Thursday, January 25, 2007
Lena Faye Work honored on 86th birthday
Thanks to Mary Minor, who visited me Monday, for the wonderful pictures she brought and a 2007 Gurley Calendar. One picture, taken on Dec. 23, her mom’s (Mary Lois Gurley) birthday, was in The South Reporter. They celebrated Christmas that day in Red Banks at the home of Kyle Poole and family. Others pictured were the new grandson of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, Colton Michael Muraco, son of Mike and Holley Muraco; another son, 4-year-old Jordon, was pictured with his baby brother. Another group of pictures were taken at the Potts Camp Homecoming. I enjoyed seeing all the former ball players with T.M. Stone, also the family of Annie R. and T.M. with him. Thanks, Mary.
My friend, Lena Fay Work, was honored twice on her 86th birthday, Jan. 15. An early party was held on Saturday by her children and grandchildren at the home of Connie and Andy Work. They served ice cream and cake. On Jan. 15, her real birthday, Lena Fay’s sisters, Hazel Foote, Pauline Hutchens and Marie Smith, and her one brother honored her with a celebration. We hope she has many more happy birthdays.
“You Must Believe”
When faith grows dim in the darkest night; You must believe God makes things right; When belief is strong and joy surrounds; You must believe God’s love abounds; When prayers go up to heaven above; you must believe God responds with love; When it may seem He doesn’t hear; You must believe God’s always near; You must believe God has a plan; Which we are a part, but don’t understand; You must believe your prayers are heard; You must believe and accept God’s word. —Lindy’s Newsletter
Prayer: Dear God, renew our love for you, and help us to share that love so the world will know our Saviour, Jesus Christ. In His name, Amen.
I. Life is one of God’s greatest gifts to us; how we use it is our gift to Him.
II. The world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love. There is nothing in life that love cannot change. To know love, open your heart to Jesus; show love, open our heart to others. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
III. Prayer changes things! If we will only ask Him, God will give us strength during bad times; He will not only help us, but others around us that we pray for, also.
IV. The Christ who calls us to take His message to the whole world, first calls us to love Him, then our service flows through this love.
Jack Clayton of Bardwell, Ky., spent a week recently with his dad, Joel and Joyce Clayton.
A late Christmas dinner was held while Jack was here for the Clayton family at the home of Ralph and Kay Clayton. Others attending were Roger and Cathy Clayton and family of New Albany and Cary and Joann Mayer and family and Joyce Clayton. A relative, Edna Faye Goode, stayed with Joel so Joyce could attend the dinner.
Geraldine Brewer of Olive Branch spent last week with her sister, Marjorie and Henry Clifton. She had eye surgery while staying with them. Get well wishes to her.
We are thankful that Ann Mann, a special family friend, is improving in rehab in Memphis after suffering a stroke. She is the sister of Doris Goode and Jerry Vanzant in Hickory Flat. Pray for her.
Mr. Vast has returned home from the hospital, but is still seriously ill.
Happy birthday to Mitch Stone on Jan. 22; to his dad, T.M. Stone, on Jan. 24; to Jimmy Hart on Jan. 26; to Christopher Rowland on Jan. 28; to Jeanette Stone on Jan. 30. Happy birthday to Tommy Howell on Jan. 30; and Floyd Edwards on Jan. 31.
Prayer list: Roy Foote, Mary Jo McCallum, Jean Derryberry, Ann Mann, Donna Marett, Joel Clayton, Ella Rea Whaley, Jessie Pipkin, Betty Fincher, Lena Fay Work, Maxine Potts, Lina Mae Rhea, Joe McCallum, Charles and Nadine Vest.
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