With Carolyn Goff
Hello from Deanburg! Monday was a cold night. The weather man says it should have warmed up by Wednesday, so I hope it is sunny and warm by the time you read this.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We spent it in Texas visiting family and had a wonderful, relaxing time.
We want to wish a very happy birthday to Brandy Cain Holland and little Miss Ava Haynie. Enjoy your birthday!
Please remember the ones on our prayers list: Kristen Carlton Jones, Tim Landers, Brianna Landers, Gary Hyatt, Carolyn Brasfield, Jim Ruth, Eloise Murley, Samantha Mosier, Woodie Deming, Betty Quarles, Ms. June Davis, Johnny Roach and his son Johnny, Jr. Please remember to pray for our shut-ins and nursing home folks. Also, our military, our law enforcement and first responders, and do not forget the ones that have lost loved ones.
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin
Our devotion for this week: Focus on Life – “‘Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people’ – Colossians 3:2-3. When do we get our first clue that Jesus knows he is the Son of God? In the temple of Jerusalem. He is twelve years old. His parents are three days into the return trip to Nazareth before they notice he is missing. They find him in the temple studying with the leaders. As a young boy, Jesus already senses the call of God. But what does he do next? Recruit apostles and preach sermons and perform miracles? No, he goes home to his folks and learns the family business.
That is exactly what you should do. Want to bring focus to your life? Do what Jesus did. Go home, love your family, and take care of business. But Max, I want to be a missionary. Your first mission field is under your roof. What makes you think they’ll believe you overseas if they don’t believe you across the hall?” – Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado.
I pray you have a very happy and healthy week. God bless you all!
Call me at 879-9777 to give me your news or your Deanburg memories. I would like to hear from you.