By CAROL GUNTER
Cool weather is visiting us again up here on the mountain with the sixties in the day time and at night in the forties or in some spots the upper thirties. You have to keep a little heat going to keep the chill in the air at bay in the house. Not too much more of this we will have to endure I hope. This happens every year at this time so you would think, since I'm older now, I would get used to it, but I haven't yet. Eighties by the weekend for highs, and I have no problem at all about that and you, too, are probably making some plans to get out and enjoy all the warmer weather headed our way.
Gracie Bratcher is doing good and enjoying those hummingbirds that gather around the feeders she put out for them. I enjoyed talking with you, Gracie.
Chloe Evelyn Bogle is also doing pretty well these days. Another wonderful lady I so enjoy talking to.
Pastor Appreciation Day was held yesterday, April 26th, at the Smithville Church of God for Pastor Jeff and Teresa Armstrong. Our church has been so very blessed with their dedication to God and to our congregation. Following the morning service, a delicious meal for them took place in the fellowship hall.
A low profile the "little green men" are keeping for right now. This is probably a good thing as I will be getting back to mowing later on this week and I do not need any of them getting in my way to hinder me. Two things that would be bad for them, if they got in my lane of traffic: I'm a brunette and a woman driver and I don't stop for any aliens for any reason. The worse thing for me would be if that "invisible cow" shows up. Possibly the cow doesn't exist either but can't confirm that for sure. I think having a vivid imagination and leaving all venues open for discussion or conjecture just might be the way to go on these important matters of the heart and the mind don't you?
May birthdays to let you know about are: our granddaughter, Leah Johnson, 7th, Holly Gunter 22nd, and Wayne Gunter 26th.
Billy Joe and Barbara Vincion's 57th Wedding Anniversary is May 30th. Billy Joe was like a brother to Aubrey.
John Womack was stopping by over at John and Mildred's place the other day, while I was there cleaning out the weeds where Aubrey's tractor couldn't get to when I mowed their yard. John wanted to know since he was on a tractor, did I want him to turn up a garden plot? I told him no, but, of course, thanked him as I do not put out a garden. Neighbors around here are always so good to me leaving fresh vegetables on our patio table or in a bag on our patio steps. I sure appreciate their kindness. Other visitors, Brenda Underwood, J.C. Wall (Aubrey's doctor and quite a friend to Aubrey and to our family) and his brother-in-law, Harold, (didn't get his last name) stopping by to see how Aubrey's girl was doing on their way to Woodbury.
I saw Ronald Lawson, Ralph and Debby, and Debby's son, Eric, at the store the other day. All were doing okay. Melvin and Alene Ferrell are doing well these days, too.
Betty Sue Hullett (Aubrey's sister) and her family are all well in Indiana. Every Sunday after church we get to catch up on all the happenings for the week.
Please keep these people in prayer: Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, Kathy Martin, Trena Curtis, Denise Stanton, the Thurman Bogle family, Edith Miller, Jeff Brown, Bernie Braswell, and A.J. Neal.
This old world rolling, rocking, and reeling these days with all the terrible events that are unfolding in front of our eyes. Unrest the whole world even in every nook and cranny it seems with earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and people who have turned their back on God doing their own thing. Not an ivy league college graduate but you know just a little common sense would tell you we are in the deepest peril this world has ever known, when you stop and pay attention to what is truly going on. Smart enough to know our world didn't get better when God and prayer were taken out of our schools, government buildings, and so many other establishments did it? You see the mess we're in now - so being well-educated college graduates - you would think a light would come on wouldn't you to some of them? Even this little country girl has figured out where the problem lies. This planet is not ours, it is God's and His only. A day I believe that is soon in coming, when those that are in the pleasure of sin will have their day of being judged by God the only One in charge - and no smirks of laughter then from their mouths will be heard that day, because He will have the undivided attention of all that are before him.
A person that has accepted Jesus Christ, God's son, knows without a shadow of a doubt what the end of the story is going to be. You've got one shot to get it right here with God by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, so what are you waiting for? This is about where you are going to spend eternity. So many people so lost and will never know the redemption they can receive from their sins by asking Jesus to forgive them. We have the choice to live with Him for eternity in heaven with out loved ones that have gone on before us that have accepted Jesus - or to be in hell with the loser who is just laughing at those of us who are doing his bidding here living in sin, because he only wants to kill and destroy you and your loved ones. I don't know about you but never did like anyone making fun of someone as it goes against my grain. Burning in the lake of fire for eternity something no one would want but that is all that awaits that person who rejects Jesus, plain and simple.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3