoes turnips, squash and peel cucumbers. I have lettuce to gather from my container garden and all that is lacking is cornbread and chicken strips. As Grandpa Jones would say, “Nothing beats country cookin’.”
Charlie visited with Mike and Lucy Jones Sunday. Their son and sons-in-law were there putting a roof over their trailer. Health issues forced Mike to retire and he is now able to work some and is fixing up his place. We praise the Lord for the miracles he is doing and especially for restoring his ability to enjoy life and to make his family and friends happy with his “uplifting” ways. Mike is an Ozark treasures and has many friends rejoicing together.
Jim and Jean Frye had their son, Rusty and his granddaughter, Autumn, for dinner Sunday. Also their daughter, Jamie and Danny Dry and son, Benji.
I enjoyed church services Sunday and the specials and the congregational singing. Our new member, Marvin Aggleston brought a Bible inspired message. We welcome him and his wife, Mary, as assets to our church.
Burr and his boys now call themselves “The Little Creek Jesus Freaks” and are getting better all the time with improving their musical talents. They played and sang the most beautiful hymn of all time, “Amazing Grace” and their rendition was done Bluegrass style. Devon had worked on and put the chords above the lines so they would more easily know when to change chords on the song. We all applaud them for using their talents for the Lord Jesus. Their class includes Devon, Joseph, James and Trevor and they are commendable young men.
I rode with Burr to Cabool after dinner Sunday and visited my grandson, Aaron. We are looking forward to the time when he can be home and in church. In the meantime Aaron has learned and is still learning that there are consequences to our actions and that we have choices that determine the kind of life we will lead. Aaron is more content with being in one place for any length of time and is learning respect for authority and for behaviors. Please remember him in your prayers. He is worth salvaging from an irresponsible life.
We came back by for evening services and a relaxed and worshipful time. We were rewarded with an inspiring message give by Ruth Taber. She passionately described and brought to life the disciple who loved Jesus above all else and remained true to his faith after he was restored and fully forgiven after having denied Christ through times. Ruth read passages from several chapters about Simon Peter and we all came away with a better understanding of the life and times of Peter.
Jamie sang two beautiful songs. Sh has such a beautiful voice and God given talent. I can truthfully say she sings better than any of the women I have heard. She and Ruth sing good together.
Tony Ingerson is going to make a recording of old time gospel songs with all the local talent on it. I can’t wait.
I will stop and let Vonda be my Pony Express and hand deliver my news so maybe it will get there on time.
Be happy and make someone else happy.