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Greetings to everyone. The Sunday Church attendance was good at Red Bank this week. Brother Jake opened the morning service by leading in hymns. A hearty greeting was provided by Brother Jerry before dismissing everyone to their respective Sunday school class. After a good lesson from Colossians 2:8-23, on keeping Christ, the Son of God, the center of our doctrinal belief, everyone gathered to Worship the Lord in songs and with tithes and offerings. Sister Eloise Hallmark provided the congregation with a song of inspiration. Jennifer Lakey gave a mission, birthday offering for her husband, Lee, who was not able to attend because of illness. We pray that he is feeling better by now. It was good to see the Moreland family all well and back with us this Sunday. Noah and Abby enjoyed being in their new class that just began last week. Their teacher is Tattie Maggard. Chandlyn Nelson and Star Harness also enjoyed being in that class with them.
Brother Les chose Scripture from Jeremiah 17 and 18 for the morning sermon. These Scriptures, in essence, warned the Israelite people to repent from their evil ways or they would experience the wrath of God. Brother Les reminded us that we need to keep America a Godly country and not stray from His will or we also may find ourselves facing God’s wrath. Each individual has a part in keeping America a Holy nation by obeying God’s Word. Chapter 17:7-8 says, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out his roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” In other words, we are blest by being blessed in God’s sight; and so will our country be.
Gary and I did a little shopping in Ava last week, and stopped in to visit with Maxine Lirley before we returned home. We didn’t find her in her room so we went looking for her. A friend said that she had gone to the exercise room for her daily work out. I guess that is what keeps her so spry and alert.
Anyway, we headed down the long hall to find her, but she met us before we wore ourselves out walking all that way. I think it was us that needed to get on that tread mill. She wasn’t even breathing hard. I teased her about trying to make us look bad by exercising and staying in better shape than we were. That’s what is called being a good example to your kids.
My niece called me from Wichita, Ks. today and said that they had a real bad storm yesterday. She said that they had high winds along with a hard rain and a hail storm that produced a lot of nickel and quarter sized hail. I told her that all we had some high wind and rain late last night. I’m thankful that we get good weather here most of the time. I’m looking forward to spring so I can get outside and work in my garden. We’ll be knocking on the door of March in about a week, so it won’t be long.
Until next week; stay warm, stay well and stay close to the Lord.