Good morning! Indeed, getting back to the quote it fits in almost every area of our lives. In writing this column each week I catch myself, my, my! Yet it’s therapy and for sure I’m happy to the fact, knowing that the column is enjoyed and I’m happy over that. You know at least you who are getting along, not only in age, are looking and expecting to slow down. Yet there is always something out there probably we very seldom notice. What might it be? Lets look at it this way. Oh my what does that one thing mean to me? Could it be making new friends or doing and saying kind words to someone that may not be able to do things you do? Oh well! Tri-Bee hasn’t been ordained – way out here on Barrows Grove Road, 2 miles out of the City of Buckhead and with all the windows and doors open. I never miss a thing. Okay, getting back to our quote. If you want to make yourself happy what? Put in your application because that’s why we’re getting happy giving up my column. WHEN??
The Trinity Church attendance was about the same for the morning and evening services. The church family enjoyed the usual fifth Sunday night singing with all the specials. A number of visitors including the Phil Busenitz family from Virginia.
Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 11 Antioch Baptist Church in Godfrey will hold its annual revival leading up to its Bicentennial celebration to be observed Sunday, September 13 at 11 a.m. A pork barbecue lunch will be served. Extra special music and preaching will be provided throughout revival and bicentennial. Everyone is invited to celebrate this special event for one of the oldest churches in Morgan County.
Marvin and Betty Ingalsbe spent a few days with her sister in Tennessee and attended her 52nd class reunion.
Sunday morning the attendance was good with several visitors present. We welcome all our visitors to come, we pray they received a blessing by being with us on this day and will come back and worship with us again soon. After the opening prayer and announcements we had Sunday School Promotion for the children. They all seemed to have done a great job this past year and we thank all the teachers and assistants for a job well done with these classes.
Special music, “Sheltered in the Arms of God,” by Pastor Ron, Esther Atkinson and Denny Pickett. The song of worship was, “Praise the King,” by the Praise Team. Bro. Ron’s message, “Doers of the Word,” James 1 and other scripture. James 1:22 says, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." We all need to put into practice what we learn by being doers of the word and not hearers only, doing this it will affect others and help them know the truth: 1. Awareness of truth, by hearing and reading; what we have comes from God; our salvation is a free gift. We need to be careful what we hear contrary of the word of God. 2. Accept the truth, done by act of will; we need to receive the word for deliverance; truth can set you free; lay aside anything that causes problems; have attitude of humility. 3. Apply the truth; line self up with truth; the word tells us something; we need to do it to please God, not others.
Get your old attire ready! Old Buckhead Days celebration is to be Saturday, August 29 at the Buckhead Park. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Buckhead Baptist Church. Bring you old tractor to be in the parade. Buckhead is going to rock with the food, arts, crafts, music and games. It will be truly a time of fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to see your friends and family and to make new friends. I don’t have a contact number but I guess that you can call Ricky Walker.
The Marksman quartet will be at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel on August 29 at 7 p.m. You’ll enjoy good bluegrass gospel music. The Marksman quartet was the quartet of the year. They also had the song of the year. So you see how special and good that they are. So, make your plans to attend. No need to worry about supper. The youth will have barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and drinks to sell.
The youth at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will do a replay of their drama “The Incredible Dream, “ at 6 p.m. on August 30. You are invited to come to see the young people sing, hear the drama and see what the Lord is doing. Why not have your church group to attend and fellowship and worship with the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel Youth and the church family? Finger food will be served following the service.
The Rev. and Mrs. Gerald Bishop went to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta on Monday to see his sister Helen Bell who underwent aorta surgery. Many of you may remember her. Helen Bishop grew up here.
Earl and Almedia Smith had his daughter and her sons to visit from Fayetteville. Rassey and Edna Smith visited in the afternoon on Sunday. They also had a friend from Stone Mountain to visit. Billy Hinesley went to visit his daughter Tammy and family over the weekend.
What a beautiful Monday and the weather has been wonderful and with the sunshine and the showers the gardens have produced abundantly this summer. We have surely enjoyed the fresh vegetables and fruits that have been given to us by Lou and Jessie, Charles and Eleanor and the figs from Betty and Cliff. We do appreciate all of it and thank you so much. We do miss having our own garden.
”What Jesus became on our behalf,” the topic of Derek’s sermon, taking scripture from 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Hebrews and Philippians. He left the splendor of heaven for us and his life was laid down so that we might be saved and have eternal life. He gave us riches of life through His poverty. He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. What a blessing we have to be able to call on His name. He became the author of eternal salvation on our behalf written in His blood, unto all who obey Him.
Our special music was good as always with two good songs from the youth group, “Word of God Speak,” and “Jesus the Messiah.” Derek sang, “So much to Thank Him For,” which is a favorite and I did, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”
Wednesday night our youth will tour the Source of Light and get inside knowledge of how their ministry works. I’m sure this will be very inspirational to them.
Russ Johnson and his daddy, Rusty have both enjoyed special birthday dinner prepared by their loving Mimi and Mom.
Abigael Eryn O’Rourke is visiting her grandparents, Judy and Jim O’Rourke at Tuckaway Farm all week. Since Abigael is only two she brought her parents LCDR and Mrs. Trey O’Rourke, NC USN along to carry her luggage.
The children of Estelle Sellers and the late Dan Sellers of the Greshamville community, Tommy, Pat, Brenda, Jerry and Lyn, would like to invite all family and friends to the celebration of Mama’s birthday. It will be held at Fork Chapel United Methodist Church in Greshamville on Saturday, September 5 from noon to 3 p.m. Mama has lived in Greshamville all her life and served her community well in so many ways. She cherishes the love and friendship of her family and friends, especially the ones in the community that she has grown up with and known all her life. They have all stuck together in good times and bad times, happy times and sad times. Fork Chapel Methodist Church and New Hope Baptist Church have been a source of strength and we thank you all. So it is our hope that you will come out and join us on this joyous occasion.
The move from Athens to Madison’s Morgan Memorial Hospital and the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) was a real lift to my spirits. It’s always nice to be near home and those you love.
The Stay at St. Mary’s (Part II)
Dr. Morgan decided to take a trip
So Drs. Lowman and Meyers took his place.
By that time I was on a saline drip,
But as far as turnover problems… not a trace.
Physical therapy had by now become prime,
PT was often and urgently stressed.
It seemed to me it occupied most of my time,
The therapists pushed it as if it were blessed.
My son finally was able to get his way
And moved me to Madison’s TCU.
And that’s where I‘m ensconced today,
I think that’s best between me and you.
I’m working hard and settled in now.
The days are fine, but the nights you see…
They make me wonder somehow,
What might next be happening to me.
At night I got instructions in a dream,
Although never quite clear enough for me.
Was this reality or illusions as they seem?
Was it more or less than I imagined it to be?
I cannot explain this nightly direction,
Which came only through a medicated dream.
I know differences between reality and illusion
May not always be what they seem.
I confess the dreams were quite confusing
And I still do not know what they meant.
Perhaps they were just some random musing,
But maybe they were somehow heaven sent.
So is a regular life ahead for me?
What’s next? Time will tell, but who knows?
With physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Soon, hopefully, I’ll be back on my toes.