It is fall, ya’ll! What beautiful weather we have had, but I heard that we are supposed to have an extremely wet and cold winter. Those are dirty words!
I hope you have had a great week and remembered our people on our prayer list. Woodie Deming, as you all know, is my brother and, as an update, nothing has changed for him. He is still homebound and in pain all of the time, so we would appreciate all the prayers!
Joyce Stewart is still in the nursing home. Continue to remember her, and also, pray for Kirsten Jones that she continues to get good check-ups.
Our first responders, law enforcement and military should be on our prayer list. Also, as always pray for our nation.
I want to wish Phoebe Hopper a happy birthday on Sept. 27 and Lois Reddinger and Shiloh Elijah Long on Sept. 28. Starting off a new month, we have Hunter Collins on Oct. 1 and Reece Collins on Oct. 3. “Here’s to more life, love, and adventures with you to come!” from Shutterfly.com
Our devotion for this week: “Jesus Wants to Dine with You” By Adrian Rogers, Sep 23, 2023
“PRAY OVER THIS:
“‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.’… (Revelation 3:20)
“Being saved is not about a penalty you pay to get to Heaven. When I invite you to come to Jesus, I’m not inviting you to a funeral; I’m inviting you to a feast. Jesus is saying, ‘Come and dine. Come and dine.’ He says, ‘I’ll come in as the guest, and then I’ll become the host.’ Jesus bids you to come and have fellowship with Him.
“First, you put faith in Jesus. Then you have freedom through Jesus and fellowship with Jesus. Are you having that fellowship? I can tell you Jesus is as real to me as a person sitting in the same room with me. I don’t see Him, but Jesus is a friend. And I feast with Him and fellowship with Him. The devil wants to get you thinking negatively about God. God is good all the time, and He’s saying to you, ‘Come and dine.’
“When have you thought negatively about God or had a hard time experiencing fellowship with Him?
“How does it change your perspective to remember Jesus is inviting you to His feast?
“Have a meal with other Christians and praise God for all He has done.” From www.lifeworthloving.com
Wishing you a very happy and healthy week ahead! Call me at 879-9777 to give me birthdays, anniversaries, events, etc., for this column.