Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sunday School class enjoys swimming party at home of Kay and Laura Wheeler
Hallie Kazemba spent the weekend with her grandparents, Betty and Daryl Kazemba, in Horn Lake.
Caitlyn Brooks spent Saturday with her friend, Lauren Quick, in Byhalia.
In Lexington, Ky., for the Ole Miss ballgame on Saturday were Jimmy and Martha Thomas, Brent, Lorena and Gary Adams and Charlie and Jane Farris.
Becky Cupp and Billy and Tammy Cupp attended the joint birthday parties of Cade and Lexi Cupp in Collierville, Tenn., on Sunday afternoon.
Kay and Laura Wheeler hosted the First Presbyterian Church’s “little children’s” Sunday School class Sunday afternoon. The children enjoyed an afternoon of “showers” in the swimming pool and grilled hotdogs. Those who attended were Mary Neely and Jake Jones, Caitlyn and Grady Brooks and Mabry Freeland.
Jim and Martha Thomas just returned from a 10-day driving tour. They started with a trip to Columbia, Mo., for the Ole Miss - Missouri game. There they ran into Mark Miller and Ki Jones who were there for a golf and football outing. After the game, the Thomases proceeded to Hannibal, Mo., to tour the boyhood home of Samuel Clements - better known as Mark Twain. Then on to Bardstown, Ky. - the bourbon capital of the world where they toured Heaven Hill and Maker’s Mark distilleries. Bardstown is also the childhood home of the Unsinkable Molly Brown. After arriving in Lexington, Ky., they were surprised to find that their horse farm tour included both an introduction to a multi-million dollar stallion whose colt had just sold for $1.2 million at the yearling sale and a trip to the sale at Keeneland Race Track. No horses were purchased by the Thomas family! One additional side trip took them to the Shaker Village at Mt. Pleasant, Ky., where they spent over three hours observing and hearing the history of the Shaker religion in the United States. While walking to the football game on Saturday afternoon, they were happily surprised to see Charlie and Jane Farris who were tailgating Ole Miss style. They were able to visit with Seth Adams and family (Gary, Lorena and Brent) after the ballgame before the team departed for the airport. The only downsides to the trip were the two losses Ole Miss sustained.
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Versheta Jones to wed D. Leon Cistrunk September 30 at the Oxford Conference Center
Evelyn Jones would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Versheta Jones to D. Leon Cistrunk, the son of the late Janice Marie Cistrunk, on September 30, 2006.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Columbus James of Holly Springs and the late Mae Liza James. She is a 1998 graduate of Byhalia High School. She is also an alumna of Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor of accountancy degree. She is currently employed as an accounts payables analyst with Jabil Incorporated.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cistrunk and Mr. and Mrs. Brady Dawkins. He is a 1995 graduate of Louisville High School. He is an alumnus of The University of Mississippi where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems (MIS). He is currently employed at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare as a systems analyst.
Family and friends are cordially invited to come join them in celebrating their new beginning on September 30, 2006 at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, at 3 p.m. (reception immediately following ceremony).
Emma Beth new member of Mayer family
Chad, Mary Beth and big brother Jackson proudly introduce the newest addition to the Mayer family, Emma Beth. Emma was born on June 28, 2006 at 10:37 a.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. She weighed eight pounds, five ounces and was 19 inches long.
Her grandparents are Cary and JoAnn Mayer of Potts Camp, Kimmy and Mary Jane Dobbs of Myrtle and Ricky and Stephanie Moorman of Etta.
Her great-grandparents are Joel Clayton of Potts Camp, Billy and Jane Myers of Myrtle and Catherine Moorman of New Albany.
New Age celebration and baptism
This past weekend I went to Atlanta to see my granddaughter, her husband, and three of the greatest great-grandchildren in the world. You wouldn’t believe how beautiful they all are! All of them look like their other grandmothers. One of the reasons I went was to see the children baptized.
The church was a New Age Church whose pastor had graduated from the Baptist Seminary. The church was a huge interdenominational church and had chairs, no pews. They were four mega movie screens focused on the stage so you could see from any angle. First on the program was the New Age music.
It’s easy to distinguish as all the contemporary young people who wrote it, wrote one or two sentences and it is repeated over and over about 10-12 times in a monotone. Young people with guitars or other instruments sang the new songs opening the service.
Then the dynamic ex-weight lifter youth preacher comes to the stage. He was dressed in a T-shirt. The denomination consists of all people, young and old, every color. I was the most dressed up one of the whole crowd, which was strictly casual.
The preacher’s sermon was part one of a series of sermons he would do in the next few weeks and today it was “Personal Financial Audit”, which was really good.
He said the source of the problems is “impulse spending” and scripture behind it was Proverbs 21:5. It is to act without thinking. You need to ask God to cosign your checks.
The next step was spending by credit based on Proverbs 22:7 where we build up credit for this or that or everything you want without thinking about going deeper and deeper in debt. Then overeating or binge eating is disastrous and is part of not being disciplined, Proverbs 21:20. Ask the Lord to help keep you in check.
Next was plastic surgery, where you take the credit cards in one hand, take the scissors in the other hand and cut the cards into little pieces. You only need one credit card in case of emergencies. If God can’t co-sign the check, He can’t protect you. Do you want that? Build a (Colossians 3:17) financial dashboard. Romans 13:8, You tell your money where to go, don’t let someone else tell you how to spend your money.
There are about 7,000 ads that come into your life daily. Keep a time calendar and a money calendar. Luke 14:28 was the source for that one. Know where your money is going.
When the service was over, everyone got up, milled around, refreshed themselves, bought things in the lobby such as books, tapes, etc., and then went back to the sanctuary for the baptizing. The baptismal appeared when several partitions were taken from the floor of the stage. A boy and a girl probably about 12 years old read the scriptures and announced the candidates for baptism. After each baptizing the audience cheered, hoorayed, and clapped with happiness for this momentous occasion.
Afterward everybody stayed and there was a New Age Celebration of games and song and food. It was very different from any other baptizing I have ever been to. It was a very special weekend and one to be remembered forever.
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