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Last Weeks News – Hello folks. We’re getting a nice, slow rain today; which is wonderful. I hear that our first frost and hard freeze is to take place sometime this week. I’m not looking forward to that, but I’m sure we will have some more beautiful weather to enjoy before real winter weather hits. I’ve been gradually gathering in my green tomatoes to ripen inside the house or use to cook fried green tomatoes for Gary. He loves them!
Gary and I visited with Pam Shell and Bill Holland one day last week. Pam has been clearing her garden too. She grew several different kinds of squash this year. She canned and froze a lot of it. With the way groceries are climbing in price, I’m sure more and more folks are going back to planting gardens. If one does not have a large space for a garden, just do what Pam does and plant vegetables in different spots all over your yard. It works for her.
While we were visiting with Pam and Bill, Eloise Hallmark and her daughter, Miranda, came to visit them too. We all had a good visit together.
Jeane Huff stopped in at our house to see how Gary and I were doing. She was happy to hear that we were both beginning to feel able to take care of some outdoor chores that we have had to put on hold since our respective surgeries that took place recently. It is so good to feel good again.
Church attendance at Red Bank was a little lower than usual this Sunday. Our pastor was missing from the pulpit because he answered the call to preach the morning sermon for those attending the Church service held at the Glade Top Trail. Some of our congregation also attended this special, outdoor service. Sunday school took place as usual at Red Bank Church. Most of the children were present for Children’s Church. They always enjoy singing together and often ask for their favorite song to be sung. This Sunday’s flannel graph lesson, taken from Acts 17, was about how the Apostle Paul, Silas and Timothy made sure that God’s Word was read where ever they met with the people. Sometimes they were met with great opposition from trouble making factions that wanted to keep them from teaching and preaching the truth of God’s Word, but God always provided a way for them to escape, brutal treatment. We too need to read God’s Biblical instruction not only for guidance, but to make sure that what we hear or read from others is the REAL TRUTH, and not just their interpretation.
Everyone is excited about the fish fry and barbeque event to be held at Red Bank Church Sat. Oct. 29 at 12:00 noon. Plan to bring a side dish of salad, veggies or desert and join in the fun and fellowship. Games and prizes are being planned for the children that attend.
Sunday afternoon, Gary and I grabbed a snack and then went to visit with Maxine Lirley. I saw several medals hanging on the wall of her room from the Senior Olympics she took part in last week. Among them were three gold medals, two or three silver medals and one bronze medal. It sounded like all the residents had a great time competing in the games. Jeane Huff also joined us in visiting with Maxine. While we were there, Sue Brown stopped in at Maxine’s room to let us know that the singing group she plays the piano for called, Faithful, was scheduled to perform there shortly. We all made sure to make our way to the dining hall to enjoy their music program. We were not disappointed. They had been practicing new music and sung them for us. These new songs had a snappy tempo and a story to share about God’s love and His plan for our Salvation. The residents and we, alike, felt blessed and revived to hear God’s Word expressed through this group’s dedicated musical talents.
That’s all the news I have for now. Take care. God loves you. Love Him back with all your heart; your mind; your strength; and your soul. Give Him ALL of you.