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Hello to all from this little comer of the world. Sunday was mostly cloudy with no breeze, and the temperature was 74 degrees at the time of this writing. We had rain on Monday, and temperatures dropped.
The week ahead shows the daytime highs to be mostly in the 50s and low 60s with the lows ranging from 27 Wednesday night to 50 degrees next Sunday night. As of now, the next weekend appears to be a possible last hurrah of warmer temperatures with Saturday through Monday in the low 70s. It seems as if we still have some good days ahead to get outside and do some more winter preparation.
We are enjoying the beautiful fall leaves, but they are true to their name “fall,” as in falling. Some of you rake and bag, some blow and mow and some just do not do either. We will need to clean our gutters out as rainy days are ahead. Isn’t God great? He sends the rain to prepare the things he made for the season ahead, and the farmers have been allowed to harvest their crops. It sure looks like cotton was the thing to plant this year as we have seen many huge rolls waiting for storage or sale.
Condolences to all who have lost loved ones.
Remember that Daylight Savings Time ends 11-5. Tum your clocks back an hour before going to bed, and you will be on time for church and other things.
We enjoyed a very good sermon Sunday morning from Matthew 9:10-11, John 4, Luke 7:36, Romans 3:23 and Luke 19:1-10. How do we perceive others? We need to see others the way Jesus would see them. We need to think of what we say; is it harmful or helpful. We are all sinners, and no matter what, no sin is worse than another. Jesus sees what we can be despite the sin; he sees all. Sin brings wrong turns, hurt, and we can be blinded by our sin, but He sees our quality. Jesus thinks we are worth redeeming. Friendship Baptist Church’s sermons are available on Facebook. There are many sick and elderly who cannot make it to church, and being able to stream the sermons is a blessing. I hope you will take advantage of this blessing. I have enjoyed it at times myself. Piper Fahs played the piano Sunday morning with her Papa. What a wonderful memory for many. It is truly a joy to see young ones participate in church. We invite you to visit anytime, and our hope is that you will go away feeling closer to God after leaving. God bless.
“Walk Onward” – “Moving each step toward something better, something greater, something more than. More than the difficult, challenging, and painful, coming to the point of ultimate growth and your greatest potential. Go forward for that. Because just one step at a time means that no matter how much is put in front of you, your tiny progressions are worthwhile and proof that you are stronger because of it all.” Power of Wordz
Happy birthday to Chandler Hinson, 10-30, and Charles Dyer, 11-2.
Please continue to remember these in prayer – Pat N. Jones, Tim Barham, Wesley Bates, Paula Berry, Marie Bishop, Robert Brewer, Rodney Butler, Jackie Chambers, Rickey Clayton, Jerry Cloud, Boyd Cupples, Vicki Dickson, James Ellis, 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, Betty Perry, Beth Plunk, Trudy Powers, Pam Priddy, Karon Reinmann, Aaron Rees, Cathy Sisson, Jacob Thomas, Kevin Thurman, Lee Trice, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, John Webb, Adam Wise, and Katherine Wyatt. Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders
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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