By Mae Buice, Columnist
Can hardly believe it’s nearly a month since I’ve written and I do appreciate all that have called to check and say you’ve missed me. First of all, Happy New Year to each of you and it started with a bag of sickness for us. I first became sick on Monday before Christmas Day, finally was able to get back to church on Sunday and it felt so good to be in God’s house again.
This stuff hits me so hard that it seems forever to clear up and I’ve missed you too. Was greeted with still so much sickness within our congregation. Some very serious. And I stress the need for prayer for each of my unspoken requests my heart has been so heavy but I know my God hears these prayers.
Butch’s sermon on Sunday morning was taken from Genesis 3:14-19. We live in God’s world with God’s creatures on God’s terms. Satan wants us to believe that we can do it all on our own. NO. We need to know our enemy. Everything God says is alive.
Everything thing God does is alive. On Sunday night Butch spoke to us from Psalm 54 on betrayal. As David was betrayed in this scripture do we sometimes feel betrayed. I think we do.
What can be worse than being betrayed by our friends or our kin? In verse 4 David says that God is reliable and my helper. He had all confidence in his God. As I worshipped for the first time in the new building I could feel the Holy Spirit lingering all around, trying to awake sinners, pleading.
Our sanctuary is beautiful. We still have more work to do which we’ll do as money and time allows. Stop by and visit with us, especially if you do not have a church home.
We would love to have you with us.
There will be a dedication in the near future. God is so good. So many Christmas celebrations have come and gone. My family was here the weekend before Christmas for a long visit and we had so much good love and good food to share with each other.
Biggest blessing of the year for me is when all my grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as our own two daughters, all the family congregate here at what the kids call “Lake Christmas”. Glenn Pruitt, here almost next door is home recuperating from shoulder surgery. I pray he will be made good as new with no more pain.
We enjoyed my dear friend Glyn being here for a week even though she had to help with the cooking and we didn’t get to do our usual after Christmas sales shopping we still enjoyed being together. She’s coming again soon so we will make up for it. Belated birthday wishes to Ricky Stovall and Ruby Stewart on January 1st.
For Danny Bell on the 2nd, Brenda Morrow on the 3rd. Derek Jenkins on the 10th, Sandy Martin the 15th, Jack Waddell and Nathan (Buck) the 17th, and to our Little Darlin’ Lilly Martin who will be 11 years on the 18th. Special anniversary blessings to our daughter Jill and Mark Luciani who will celebrate January 15th. From Guideposts: “If you think your best days are behind you, they are.
If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are.” So until next week may the Lord bless you real good.