Aug
16
2018
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THURSDAY, 8/16/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Happy fifth birthday to our granddaughter, Nora Ann Hutto!  She is now in school and is all grown up!  I hope she has an awesome day!  Nora is a sweetheart!

Heard from Bro. Jerry yesterday.  This second knee has been a slower go as far as recovery is concerned but he is getting there.  Keep praying!

Larry Whitehurst told me that Tammy Womack continues to be in a lot of pain and is pretty low physically.  Keep praying for Tammy, Pastor John and their family during this most difficult time.

Gloria Whitmore has begun in home physical therapy.  She pulled a hamstring so that complicates matters a bit but she has done amazing through her surgery and recovery.

Laurie Chandler had eye surgery yesterday.  Debbie Hyatt told me that it involved more than Laurie was aware of prior to the surgery.  Pray for her.

Sonny Bates told us in our morning service yesterday that Miss Kittie was really sore from her fall.  Pray that her soreness will subside quickly.

Cecil Guidry hurt an ankle in a mowing incident this past weekend.  She was on crutches yesterday in our morning service.  It is rough getting old!

Pastor Terry Rainey will see a doctor today.  Still battling a blood clot in his thigh.

Ronnie Calvert did a nice job of sharing in our services yesterday.  Ecuador sounds like a twin to Guatemala in so much of what he shared.

Our Finance Committee will present the proposed budget on Sunday, 8/26.  Long story.

Grant writing seminar this Saturday, 8/18, from 9:00AM until 3:00PM.  Continental breakfast beforehand and lunch will be provided – bologna sandwiches.  Cold or fried!

It is not looking good for Bobby & the boys.  The Dodgers finally won a game.  So ready for the college football season.

I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus.

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Aug
15
2018
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WEDNESDAY, 8/15/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

We will be blessed to have Ronnie, Nanny & Sofi Calvert with us in our services this morning and evening.  They are missionaries to Ecuador.  Ronnie is from Grand Bay and I have known him for thirty plus years.  His wife, Nanny, is from Ecuador.  So, I am excited to hear about the ministry the Lord has given to them.  Friendship family, please attend these services.

If the RA’s, GA’s or students want to join us at 6:30PM in the auditorium tonight then please feel welcome to do so.  We are strong believers in missions and it is always good to hear from missionaries who are on the field.

Edna called me last night to say that Miss Kittie was feeling good yesterday afternoon and evening.  Very grateful that she was not injured any worse than she was.  Keep praying for her.

Spoke to Virginia Morris last night and she is much better as is Steve.  They have plans to be in our morning service today.

I went to Hartselle yesterday and visited with my parents.  We were able to spend about four hours together.  I also got to see my paternal Uncle who lives next to my parents.  Was able to take my niece, Jamie, out to lunch at Big Bob’s in Decatur.  Was joined by her husband, two of their children, her mother, her brother, her friend (only one?) and my parents.

Also had the privilege of visiting with the Dendy’s in Mountain Brook.  What a great couple.  They are well into their nineties and are amazing people.  She has had some falling episodes recently which concerns me.

Decker, the hour got too late to stop in Montgomery but I will be by there soon.  Praying for you guys!

Ok, going to have to try some reverse psychology on Bobby & the boys.  They have fallen back to playing five hundred ball and only have forty two games left in the regular season.  So, I am going to say that they cannot overcome this eight game deficit and win the NL East!  (Wink, wink!). Come on Bobby & boys – get hot and go like 35 – 7 to close out the season!  The Dodgers are struggling big time!

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

 

 

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Aug
14
2018
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TUESDAY, 8/14/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Happy birthday to my niece, Jamie Glenn!  I will not reveal her age but do hope her day is great!  I literally moved from home just a few days after Jamie’s birth and yet she and I have always had a close relationship.  She & our daughter, Daphne, are basically just alike.  Is that a good thing?  I plead the fifth!

Miss Kittie Camp took a fall yesterday that left her with a gash on her forehead, a broken nose and two black eyes.  She is out of commission for a few days.  Pray for Miss Kittie!

Larry Whitehurst got fitted for his radiation and will go next week to being the treatment process.  Keep praying for Larry as the prayers are working.

I saw Bro. Jerry Hovel ever so briefly yesterday afternoon.  He still needs our prayer support as he recovers.

I ask those who committed to the grant writing seminar this Saturday, 8/18, to remember to be in place by 8:45AM.  The seminar will end at 3:00PM and lunch is included.

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

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Aug
13
2018
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MONDAY, 8/13/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Larry Whitehurst will be fitted today for his radiation treatments which are scheduled to begin next week.  Keep praying for Larry!

Tammy Womack, Pastor John and the family continue to need our prayer support too.

It was good to see Miss Dollie Kyser back in one of our services yesterday morning.

Tena said that Bro. Jerry had a better day yesterday.  That is good news.

The Lord blessed us with a nice day in our services yesterday.  I am continually grateful to Him.  I am also very thankful to the members of the Friendship family who are faithful to pray, attend, invite and give.  What a blessing!

One more week remains for the members of the Friendship family to sign up for the June 20 – 27, 2019 GRACE Ministries trip to Guatemala.  As I told someone yesterday, come Monday morning, 8/20, that trip will be completely full because we have enough folks outside the Friendship family waiting on a spot.  So, now is the time.  (Our high school seniors and those in college could opt to take part in the July 25 – August 1, 2019 trip – contact me for details)

Speaking of our high school seniors – Lisa and I hosted ten or eleven of them last night for a fellowship.  We just wanted to encourage them as they begin what I believe could very well be the best year of their lives.  I have to give a huge shout out to Jack & Kerrie Lastorka as they provided and cooked almost all of the food.  Jack can flat out cook some bar-b-que!  Thank you Jack & Kerrie.

Spoke to Gene Davis on the phone last week.  He and Gena send their greetings to everyone within the Friendship family.  They now live in North Georgia and are enjoying some nice weather.  It is always good to hear from our long distance friends!

In May I was thinking that I could end my boycott of the NFL after one season as the league had taken a position against players disrespecting the American flag and our national anthem.  I was wrong.  So, season two of the boycott has begun for me.  I have a few questions for those millionaires who are protesting but I regress as they do not have the answers!

Bobby & the boys do not seem to be able to get closer than five and half games out in the NL East.   What a heart breaker of a game yesterday even though it made Pastor Wes Bates a happy camper.  Leslie Hacker’s Braves have moved into a tie with the Phils for first place.  The Dodgers are reeling a bit having lost three in a row and now are a game behind the Diamondbacks.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

 

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Aug
10
2018
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FRIDAY, 8/10/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Bro. Jerry Hovel told me yesterday that he thinks he is turning the corner in his recovery.  It is not so much the knee that has caused him problems but other issues.  Keep praying!

Steve wrote to tell me that Virginia had a better day yesterday.  Steve has encountered some issues himself so they both need our prayer support.

Please remember to pray for Tammy & Pastor John.

Jeanette Bates “thought” she might need hip replacement surgery based on pain she has been experiencing.  She had a doctor’s visit yesterday and he thinks her problem is related to her back.  So, a MRI is in the near future for her.  She was happy that she does not need hip replacement surgery.

Larry Crawley’s mother, Miss Georgia, will have gall bladder surgery on Wednesday.  Obviously something happened to delay the process.

Keep praying for Pastor Terry Rainey.

If you are going to be involved in the grant writing seminar on 8/18 then I need to hear from you no later than this Sunday, 8/12.

Members of the Friendship family have until Sunday, 8/19, to sign up for our June 2019 GRACE Ministries trip.  Please know that I “know” nothing and assume even less when it comes to who plans on joining us on that trip.  Sign up via e-mail.

Asking the Finance Committee to meet with me this Sunday, 8/12, at 4:30PM and the Buildings & Grounds to do likewise at 5:00PM.

Bobby & the boys beat Leslie Hacker’s Braves yesterday which earned them a split of the series.  This weekend is pretty important as they take on Pastor Wes Bates’ beloved Cubbies.  The Dodgers homer themselves back into a tie for first place in the NL West.

So ready for the college football season and the drive through Buckatunna, Mississippi!  Never been there?  Are you serious?  It is a destination location!

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.

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Aug
09
2018
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THURSDAY, 8/9/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Today is a tough day for me emotionally as it marks the twelfth anniversary of Evangelist Bruce Gill’s home going.  I still cannot believe that Bruce is gone.  It seems like yesterday.  Bruce was only forty nine years old when he departed this life.  Death stings!

Pastor Terry Rainey has a major blood clot in one of is legs. Pray that it will be taken care with the blood thinners.

Virginia Morris did well through her surgery yesterday.  Keep praying.

Larry Whitehurst will be traveling to Florida next week to get fitted for his radiation.  Pray for Larry & Judy.

Tammy Womack continues to need our prayer support.

Miss Georgia Crawley has been hospitalized with gall bladder issues and will be having surgery tomorrow.  Of course, this is Larry’s mother, Tyrone’s aunt, and Maxine Dupont’s double first cousin.  Pray for Miss Georgia.

Terry Lucky’s sister-in-law had some major surgery yesterday.  I do not know the results but do ask that you pray.

We had a really good day in our services yesterday.  New faces in the crowd last night which was good.

Leslie Hacker’s Braves have now taken two straight from Bobby & the boys.  Meanwhile the Phillies were beaten by the Diamondbacks while the Dodgers lost to the A’s which puts the Dodgers one half game behind the D’backs.  I am in hopes that Bobby & the boys can turn this thing around and get back in the race.

I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus.

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Aug
08
2018
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WEDNESDAY, 8/8/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Virginia Morris will have gall bladder surgery today.  Pray that all goes well.

Bro. Benny McGath was discharged from the hospital yesterday morning.  Can you say “happy camper?”  The stone disappeared so no procedure was needed.  Praise the Lord!

Keep praying for Bro. Jerry Hovel.

Tammy Womack continues to need our prayer support.

Pastor Terry Rainey has a blood clot in his good leg.  Very painful.  Pray that the blood thinners dissolve the clot and that there are no complications.

Regular schedule this morning and evening.  The key word for the Friendship family is “faithful!”

Bobby & the boys split with Leslie Hacker’s Braves yesterday so each team actually lost a half game to the Phillies in the standings.  The Dodgers climbed back on top in the NL West thanks to their win over the A’s and the Phillies win over the Diamondbacks.  The regular season is down to about forty eight or so games remaining so now is the time to make moves on the field!

College football is coming!  Cannot get here fast enough for me.

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

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Aug
07
2018
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PRAY FOR BRO. BENNY MCGATH

Bro. Benny McGath was hospitalized on Sunday night as he is battling a kidney stone.  They hope to correct the problem this morning and the plans are for him to be discharged this afternoon.  Pray for him.

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Aug
07
2018
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TUESDAY, 8/7/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Larry Whitehurst will travel to Florida next week to be fitted for his radiation treatments.  The following week will see the beginning of twenty five treatments.  Pray for Larry as he receives these treatments and as he and Judy travel.

Larry also told me that Tammy Womack continues to not do well physically so keep praying for her, Pastor John and the family.

Marie Brooks has had a skin condition on her lower leg for several years.  There is no known cure.  It is not contagious.  The doctor saw some pre-cancerous cells and has given her a lotion to use for eight weeks.  It is basically like a chemo lotion.  It will not cure the original problem but should take care of these cells.  She also has issues with her sciatic nerve.  Pray for Marie.

Bro. Jerry Hovel is having some difficulty with his knee.  Pray for him as he recovers and does therapy.

Virginia Morris is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning.  Pray for her and keep praying for Steve.

Keep praying for Terry Lucky.

McKemie Place ministry tonight.  Want to be involved?  Help?  Attend?  Contact Randall or Rita Broome for the details.

Big four game series begins this afternoon for Bobby & the boys as they square off against Leslie Hacker’s Braves.  In my opinion, they need to win at least three of these games in order to put some pressure on the Phillies.  (Being the expert that I am!)

Only twenty five days before the “official” beginning of the college football season!  I am ready!

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

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Aug
06
2018
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MONDAY, 8/6/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Happy birthday to my sweet mother-in-law, Ann Clark.  I hope that she has a wonderful day.  She is a wonderful lady!

We were blessed with a really good day to begin our new church year as far as Sundays are concerned.  The attendance in the evening service was strong and for that I am most grateful.   The Spirit was excellent in all three of our worship services.  I was blessed by Eddie Albritton’s testimony in the evening service.  The video was not good quality so there will be a repeat of that in the near future.

Bro. Jerry Hovel continues to recover at home.  Keep praying.

Terry Lucky & Steve Morris both had issues on Saturday night that prevented them from attending a Sunday morning service.  Pray for them.

Virginia Morris will have surgery this Wednesday, 8/8.

Liz Whalen is scheduled to have surgery later this month.

Larry Whitehurst will most likely be going to Jacksonville for twenty five radiation treatments.  I think his doctor will give him a more definite plan/schedule either today or within in the next day or so.  Pray for Larry.

Jenny Marion’s sister passed from this life over the weekend.  Pray for the family.

Marie Brooks has been having some health issues and they kept her out of our services yesterday.  She will see a doctor today.

Nanette Fontenot keeps going as she waits out the time when she can put weight on her foot.

It was a real joy for me to see Pastor Clint & Suzanne Landry and their family in our 10:30AM service yesterday.  What a pleasant surprise.  I am really proud of Pastor Clint.

Bobby & the boys have won two in a row but remain six games behind the Phillies in the NL East.  I suspect they need to make their move beginning with their four game series against Leslie Hacker’s Braves which begins tomorrow afternoon.  Meanwhile, the Dodgers are tied with the Diamondbacks for the NL West lead.  Pastor Wes Bates’ beloved Cubbies continue to lead the NL Central.  The AL races are basically over in my opinion.

Fall practice has begun on the college campuses – hooray!

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

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