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with Vickie Ellis

Hello to all from this little corner of the world. The skies were gray, and there was no breeze on Sunday with the temperature around 50 degrees. The forecast for the week ahead is the temperatures during the day mostly in the 50s with a few 60s sneaking in and a few 40s. I guess they are in competition. Rain is predicted on Wednesday and Thursday but will not be a total washout. We will see if mother Nature agrees.
We had a very good sermon Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church. The topic was II Timothy 4:6-8. I certainly hope that when it is my time to leave this world I will have left it better because I lived. Life goes by so fast, and we all sin and make mistakes, but we are human and God forgives if we ask. Everything we do between birth and death will be what we leave behind. Will it be good things or sad things? Did you know the Lord? How did you treat others and their families? Like a song says, “Life ain’t always beautiful but it’s a beautiful ride.” Live each day in thankfulness; believe me – it can always be worse. At least from my perception it can. Leave behind something good. Most of the time it is not a tangible thing but much more!
I am very thankful and appreciative for all the prayers lifted up for the Buffalo Bills player Demar Hamlin. God has revived him, and he continues to recover in the hospital. I am sure God will and is using this experience for His plans. It is a miracle he is still here after a heart attack on the field at 24 years old. I do not know him, but he is another human God made. I care. I pray. So many have prayed all over the world. Please continue to pray for him and his family. This shows the country can do good regardless of anything. We can do better and care for others. God bless!
Happy Birthday to Curt McKinney, 1-8; Dorris Rowlett, 1-10; Joseph Gladish, 1-11; and James Webb and Eva Jones, 1-13.
Condolences to the families of Linda Ross, Vicki Phillips, Johnny Maness, Roy Carter and Linda Webb.
Please continue to remember these in prayer: Randy Baker, Shelia Berry, Joe Bingham, Marie Bishop, Robert Brewer, J.T Butler, Jackie Chambers, Pat Connor, Shirley Kendrick, Martha Mainord, Adisyn Matthews, LaVelle Page, Pam Priddy, Jesse Pugh, Ann Pusser, Logan Rencher, Todd Rencher, Jake Richardson, Donald Rowlett, Dwain Seaton, Jr., Jeff Sells, Cathy Sisson, Alice and Buddy Stovall, Kevin Thurman, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, Adam Wise and the family of Linda Ross. Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
“I read of a man who stood to speak/At the funeral of a friend/He referred to the dates on the tombstone/From the beginning….to the end/He noted that first came the date of birth/And spoke the following date with tears/But he said what mattered most of all/Was the dash between those years/For that dash represents all the time/That they spent alive on earth/And now only those who loved them/Know what that little line is worth/For it matters not, how much we own/The cars…the house…the cash/What matters is how we live and love/And how we spend our dash/So, think about this long and hard/Are there things you’d like to change/For you never know how much time is left/That can still be rearranged/If we could just slow down enough/To consider what’s true and real/And always try to understand/The way other people feel/And be less quick to anger/And show appreciation more/And love the people in our lives/Like we’ve never loved before/If we treat each other with respect/And more often wear a smile/Remembering this special dash/Might only last a little while/So, when your eulogy is being read/With your life’s actions to rehash/Would you be proud of the things they say/About how you spent YOUR dash?” by Linda Ellis 
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 mimmiepots@gmail.com. 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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