By Margie Ward
This has been a very good week of Vacation Bible School at Brownwood; so far the average attendance has been 45 children along with several adults every night. Friday night the commencement service will be held afterwards and everyone will enjoy ice cream and cookies. Thanks to Christy Brown director and all the teachers and workers for a job well done.
July items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are miscellaneous – stickers, balloons, flashlights, extra batteries sunglasses and coloring books. Thanks for all your donations.
Pastor Ron, Denise, Jonathan and Jessica Swann and Denise’s mom, Jackie Sheppard have returned home after vacationing at Daytona Beach for a week.
Sammie, Christy and Carter Brown and Emma Vaughn prepared a Father’s Day supper for Joe Brown. Others attending were Jessie Kate and Maggie Brown and Peggy Harper. Everyone had a good time of fellowship an enjoyed the food.
Margie Ward visited her sister Alice Cheatham in Athens Wednesday. Donald Cheatham and Andrew Wood enjoyed lunch with them. Later in the afternoon my niece Doris Nelms came to carry my sister, and her mom to the doctor. I’m sure everything was okay. I haven’t heard anything.
Clint and Mindy Grubbs have returned home from their honeymoon in the mountains of North Carolina.
Peggy Harper and Sammie Brown visited Jeanette Crusie at Athens Regional Medical Center Thursday afternoon.
Thursday afternoon Sonny, Mary, Rachel and Zach Wood, Ansley Shultz, Julie and Billy Phillips visited Margie Ward.
It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord. – Abraham Lincoln
Have a safe July 4th.
Reflections About Service
“We do honor to the stars and stripes as the emblem of our country and the symbol of all that our patriotism means.
We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth. It represents our peace and security, our civil and political liberty, our freedom of religious worship, our family, our friend, our home. We see it in the great multitude of blessings of rights and privileges that make up our country.
But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done. A yearly contemplation of our flag strengthens and purifies the national conscience.
– Calvin Coolidge
If one asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him, “It means all that the Constitution of our people, organizing for justice, for liberty and for happiness meant.”
…Our Flag carries American ideas, American history and American feeling…
This American Flag was the safeguard of liberty. It was an ordinance of liberty by the people, for the people. That it meant, that it means and by the blessing of God, that it shall mean to the end of time!
– Henry Ward Beecher