Brother Butch sermonizes on compromise

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Mae Buice

Mae Buice

By Mae Buice

As I said before, the weather has been absolutely beautiful, nice sleeping weather, but what follows? Oh, I so hope this is not a bad, icy, cold winter. But let’s enjoy the “nice” while it’s here.

I always enjoy our worship services. As always the choir special was good along with the specials, then from Genesis 6:1-8 Butch talked to us about the results of compromise, where bigotry and other factors fit in with our lives. On Sunday night, and I love these informal services, he preached from Mark 4:26-32.

Plans will be made tonight (Monday) at our L.I.F.T. meeting for the fall festival coming up on the 19th. What fun for everyone. It’s being held a little earlier this year. We always have a good crowd and a good time. Mark your calendar now. (You notice I say “mark your calendar” a lot. I have to do that ’cause I do forget.)

I’m enjoying this week. My dear friend Glyn is here for the week from Spartanburg. We always have such a great time together. Today we are taking it easy, getting rested up for a full week of “doing things”  together. That means we take in all the good thrift stores, and we eat good too.

This Saturday, Oct. 5, Crystal River from Jefferson will be singing at Oakley’s Gospel Barn on Harmony Road, or the “Big Blue Tent” as some call it. Starts at 6 p.m. I’m telling ahead so you can plan, The Lord’s Messengers along with Clint Butler and His Way will be there Nov. 2. This will be the last one of the year 2013. Food and fellowship will start at 4 p.m. So mark your calendar now for this one. Jan and Alan work hard to get this entertainment together.

I had a great time at my annual high school reunion on Saturday. There were about 25 of us. Our catered lunch was delicious and we thank Catering from the Master’s Table for the great food. We were one of the last classes to graduate from the old Snellville High School, which is now South Gwinnett. Thanks to all our class that makes this a special occasion.

And I want to take this time to send love and sympathy to one of our classmates that did not get to attend. Thelma Moon Brown’s mother went to be with Jesus and her dear husband, Rev. Frank Moon, early Sunday morning. She was a young 96 years old. Love for each member of her family. Her daddy, Frank, preached both my parents’ funerals. So this family is dear to my heart.

Sue Crowley had an exciting weekend. Her grandson, Kristopher Pruitt, and his fiancee, Ginny Fitzgerald, came last Thursday. Kristopher’s birthday was celebrated while here and others with Sue the weekend with her daughter, Rhonda, and Terry Wilkerson and granddaughter, Morgann, most of which went to tailgate at the Georgia game.

Kristopher is an Air Force Captain and pilot and will be shipping out October 20th to South Korea. I’m sure this was a happy celebration among loving family.

Always remember our very sick in our church family. It was great to see Betty Walker back in church as she is the caretaker to dear family members. Also Mary Beacham was back; her husband, Marion, still needs prayers, as does Lou and Jessie Comans, O.L. Jordan, Patsy Greene, so many in our congregation. Most of all pray for our nation and leaders of our great country and the military.

To the ladies in our church, remember to bring Gold Bond Powder and Purell Hand Sanitizer for our shipment to our servicemen for Christmas. Already we have baby wipes, chapstick, paper, pens and envelopes, and also remember your recipes to add to our upcoming cookbook fundraiser. I can’t wait for this book to be published. I love recipes and I’ve “read the back of this book” and I know we have some great ones.

Oh, my goodness, what great friends I have. I love squash, cooked any way you can fix them. Ruth Easters just brought me a good mess. Now to decide if I made a casserole or fry them crispy, which is my favorite, or do another recipe, decisions I don’t easily make.

Don’t forget the ABC Auction down in Crawfordville this Saturday night at 6 p.m. Mike Stone will be there with good deals. Eat with Pat in the snack bar.

Happy birthday  to Kim Johnson and Kaylee Stewart on Oct. 1, Elaine Hinson on the 3rd, Harleigh Wilson the 5th, Jeanna Vanwhy and Chelsea Stacy on the 6th. Happy anniversary to Kay and Greg Self on the 10th.

I’ll leave you today with, as you well know, from Guideposts: “God gave us only two arms. If we hang on to the past, we can’t embrace the future.”

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

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