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As the song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that the ground was covered with snow this morning with more coming down. Our daughter and her family are traveling from Florida to visit us during the Christmas holiday and they are hoping to have some snowy days while they are here. I guess it’s no fun having to spend Christmas in 80 degree weather. That was the temperature there when I talked with them Sunday. I have a feeling that they might get their wish this year.
Visiting with Maxine Lirley last week was Jeane Huff and Gary and Alice Lirley. Maxine had just won a game of BINGO when Gary and I arrived to visit her. We sat with her in activity room until she finished playing the last game which was called, “Cover All.” Willene Adams won that game. I’ll tell ya; those Hall sisters are hard to beat.
Gary and I visited with Pam Shell and Bill Holland one day last week. Pam was busy making some of her delicious Thai soup. She sat Gary and me down to eat a bowl of it. All I can say is, “Yum!”
Jeane Huff stopped by our house earlier this week to see how we were perking. She found us both feeling much better now that the flu/cold symptoms have left us. My problems came mostly from a severe sinus infection. It took a shot of antibiotics and about ten days of taking antibiotic pills to cure that.
Church at Red Bank began with hymns led by Jake Hampton. Brother Jerry was on hand to welcome members and guests. Special music was offered by Eloise Hallmark. She sang a beautiful Christmas song. Her delightful voice needed no accompaniment; she sang it a cappella. The announcements were that the regular, monthly business meeting will be held Wednesday night, Dec. 7, and that the Red Bank Christmas program will be held on the evening of Dec. 18. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is to bring their favorite finger food or Christmas dessert for a fellowship supper after the program.
Luke 2:1-18 and Isaiah 6: 1-8 was the Bible text Brother Les chose for the morning sermon. Isaiah, even though he felt unworthy, said to God, “Here am I; send me.” We, who believe the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus, the prophesied Messiah, should put all our self consciousness, selfishness and self pity aside and say to our Lord and Master, “ Here am I, send me wherever you need me to serve; be it to another country far away or in and around my own back yard.” God calls each of His Children to some kind of service. Our real happiness in the life lies within our willingness to serve His purpose instead of our own.
Visiting with Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin Sunday afternoon was Gary and Alice Lirley. Also paying the Laughlins a visit was Bill Harper.
That’s all the news I have for now. Have fun Christmas shopping. Remember the real reason for the Christmas Season, and share that Spirit of Christmas with others.