Vacation Bible School at Brownwood will be June 8 – 12
By Margie Ward
I did not get to attend church Sunday morning and I was beginning to think I wouldn’t get to write your column this week. But as always God provides. My friend Kittie Mayfield took notes for me, so the column goes on. I appreciate her doing this for me. I missed church because my son-in-law Billy Phillips had a heart attack Saturday night. Julie carried him to Morgan Memorial and he was treated and made as comfortable as possible there, then they transferred him to Athens Regional by ambulance, where he was admitted to the cardiology C floor. They began immediately doing all the necessary test including heart cauterization, which showed two blocked arteries. They told us if anything was wrong they would correct the problem before bringing him to the Cardiac Care Unit, so two stints were inserted. He has more blockages but the doctor said Billy would have to heal from this procedure first, then they would decide on what to do next. Sonny and I went over there on Saturday night to be with Julie. I have never seen doctors and nurses work so fast and so efficient. They all knew exactly what to do to make a big difference in an individual’s life. We thank God for giving them the ability to minister to others through these trying times. We all appreciate your prayers.
On Sunday morning a good attendance present with visitors. We welcome each one to our church and hope you were blessed by coming and will come again. All mothers present were recognized. Annette, Savannah, Madison and Sigrid Duren sang, “Masterpiece.” The Praise Team sang, “Sing for Joy.” Another special, “Two little feet,” by Peggy Harper and Christy Brown. Special music by Connie and Anthony Cottrell, “Praise you in the Storm.” Today Pastor Ron was using a Bible he gave to his mother in 1991. She was a godly woman, now residing in her heavenly home. The Bible on a Godly Mother, Proverbs 31: 10-31. Today’s radical feminism is not a picture of a godly mother. Proverbs speaks of many kinds of women. Today we will talk about “The Priceless Women.” We recognize three things in a Godly woman, the excellent Mom, the invaluable worth that she has virtue, integrity, moral strength, trustworthy unending good for her husband. Important work she does, all the ways she cares for her family. God is in control of her life; the woman who fears God will be praised.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. the attendance was good. Dr. Barnes continues his teaching on the G.R.O.W. program.
Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held next Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Brownwood Family Life Center.
Vacation Bible School at Brownwood will be June 8 – 12. “Son Harvest Country Fair” is the theme.
Kittie Mayfield enjoyed Mother’s Day with her children and grandchildren at the home of Marcia Brooks and at Hard Labor Creek Park.
Among those that I know of that visited with the family and friends of Dorothy Bumgarner on Thursday night at A. E. Carter Funeral Home were Denny and Patsy Pickett, James Harold and Ellen Smith, Ronald and Florie Atkinson, Margie Ward and Peggy Harper.
Kittie Mayfield visited Margie Ward Sunday night.
Margie Ward and Trina Cottrell were among those attending the funeral of Dorothy Bumgarner at Trinity Baptist Church Friday afternoon.
At the time of this writing Billy Phillips is a patient at Athens Regional medical Center in the CC Unit.
Thoughts on Mothers
Mothers are handicapped; they have but two hands.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Mother is a bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries.
Motherhood is the salvation of womanhood.
A community or nation can be no stronger than its mothers.
Have a good day!