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Hello to all from this little corner of the world. The temperature Saturday was 82 degrees, and that night, it was 56. This weather has been absolutely gorgeous. We have been so blessed. Please remember those in Maui and Morocco in prayers after the devastations there.
Our plants are dwindling, and I am trying to decide what I want to do for fall. James is mowing as I write this. This week, the forecast calls for temperatures to be in the low 80s during the day, and nights should be around mid-50s to 60 degrees. It is a wonderful time to do some winterizing outside and enjoy before the cold and shorter days kick in. Daylight savings time ends Nov. 5. Our hydrangeas are finally blooming, and that makes me happy, too. I thought the last cold spell might have gotten them, but they have rallied back. I love nature and wildflowers. I enjoy most flowers, but my favorite are wildflowers.
I know there are a lot of people enjoying football games, and unbelievably, I am one of them. I am almost 70 and finally watching football. We watch Alabama as we like them but also because our son is for them. We do watch some NFL games (mostly me), but James monitors the game. New television shows are beginning soon, and it is a wonder with the writer’s strike. 
We enjoyed playing cards with friends, and Jeremy was off and stopped by with Laiken. Needless to say, we were happy. Laiken played shy for a little while, but then, she warmed up and wanted us to play play-doh with her. She says their name really well.
My back is not happy at this time, so I would appreciate prayers for it. I just have to keep the faith that it will improve.
Condolences to all who have lost loved ones.
The sermon Sunday was Acts 3:1-10. Do you see what God sees in you? How do you see yourself? You might think to yourself that you do a lot. You go to church every time it is open. You are trying to be a good person, but what if God is calling you to be Great? We should walk into this world as one. It is what is in our heart that God sees and matters. We are to be the Salt and Light in the world. We should look for the lost. We should be willing to see hurt and pain in others lives. When we see what God sees, then we will know what He desires. If you are on Facebook, you may search Friendship Baptist Church/Beech Bluff, TN, and you will be able to see the Sunday morning sermons. We invite you to visit anytime, and our hope is that you will go away feeling closer to God after leaving. God bless.
Happy belated anniversary to Jeanette and J.T. Butler, 9-14. They were married for 65 years on 9-14. That is surely something to celebrate.
Happy birthday to Faye Connor, Jerry Hudson and Allison Roe, 9-20; Dana Berry, 9-21; Nicholas Newman, 9-21; and Robert Brewer, Carey Barham, Chris Cooper, and Barry Ward, 9-23.
Happy anniversary to Paula and Curt McKinney, 9-18; and Cissy and Tom Nichols, 9-19.
Please continue to remember these in prayer – Daryl Azbill, Jonah Azbill, Wesley Bates, Marie Bishop, Waylon Bishop, Robert Brewer, Jackie Chambers, Rickey Clayton, Jerry Cloud, Boyd Cupples, Vicki Dickson, Joie Freeman, Joey Harris, Jennifer Gateley, LaDawn Hayes, Johnny Hays, Danny Hodges, Donna Johnson, Shirley Kendrick, Sue Lewis, Doris McKinney, Martha Mainord, Deana Morris, Tom and Cissy Nichols, LaVelle Page, Julia Parchman, Beth Plunk, Pam Priddy, Karon Reinmann, Aaron Rees, Logan Rencher, Todd Rencher, Jake Richardson, Cathy Sisson, Jacob Thomas, Kevin Thurman, Lee Trice, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, Adam Wise and Katherine Wyatt. Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
“No matter the course of my journey, God is with me, guiding me, and reassuring me that my direction is planned, and will lead me to where I need to be. I have faith to believe that what I cannot see, God will show me. I have strength to overcome my weaknesses, through my faith in God. I have the courage to know that everything I endure, will be done through my faith in God.” – Debbie R Lachin
I pray you all have a wonderful week and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home.
Until next week, Happy Trails to You.

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