News from the Deanburg Community of Chester County

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with Carolyn Goff

Greetings from Deanburg! I hope everyone had a great week enjoying our warm weather and beautiful scenery.
What about them Vols! Another win against Alabama! 7-0 now!
Our birthday this week is Cora Talbot on Oct. 22. I hope you have a great birthday, sweet friend!
Wishing Lottie and Ray Lamport a very happy anniversary on Oct. 24!
Please continue to pray for Kristen Jones and my brother Woodie Deming; Joyce Stewart in the nursing home. If you have anyone to put on our prayer list please let me know. Prayer works! Please remember our law enforcement, first responders and our military. Prayers for all the sick, hurting, and ones that have lost loved ones.
Quote: “If you want to lift up yourself, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
Devotion: “Why Do We Have Spiritual Gifts?”By Adrian Rogers, Oct 14, 2022 –
“PRAY OVER THIS: ‘But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.’ … (1 Corinthians 12:7)
“PONDER THIS: If you have a spiritual gift, it is not a means to an end. It is not for your personal use. It is not to make you feel good. It is not to prove something. These gifts are meant to put you to work for the Lord Jesus Christ. God has given you a gift to profit others.
One of my favorite stories is about a woman who’d taken a first-aid course, and later gave a testimonial to her class. She shared that in front of her house there was a horrible wreck—an old man driving a car had lost control, hit an oak tree, and was thrown out on the pavement. It was terrible. But she said, ‘I remembered my first aid. I remembered if I were to put my head between my knees I wouldn’t faint.’ And she said, ‘I did; it was wonderful.’ That’s the way some people think about gifts. They think a spiritual gift is supposed to be a particular blessing to them, but the Bible says here that the gift is a service to others. It is to profit the whole body. It is not for your enjoyment; it is for your employment. Practice this, Take action and serve someone around you today using the gifts God has given you.” – worth
God bless each one of you this week and always! Call me with any news at 879-9777.

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