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Another holiday is quickly approaching.  It’s called, Mother’s Day.  Some of us still have our mothers with us and some of us don’t.  My own mother past away some time ago.  She was a very special mother.  She worked hard to care for her children and other family members and never failed to pray for each of them daily.  We were always in her heart and on her mind; day and night.  Many times when she had seemed to disappear from my sight, I found her in her bedroom kneeling by her bed praying.  She was always a strong minded lady, but she never forgot from whence her true strength came from.  She cared for others, and was ready and willing to help with whatever need they had.  She always cared enough to ask everyone that made their presence known in her life if they knew Jesus as their Savior. When I was around four years old, I became very ill with a dreaded disease called, Diphtheria. When the doctor told my parents that there was nothing he could do and that it was up to God whether I would live or die, she fell on her knees in that doctor’s office and asked God to spare her little girl.  My mother was like the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31: 10-31.  As it states in verse 28, her children arise up, and call her blessed:  her husband also, and he praiseth her.  I am happy to say that God has also blessed me with a mother-in-law that matches this blessed description of a virtuous woman.  Her family also arises to call her blessed.

Church attendance at Red Bank was a little low Sunday, but the spirit was high.  Brother Jake opened the service and prepared the congregation for Worship by leading in hymns.  Brother Jerry made everyone feel welcome and introduced the Sunday school lesson before dismissing them to their respective Sunday school class.  Brother Les announced that Red Bank’s Vacation Bible School will be held July 23-27.  John 14:15 was the focus Scripture for the morning sermon.  Jesus said, If ye love me, keep my commandments. “We are responsible for how others see Jesus through our devotion to God and his Commandments, “said Brother Les.  “But,” he continued, “Do we know what the Lord’s Commandments are?   Are they written anywhere?  Do we know where to find them? Have we broken any of them?  We prove our love for Him by obeying His Commandments and loving Him with all our heart, mind, soul and body.”    One can find the Ten Commandments God wrote for His Children to follow in Exodus 20.

Gary and I stopped by to visit with Maxine Lirley last Wednesday.  She was doing great.  We took a walk together in the Healthcare Center’s yard.  We sat on the benches next to the angel statue that she restored and repainted. It looked beautiful where it stood in the special area especially created for it.

Visiting with Pam Shell and Bill Holland was Brenda and Roy Reed.  Gary and I visited with them Monday.  One can usually find Pam working in her garden.   It’s amazing what she can grow in a relatively small space.  She definitely has a green thumb for growing vegetables and beautiful flowers.

Monday, Pam went with her neighbors, Justin and Veronica Piccinino to take in the festivities at Bakers Creek near Mansfield.  They enjoyed looking at all the plants and crafts displayed for sale, and listening to the wonderful music being played in and around the park.

That’s all the news for now.  Take care.  This was read on a church sign, “Tomorrows forecast:  God reigns and the Son shines.”

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