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Mae Buice

Mae Buice

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By Mae Buice

I think I heard the weather report that we were going to have more rain. So what else is new? Have you ever known a summer this wet for this long? I don’t think I have. Seems the weather is the favorite topic of conversation these days.

Any day the Lord gives us is a day to be thankful for, rain or shine.

We had an early deadline last week, and I don’t have an excuse for not having an article except that I just did not have enough to tell, so I’ll begin there. Attendance was off a little at our church last Sunday due to so many being out of town, and with much sickness too. Butch as always had a great message taken from Zachariah 1.

On Sunday night we had baptismal services for two of our young people; Shelby Ann Smith and Tristen Dylan Stewart went down into the liquid grave and came up washed white as snow.

Ruby Stewart had a mild heart attack and has been in the hospital. Curtis Baughcum had a stent placed. Kathleen is home after having a colon infection. Horace Reeves is in Emory, Cliff and Mike Walker still desire our prayers, as do O.L. Jordan, Lou and Jessie Comans, so many of our friends are sick. God knows who and we all need special prayer.

We send our sympathy to the McNair family. We are so sorry for the recent accidental death of George McNair, Sr.

Also, to Steve Smith, who lost two of his friends last week.

And I lost another member of my family last week. I send my love and sympathy to Sandra Holloway Britt in the death of her husband, Larry Britt. Love to each of you.

Remember me also. I was so praying that I’d come out of this 1000-pound boot on my left foot. Went to the orthopedic doctor today (Monday)… No, four more weeks. Can you believe how blue this can make someone like me?

I had the privilege to sing at both services at Beacon Heights Baptist Church this last Sunday. Wilburn Hill was filling in while Steve is on vacation. Enjoyed both of his messages. Thank you for always making me feel so welcome.

June Wallace is the pianist at Beacon Heights. Her mother, Catherine Zachary, will turn 101 years young on the 14. A small family party is planned for next weekend and I send my birthday wishes for this young lady.

We were happy to have our pastor and family back after a vacation trip to Myrtle Beach.

Cindy, after her gall bladder operation, was feeling well and with a great report from her doctor.

The David Busbee family has returned from their vacation to Panama City, Fla. Did you have rain?

I’m getting more excited with every week to know that Homecoming and revival services are in the near future. As a little girl growing up in the country, I looked forward every year to all our church services, still do. During revival we had a morning service and a night service also. I miss those days. It was during a morning service that I was saved  and I love to think on those times. We are planning special music each night. Monday night we will have the New Apostles, a group that I had booked for a singing, but had to cancel due to a death. We will have the choir from Cornish Mountain Baptist Church and Cindy and Phil from Covington; other nights are pending. Remember those dates: Homecoming, July 28, beginning at 10 a.m. with the Sonrise Trio; each night, July 29 to Aug. 2, 7 p.m. each night. Brother Earl Partain is a favorite among our congregation– come and be revived.

This Saturday night the Neel Family will be at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel at 6 p.m. I understand they are from Kentucky and will also sing on Sunday morning also. Thank you Jan, for passing this info on to me. At the Nicholson Amphitheater, Richard Cole will be singing at 7 p.m.

Down in Crawfordville at the ABC Auction this Saturday night, Tommy Abernathy will be there with lots of bargains at 6 p.m.

Sue Crowley has been busy lately. She thinks she’ll never cook again. Her brother and sister-in-law, Belinda and Andy Crowley, from Indianapolis, visited recently. While here Sue, Melinda and Andy attended their annual Oconee High School reunion. They had so much fun seeing their old friends. Over July 4th holidays her granddaughter and some friends visited. She enjoyed all of them.

Also, it’s great to see some action next door in what was the Bill and Mildred Lyle home. David and Elizabeth Lyle have moved back to Georgia and have bought the house next door, also a home in Oconee County. This last week Elizabeth’s sister and family visited. I know that Bill is happy to have his grandchildren close by.

Belated anniversary wishes for Ruby and Eddie Stewart on July 1. Belated birthday wishes for Shannon Busbee on July 3.

Blessings for my good friend Lucille Ward of Needham, Mass. on July 14 and a big wish for our cousin, Alfred Buice who will turn 90 years young on July 10. By the way, remember him in your prayers also as he is still taking radiation for his lung cancer.

As you have probably guessed, Guideposts is my favorite magazine and I love these quotes from “The Up Side.”

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation”.

So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.

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