Greetings on this beautiful, sunshiny day. Today may be the only day this week I can say that. It is suppose to be cloudy and stormy the next few days.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley who also gave the morning welcome. Jerry Huff was still absent from church due to back, hip and leg pain. Jean said that the doctor prescribed medicine for him, but the pain hadn’t subsided yet. We had prayer for him. We trust he can be back with us next week. The music for worship service was led by Jake Hampton. It was announced that business meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Brother Lauren was back from his trip to Arizona. We were all happy to have him back with us. Even though he missed the warm weather that he and his wife enjoyed, he was glad to be home again. There is no place like home, they say. Gary and I have found that to be so true.
The morning message entitled, “How the Rubber Meets the Road” was a continued message from the book of James. The scripture in James 1:23-24 reads, “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away and immediately forgets, what kind of man he was.” As Brother Lauren said, “God’s world is the the power supply we need to help us turn away from the sin we have allowed to creep into our lives. We, His Children, are to influence the world instead of being influenced by it.”
Gary received word Friday that one of his favorite uncles had suddenly passed away. He and his wife, Alice, always hosted the Lirley Family Reunion in Colorado that we always try to attend. He will be missed by all.
I had a nice visit with my cousin, Ellen Everett, this weekend. I was so happy to hear that she is beginning to feel better and stronger. She said that she even felt like doing a little light housework. Her chemotherapy seems to be doing its job. We will continue to pray that God will bless her treatment and she will be as good as new soon.
I am still trying to do without my computer. I should be receiving the repaired computer that my son is sending me as soon as he can get it boxed up. These things take time.
That’s all the news for now. I’ve got to make a mad dash to town and deliver this to the Herald before they close for the day.
Take care. Hang in there, Spring is on its way, we pray!