Thursday, December 21, 2006
Bethlehem Methodist members enjoy Christmas dinner
Congratulations to the staff of The South Reporter for the wonderful Christmas pictures and articles in last week’s paper. The story of the birth of Jesus never grows old.
Bethlehem Methodist Church had Christmas dinner at their church on Sunday after church services; a large crowd attended. Rev. Don Newton is pastor of the three churches on the Potts Camp charge.
I would like to thank friends and family for making my birthday such a big success.
Thanks to Potts Camp Methodist Church and Bethlehem Church for the food and fruit.
Young Evan Watts has been visiting his grandmother, Floy Ash. He was injured last year in a car accident. He is also Flick Ash’s grandson. Evan is planning to live with his brother at the home of his Aunt Liesa at Petal, and attend school there. We are thankful that he has recovered from serious injuries.
A Christmas singing was held at Potts Camp School on Thursday; a large crowd attended.
Joel Clayton is home from the hospital. Say a special prayer for him.
Andy and Connie Work spent a week before Christmas at Gatlinburg.
We hope everyone has a happy, safe Christmas. God loves you and so do I.
Kristie Fincher from Horn Lake visited her mother, Bonnie Gurley, recently. Bonnie’s mother, Louise Pruitt, had recent surgery on her feet. Get well wishes to her.
Betty Fincher goes to rehab several days a week for her broken arm. We hope it begins to heal soon.
We are looking forward to Liesa G. Blond, my granddaughter, and her children visiting us during Christmas, from San Antonio, Tx.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in a manger. Luke 2:9-16
Some of the ways to make your light shine are pray with love, work with joy, share what you have, live simply, love deeply, dream from your heart and thank God always.
Try to make each day better than the day before as we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Love is the greatest gift you can give anyone.
Prayer: Help me dear Lord to be honest and true, In all that I say, and all that I do, Give me the courage to do what is right, To bring to the world a glimpse of your light. For Christ’s sake, amen.
Prayer list: Joel Clayton, Charles and Nadine Vest, Marie Smith, Jean Derryberry, Betty Fincher, Louise Pruitt, Rev. Jim Buchanan, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Mae Rhea, Lina Fay Work, Juanita Howell, Roy Foote, Willie Wicker, Ollie Mansel, Jessie Pipkin, Joe McCallum, Martha Ross.
Back in the early ’90s, we had a bad ice storm. Betty and David had gone to San Antonio, Tx., to see Liesa and family, and I had planned to spend a few days in Tupelo with Jimmy and Martha and family.
When the ice storm hit, the gas was frozen up in Tupelo and the roads were covered with ice and snow. I was here alone, but thankful I had gas heat here. I asked the Lord for help. About 1 a.m., Rev. Steve Wilson and a friend, a nice young man, knocked on my door.
They had brought me a basket full of good things to eat, and spent several hours with me talking and praying for me. I felt like I had been to church services when they left. They were the only people I saw that day.
Since I’ve grown older, I realize that God sends people to help us when we need them. I’ll never forget Steve and Pat Wilson.
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