Greetings from Deanburg! I missed it again last week! I am slow, forgetful and old!
Happy belated birthdays to T.J. Appling, Sharon Mays, Megan Landers and June Davis last week. I hope you had a good day. My dear Daddy would have been 103 May 30. He has been gone 11 years, and I still miss him so much. And a happy birthday to Billy Mayo, our adopted member of Deanburg on June 8. My hopes and prayers are that you will have many more birthdays.
Happy belated 100th birthday to one of our members at Bethel Baptist Church and a wonderful Christian lady, Ms. Bessie Harris. I talked to her, and she said that she does not feel 100. We all love you, Ms. Bessie.
Please continue to pray for our neighbors and friends in our community and other communities: Kristen Carlton Jones, Tim Landers, Brianna Landers, Gary Hyatt, Carolyn Brasfield, Jim Ruth, Eloise Murley, Samantha Mosier, Woodie Deming, Betty Quarles, Ms. June Davis, my cousin Barbara Sue Mitchell, and friend Johnny Roach. Woodie was in the hospital last week for six days but is home now. Thanks, Ross K., for sitting with him Sunday while I could not be there.
Our devotion this week: First Kings 15:8-34 (It is a long passage so please read it before continuing).
In Touch Ministries “The Family Influence” – “The environment in which children grow up influences the rest of their life. The family dynamic, particularly parental behavior, impacts their perspective about themselves, others, and the Lord.
Consider King Asa, a man in the royal line, who followed in David’s footsteps and pleased God. Now compare his story with that of Nadab, who provoked God’s anger by practicing the same evils as his father, King Jeroboam. With those men in mind, we must consider what will become of our children if they follow in our ways. We are typically their first example of godly living, which means that they should see us praying, reading God’s word and communing with His people.
Our families should see us turning to the Lord for strength and comfort whenever a problem or decision confronts us. Kids should see their mom and dad serving friends, neighbors, and neighbors alike. And a child should always know by his parents actions and speech that Jesus Christ is valued above all else in their life. If you want your family members to desire God, than you must live according to His will. Your modeling that priority can lead them directly to the ultimate example of true life – Jesus Christ.”
Tune in next week if you want some Deanburg history. Very interesting.
Times are crazy right now. I pray that everyone is practicing safety and continues to be cautious with the virus. I truly love my community and this county and wish the best for each and every one!