Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
Not to worry, columnist is OK
Oh, my, goodness, last time I wrote was in early January. No, I'm not dead. I'm still alive.
And I do thank those that have called or e-mailed to see if I am OK. I have been sick for two whole weeks and today I am feeling like a human should feel. Thank you for your concern.
We came home from North Carolina on Tuesday the 22 after such a joyous time with the family and the wedding reception of Curtis and Roxana. I get this same crud every year about this time and I'm so thankful that it waited until all the festivities were over. Then James came down with this also, so both of us have been on strong antibiotics. Nothing doing for us, no church, no grocery store visits, and this is the barest that Mother Hubbard's cupboard has ever been.
I have missed church the last two weeks – and they have been LONG weeks – but I was able to get a little something to write about this week.
First of all I'd like to thank Shannon Busby's father, Mr. Long, for bringing his guitar and playing for the congregation singing. I really appreciate that. And to Janice Hightower for playing one Sunday morning. That was some consolation to me.
Butch took his message from John 5:30-37 on Sunday morning, preaching on "Misguided Commitment."
On Sunday night he spoke from Psalm 133:1-3, about "Unity and Harmony."
We welcome into our church family Mary Beacham who joined with us last week. We have had so many visitors lately and so happy to have them.
Don't forget our Wednesday night supper at 6:30, then the teaching on Christian Ethics at 7:15.
We are in the process of planning a big fundraiser for early spring. A churchwide yard sale is always a huge success. This time again we will sell homemade barbecue and the fixins, sell tickets for the drawing of several nice gifts, plus I hope to have maybe a few cakes, cookies, pies, etc. to sell and Alice and I are open for any other suggestions.
There's a planning committee, ladies, meeting tonight, Monday, and I will not be able to attend but I am getting enthused about this. If you have any gently used yard sale items that you would like to donate, please feel free to call any of the girls at our church and they can get the word to Alice Waddell or myself. Alice and I work together really hard to make this a successful money maker.
This Saturday night, the 9th, Tommy Abernathy will be at the ABC Auction in Crawfordville. He always brings a little bit of everything at great prices. Starts at 6 p.m., but plan to go early and eat with Pat at the snack bar.
While we were in North Carolina we had the joy of going to Danville, Va. for the day to visit with Chuck and Leah, our second grandson and his wife. They have bought a beautiful old house and are in the process of furnishing it with beautiful antiques. So enjoyed the day and the meal Leah prepared for us, plus the tour of the town of Danville. Also on Sunday night, Roxana and Curtis had all the crowd at their house to eat. She still had all her family from Arizona and Philadelphia plus Mark's mother, Lucia, who came down from New York. Enjoyed being with all these folks plus Jill and Mark, Gayle, who stayed over and rode back with us. What a great weekend.
Belated birthday wishes for Lou Comans who celebrated on the 3, and I hear that he was able to attend church and also sang a special and played the piano. So sorry I missed this. Happy birthday to Madisson Busby on the 5, Jared Jackson the 8, Cliff Walker the 9. Anniversary blessings for Kim and Rusty Johnson on the 5 and belated wishes for our daughter, Gayle, and Jimmy Holmes who celebrated 35 years on the 3.
I'm sorry, I feel as if I've let my readers down, but I just don't have a lot to talk about this week. Please pray for me that I will conquer this illness and be back to Sassy Mae soon.
Always pray for our great nation and our military and all our sick and those that have lost loved ones.
So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the February 7, 2013 edition.