Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
The Sabbath explicated
Having a hard time getting started today, tired of body and mind I guess. Does that mean I'm getting old?
Sunday as always was good with the singing service and specials and with visitors with us. Always happy when we have several visitors.
Butch spoke to us from 1st Samuel 15:23, 14, 22-23 and on Sunday night, a very inspiring message for me from Luke 6. The sermon was simply “The Sabbath,” a day to stop and reflect and be thankful. Bringing with this message what he remembered as what it was like "back then.” I, too, remember when "nothing" was opened on Sundays. You learn early that if you need anything from the store get it before Sunday. And everyone ate at home on Sundays. Do you ever want it to be just a little of what it was back then? I do. I have so many memories of our Sundays back when I was a child, then a teenager. I remember when some of the first stores began opening on Sunday. Some felt it was a terrible sin not to honor the Lord at this time. Sometimes I still feel that way.
Against the Downpour had a great time in Alabama last weekend, so much experience for them. Then on Friday night a great time was had at Moon's Grove Baptist Church in Comer.
Last Tuesday night the special Bible classes sponsored by Antioch Baptist College got off to a good start. A good crowd was there for the opening night. Classes start around 7 p.m. and are being held in the fellowship building.
The ladies of LIFT are busy working on several projects: the Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child, the special blankets, lap throws, etc., plus we will be planning for Old-Fashioned Day coming up in October.
Several new occasions are being planned. Listen and watch for what's in store in the near future.
Ruby Guinn was delighted to have her sister visiting with us for both services on Sunday. We welcome you Mary Sauls. Come as often as you can.
Also visiting on Sunday were two of our grandsons. The story begins, these three boys always spend their birthday together, usually on a trout fishing trip and camping in the Dillard area. This year they chose to spend it with us, and you can only imagine how this filled this old gal's heart with joy. Trae being the oldest, then Curtis and Chuck were born, and we were disappointed that the No. 2 grandson had a job commitment in Austin, Texas, and did not get to be with us. Thank you boys for such a delightful weekend. Joining us on Saturday for a surprise celebration were Amber and Ariel, Susanne, Bailey and Anna, and Alfred and Maudie Buice.
Thank you to the two wives that so generously let these two come for the weekend.
Ramsey and Becky Simmons enjoyed a trip to North Georgia, the Dillard area, where they ate at the Dillard House and went rafting, something I've never had the nerve to do. Also Tyler Ward enjoyed rafting this weekend.
So many are trying to get in just a few more days of summer fun.
Our church family sends sympathy to the Mark Roling family in his recent death. I did not have the pleasure of knowing this man, but I know how it feels to lose a loved one. My love and sympathy, also.
Belated anniversary wishes for Tonya and Richard Ferguson on the 18. Happy birthday to Jamie Sears on the 31. Anniversary blessings for my grandchildren, Trae and Amber Holmes, who will celebrate on the 29.
So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the August 23, 2012 edition