Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Lynn, Martha and Jamie Goolsby vacation in Gatlinburg
Lynn and Martha Goolsby and son Jamie enjoyed spending several days recently on vacation at Gatlinburg, Tenn. Their teenage daughter, Hanna, was a guest of her grandmother, Joyce Clayton, while they were gone. They enjoyed visiting friends and relatives and eating out at the cafe while she was there.
Another recent guest of Joyce Clayton was Vadie Mae Guthrie of the Macedonia Community. Her daughter, Debbie from Memphis, came with her.
We extend our deepest sympathy and love to Francis and Andria Redding in the recent death of her brother, Edward P. Crosley of Clarendon, Ark. He died Sunday, Sept. 23; he was 88 years old.
Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth of Tupelo enjoyed a recent trip to Branson, MO. in their camper. They stopped to see me.
“Ye are of God, little children and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I. As a child of God we are called to be alert to the needs of the lonely, sick, disabled, homeless, grieving or anyone who needs a helping hand.
II. The wonderful gift of the love of God was never intended to be kept to ourselves. People everywhere are hungry for the reality of a personal touch with God.
III. There is nothing needed in daily living so much as human beings who reflect the true image of the living Christ.
IV. To become like Jesus is to learn to love like He loved.
V. Lord, help us show compassion to a world that’s lost in sin, so when we share the gospel, hungry souls for Christ we’ll win.
Take time to pray, it helps to bring God near and washes the dust of earth from our eyes. Take time for friends, they are the sources of happiness. Take time to work, it is the price of success. Take time to read, it is the foundation of knowledge. Take time to think, it is the source of power. Take time to laugh, it is the singing that helps with life’s loads. Take time to love, it is the one sacrament of life. Take time to dream, it hitches the soul to the stars. Take time to play, it is the secret of youth. Take time to worship, it is the highway to reverence. (Taken from an old Christmas card.)
Happy birthday to Michelle Randolph Oct. 2, to Rebecca Colhoun on Oct. 1. Happy birthday to my son, Jimmy Hollingsworth on Oct. 3; also Preston Poole and Ralph Bridges on Oct. 3, and to Joe Dickey on Oct. 4.
Happy birthday to James Dean Potts (my nephew) on Oct. 5; to Juanita Fox on Oct. 8 and to twins, Whitney and Brittany Bridges on Oct. 9.
Happy birthday to Margaret Wilson on Oct. 10 and Margaret Hart on Oct. 22.
Prayer list: Betty Lee Maxey, Gerry Vanzant, Henry Clifton, Donna Marett, Connie Work, Diane Clayton, Adelle Hudson, Martha Ross, Jean Derryberry, Juanita Howell, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Mae Rhea, Willie Thomas Wicker, Joe and Jean McCallum, Roy and Hazel Foote. Pray for others who are sick and sad. Until next week, God bless.
When I was a child, a preacher named Dr. Lowdy came to our town one summer to board at Mrs. Boatner’s house and preach a revival at the Christian Church. It was a white frame church with a tall steeple, similar to the Methodist Church, where we worshiped at that time. It was located near the Boren’s two-story house on Church Street.
Dr. Lowdy had preached one sermon, and the second night the church was filled with people waiting for the services to start. They didn’t know that behind the church two of the church leaders were talking to Dr. Lowdy. They wanted him to change the way he preached.
He refused, so the revival was moved to the new Potts Camp School auditorium (school built in 1925).
If the revival hadn’t been changed to the school, I would never have been able to attend. We lived near the school, so Mother let me attend services with my friend, Gerry Alvis and her family.
I really enjoyed the singing, and learned many new hymns. “When They Ring Those Golden Bells” was one of them.
Dr. Lowdy stood posters on the stage and would point to them as he spoke. When he talked about the atom bomb, I began to listen; he said that if it was split the world would be destroyed. Dr. Lowdy held services about two or three weeks. I didn’t miss a service, but over the years I forgot all about him.
When the atom bombs were used in Japan during World War II to stop the war, I thought of Dr. Lowdy. He was a smart man! Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person living that remembers him.
Maybe God sent him to warn the people how dangerous atom bombs were. God sends people today to warn us that judgment day will come when we are not expecting it. We should all be ready.
Jesus died to save all of us from our sins! We praise His holy name!
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