Hello everyone. I’m writing this article rather late in the evening because I spent too much time outside working in my garden; mostly in the flower section. I also re-potted some of my porch flowers in preparation of bringing them inside the house for the winter months. The temperature is supposed to drop into the 40’s first of next week so it won’t be long until we experience the first frost of the season.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. The morning welcome was cheerfully given by Jerry Huff. Gary announced that business meeting would be Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Miss. Chandelyn Nelson celebrated her eighth birthday with a mission offering. The youth group sang two songs for their part of the worship service.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” was the title that Brother Jeff chose for the morning sermon. With text from I John 1-9, Brother Jeff presented Biblical concepts of what a wonderful life should consist of. “There is something sweet about following God throughout our lives. A main thing to consider in becoming a Child of God, said, Brother Jeff, is the fact that we will never have to feel lonely. We can talk, pray and sing to the Lord when there seems to be no one else listening. The more we learn about God, the more we have in common with Him. As Christians, we have something that the world does not realize it desperately needs. Forgiveness is one thing that everyone needs to have a wonderful, joyful life. We read in verse 9 that if we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Confessing ones sins is seeing their sin the way God sees it,” said Brother Jeff.
Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley Wednesday afternoon. Gary walked on to her room, but I glanced in the recreation room and spotted Maxine working on a puzzle. I quietly walked up behind her, then bent down and asked her if she was finding any puzzle parts that actually fit together. She looked up and said, “Well, I am trying my best to do just that, but it’s a little slow going.” The both of us then headed down the hall to her room. We had a good visit together.
That same afternoon I happened to see my cousin, Ellen Everett, at Wal-Mart. We hadn’t seen each other for over a year so needless to say, we had some visiting to do.
By the way, the okra that I pickled turned out to be very good. At least, Gary thought so. He has already eaten three pints of them. I have to admit that I enjoyed eating a few of them myself.
That’s all the news for now. Take care. Have a wonderful life by living it with the Lord.