News from the Mountain


Hey, we've got some super nice weather coming our way this week and in about four weeks, spring's going to greet us. Hope we don't get a surprise snow before that happens. I've been ready since last November to get winter out of the way 'cause I do have a lot of work to get done outside. I would imagine everyone's itching to get out of the house and away from the hum drums that the wintertime can bring to us. I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed on this forecast as our patio is going to get a workout for sure. Yard work can be a sweating adventure and you've got to take a break every now and then to rest in the shade of a tree, on your patio, deck, or porch or simply just to get out and enjoy a walk to take in the fresh air and the beauty of nature.

Did you get to be in church on Sunday to worship the Lord? How He blesses us all is so amazing. Always is He by our side and knows what we are going through. All we have to do is ask Him to help us with whatever problem we have that we can't solve on our own. We, of course, should do what we can on our part and then turn it over to Him to take care of it. Never hold on to the problem just let it go as God knows what to do about it in His time. Until I accepted Jesus, I didn't know about this One that loved me so unconditionally. If I mess up and sin, He doesn't condemn me as the world does. He only picks me up and forgives me when I need that forgiveness of what I did wrong. No other friend like Him you will ever know in this life. As my Sunday school pamphlet read this past Sunday: "What Is Your Life?" It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14b). Use the time in between the vapour and the vanishing of that vapour to uplift Jesus and let others know just how simple it is to have Him in their life. I would only hope those that do not know Jesus to ask Him to forgive you of your sins and that you want to truly live all your days serving Him and only Him. If you are sincere, you will know so quickly you are saved as you feel no more burdens are bogging you down like before and you were in so much misery -- just the most wonderful peace you could possibly imagine comes over you and the love for Jesus you are feeling deep inside. My experience as I've told you before was being washed from head-to=toe when I gave my heart to Jesus. Best day of Aubreys and my life. Every sin in your life has been wiped off that slate and never to be brought up again. There is a gospel song that is out now about not throwing rocks at people, because one just might come back and hit you. Those that condemn others usually have a closet or closets of sin no one knows about, but God knows every detail of your life. Feeling the need to hurt others (which is not Christian) I believe shows the insecurity of that person and how they are wrapped up in the sin of their own life. Watch what you say and do. God is watching and listening to your every word and deed you do unto others and thus you will be judged by Him accordingly. Our life here is like a testing ground for us to be found worthy of heaven and being with Jesus someday. That day is probably very close at hand for Jesus's coming back I feel. Don't get caught off guard when that day arrives, because heaven you will never enjoy, if you're not ready by not accepting Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, as your Lord and Personal Savior.

Keep in prayer: Edith Miller, Charlie Mai Daniel, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton and Denise Stanton.
Bobby Taylor striking out on his own (and no I'm not talking about a baseball ame) in getting gigs (is that a word? -- I don't know, I just put down what I'm told). He feels his name is known in a few places in the county that is north of here and he will make it big in the bluegrass music scene. We wish the very best for you Bobby and would write more about this new venture of yours, if you ever came across with the crackers, tuna and Diet Dr. Pepper for me. Sometimes you just have to speak 'splain English' about a matter that is dear to your kitchen pantry. He should enlist the 'little green men' in this endeavor to super stardom. If he is a success, he could let the cow and the rabbit be at a performance every now and then. Goodness, they could even maybe open the show for him sometimes. What if the standing - room only crows like all these critters performing better than Bobby? Not going to go there. My advice to you, Bobby, just let them say "Hi" to the audience.

If you have any news for the column, give me a call at 615-563-4429. Have a great day!

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33