Thursday, January 4, 2007
Family and friends enjoy the Christmas holidays together
Congratulations to Lori Lynn Whaley and Jennifer Michele Lemons of Potts Camp, who were among the students who were listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall 2006 semester.
Donna Marrett is still making quilts at age 93; she lives in Cornersville; I talk to her on the phone; she’s a good friend.
Joyce Clayton’s family were her dinner guests on Christmas Day; they are her daughter, Merion and David Hunsucker of Ashland; her granddaughter, Tammie and Kinsey Cobb of Myrtle and her son, Lynn and Martha Goolsby and children Hanna and Jamie. Joel Clayton is feeling better at home after staying a few days in the hospital. Say a prayer for him.
We are thankful that Floy Ash and grandson, Evan Watts were not more seriously hurt in a car accident. They spent some time in the hospital.
The family of Fred and Mary Jo Whaley met at their home on Saturday night for a Christmas dinner. Those attending were Rodney and Betty Whaley and their children, Amanda and Kent Smith and little Jack Whaley, also Kent’s mother Jackie; Stacy and Jerry Morrison and baby John Greg, and also Lori, a college student. Another son, Brett, and Michelle Whaley was present with his children, Neil and Makenzee.
Happiness isn’t found by pursuing it. It is a by-product of seeking an ever-closer walk with God. When we do, we will find a depth of happiness no person or thing can give.
Are you burdened for someone who needs the Lord? Keep praying and loving them “in deed and in truth.” I John 3:18
O give us homes built firm upon the Savior, when Christ is Head and Counselor and Divine, Where every child is taught His love and favor, and gives His love to Christ, the crucified.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16
One delightful day, along life’s way someone hurt my heart, and it sounded like the pain would never depart. As I walked away, I slowly began to pray, and for the life of me, my enemy I no longer see. I have forgotten, the pain is gone, for the hurt, God gave me a song; Life goes rolling on, I love to forget, I live to forgive.
II. Prayer: Dear God, Help me to reach out to people in the world with loving and caring deeds and thoughts. For Christ’s sake, Amen.
III. How foolish of us to try to carry all our burdens ourselves, when Jesus asks us to “Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7
One Who Cares
There is one we can lean on in times of great despair; He knows our many heartaches; he sees our every care; There’s one who sees each tear that falls, and feels the throbbing pain; He longs to draw us close to Him, and revive our souls again. Their friend I tell you of, Sweet Jesus is His name. No matter what besets the soul, He is always just the same. So lean upon His strength today; He’ll bring you safely through. For when the nights seem darkest, His love will rescue you. —Lindy’s newsletter
Family members of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Stones were their guests on Christmas Day. It was a happy time.
Betty Greer was among the large group of friends who honored Mrs. Archie Bowling on her 90th birthday at Macedonia Church recently. They taught school together at West Union School.
We send our love and sympathy to Dorothy Frayser and family in the death of her son, James Frayser, age 67. Services were held Thursday at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. He was a member there. Burial was in Frayser Cemetery in Potts Camp area.
Liesa G. Blond, daughter of Betty and David Greer, brought her family from San Antonio, Tx., to see us during Christmas; she has six children, four girls and two boys. Lilah, the oldest, is working and going to college. I was really happy to see them when they visited me on Wednesday. Others who came on Sunday were Jimmy and Martha’s children, David Hollingsworth and daughters, Suzette and Sarah Lambert of Palmetto, Sonya Kidd of Pass Christian, Vickie and Earl Winter of Nashville, Tenn. and daughter Lindsey, and Betty Greer. I talked to Jimmy and Martha and Danny on the phone and they sent gifts.
Thanks to Rodney Whaley and daughter Lori who visited me and brought some nice gifts from Potts Camp Bank.
The Homecoming festivities are Jan. 7. We hope it is a big success.
Prayer list: Joel Clayton, Ann Mann, Lena Fay Work, Louise Pruitt, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Mae Rhea, Maxine Thomas, Willie Thomas Wicker, Floy Ash, Evan Watts, Donna Marrett, Betty Fincher, Roy Foote, Jessie Pipkin, Ollie Mansel, Charles and Nadine Vest; all who suffer. Pray for us to have peace, and our leaders, also those who have lost loved ones.
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