Sep
30
2014
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TUESDAY, 9/30/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 60:1-62:5 Philippians 1:27-2:18 Psalm 72:1-20 Proverbs 24:11-12

Unknown to me, Martha Patrick was placed in the hospital last Friday.  Bro. Kerry visited with her late in the day yesterday.  It is my understanding that she is doing much better.

“C” received her second chemotherapy treatment yesterday afternoon.  They gave her the choice of remaining in the hospital overnight and she chose that option.  If everything went well, she will be coming home this morning.

Visited some of the folks in the convalescent home yesterday afternoon but was not able to see those who were taking part in a service.  Miss Exie was doing much better compared to last Monday.  Miss Barbara was asleep.  Kevin’s mother was busy looking through a magazine.

Vera Bosarge’s nephew-in-law passed away yesterday.  He was only 34 years of age and leaves behind his wife, Vera’s niece, and his daughter.  Pray for the family.

Folks, these are my last planned comments on this past Sunday night’s service.  I received e-mails until after 9:00PM yesterday, received some phone calls and got more in person comments yesterday about what that service meant to folks.  I have been pretty amazed and I am very thankful to God for His blessings.  He, and He alone, deserves the glory!  If the comments are an indicator, we had more folks from the Friendship family singing yesterday than ever before!  Keep singing!

I leave early this morning heading to El Salvador.  The other men from the States arrived safely yesterday.  I will basically step from the plane to the pulpit this afternoon.  Pray for this conference!  Thank you to those who have supported it financially.

What has happened to the Patriots?  Wow, the Chiefs took no prisoners in last night’s game?  What has happened to the Saints? Two big college games in MS this Saturday afternoon as well as a big one in Auburn on Saturday night.  Should be an exciting Saturday!

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

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Sep
29
2014
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MONDAY, 9/29/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 57:15-59:21 Philippians 1:1-26 Psalm 71:1-24 Proverbs 24:9-10

Tuesday, 9/30 – Isaiah 60:1-62:5 Philippians 1:27-2:18 Psalm 72:1-20 Proverbs 24:11-12

Wednesday, 10/1 – Isaiah 62:6-65:25 Philippians 2:19-3:3 Psalm 73:1-28 Proverbs 24:13-14

Thursday, 10/2 – Isaiah 66:1-24 Philippians 3:4-21 Psalm 74:1-23 Proverbs 24:15-16

Friday, 10/3 – Jeremiah 1:1-2:30 Philippians 4:1-23 Psalm 75:1-10 Proverbs 24:17-20

Saturday, 10/4 – Jeremiah 2:31-4:18 Colossians 1:1-17 Psalm 76:1-12 Proverbs 24:21-22

Sunday, 10/5 – Jeremiah 4:19-6:15 Colossians 1:18-2:7 Psalm 77:1-20 Proverbs 24:23-25

Wow!  The comments made to me after the service last night were fairly numerous and very positive.  My e-mail got “blown up” by folks expressing to me what that service meant to them.  My text is showing the same but I cannot open texts on my phone (flip phone circa 1985).  All I know is that I have never heard the Friendship family sing as well as they did in last night’s service – never!  Glory to God!  Thanks to Jeanette, Tena, Brad, Randall & Rita, Lynda, Justin & Ian for being flexible and for leading our musical worship.  Thanks to Bro. Jerry, Bro. Benny, Bro. Chris & Bro. Dale for ministering during the invitation.  Folks, it was a blessed service!  God is good!

I had prayers answered yesterday.  God used some members of the Friendship family to answer those prayers.  Thank you!

What a joy to see Josh, a recent graduate of the Mission of Hope, in our evening service with his parents.  Pray for him!

The annual pastors’ conference in El Salvador takes place tomorrow through Thursday.  Four pastors (Keith Martin, Chad Middlebrooks, Terry Nappier, BJ Parson) from the States leave this morning heading that way.  Lord willing, I will join them tomorrow.  Pray for this conference as well as the one that will take place in Guatemala in October.

We are down to the final two days for members of the Friendship family to sign up for the Summer GRACE Ministries mission trips to Guatemala and be guaranteed a spot.  Again, please do not “assume” that you are on the list simply because you have gone on previous trips, serve on the missions committee, et cetera.  I am assuming nothing when it comes to these trips!  Planning on joining us for one of these trips?  Best contact me via e-mail to confirm your name is on the list!

Amy Reynolds baked homemade chocolate chip cookies and was gracious enough to share some with my family and me.  She gave them to me after the service last night.  They were very good!  Was I surprised that they were good?  What do you think?  Thanks Amy!  (Amy is my favorite PE teacher at St. Elmo Elementary!)

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

 

 

 

 

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Sep
28
2014
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SUNDAY, 9/28/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 54:1-57:14 Ephesians 6:1-24 Psalm 70:1-5 Proverbs 24:8

Caryn Suthoff went back to the hospital yesterday and was treated as an outpatient.  She came back home last night.

I received some disturbing news last night but it is too fresh to mention it now.  Just pray for those involved.  Thanks to the one who let me know about the situation.

We are on a regular schedule today and tonight.  I pray many members of the Friendship family will join us for Bible study and worship.

I will be honest in saying that both the Vols and the Hogs surprised me yesterday with their on the field performances.   The Hogs definitely should have won and the Vols probably would have won if Worley did not get hurt.  Mizzou surprised me with the way they won.  Crazy stuff!

I pray that you will have a great Sunday with Jesus.  Go to church!

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Sep
27
2014
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SATURDAY, 9/27/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 51:1-53:12 Ephesians 5:1-33 Psalm 69:19-36 Proverbs 24:7

Baby Audrey arrived home before dark last night.  We are happy campers!  The doctors and nurses at Singing River Hospital did a really nice job in bringing her into this world and then giving her care for the first five days of her life.  People say she is a “pretty baby” and then say she looks like Soy.  Can you say oxymoron!

“C” has had a rough go of it since coming home from the hospital.  It is very possible she will be going back to the hospital fairly soon.

Bro. Benny and our bus workers meet this morning at 8:30AM.  Pray for them.  If possible, join them.

We are on a normal schedule tomorrow morning and evening.

Thanks to a huge assist from Charles, I am basically finished with the yard work with the exception of some weed eating.  I may try to tackle that first thing this morning.

Yes, I am loving these somewhat cooler mornings.  I will love them even more when they become about twenty degrees cooler.

Congratulations to Coach Bobby Henley and the Washington Nationals for securing home field throughout the NL playoffs.  The human side of me wishes Coach Bob Henley could be here to enjoy the success of his son’s team.  He would be pumped up!

Hope to catch several college football games today.  I am still going with Georgia & Texas A&M to win.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

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

 

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Sep
26
2014
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FRIDAY, 9/26/14 UPDATED

Just got word that Soy & Deidra will soon be bringing Audrey home from the hospital.  We, as a family, are blessed.

Just talked to Reb Nevin and she is at home having been discharged earlier today.

As it stands right now, no one from the Friendship family is in the hospital.  Amen!

 

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Sep
26
2014
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FRIDAY, 9/26/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 48:12-50:11 Ephesians 4:17-32 Psalm 69:1-18 Proverbs 24:5-6

Reb Nevin was kept overnight in the hospital but, as far as I know, will be discharged this morning.  Reb is a “go getter” so they are not going to keep her down for long!

Baby Audrey is making progress.  It is slow but sure.  Deidra wants her discharged yesterday but knows it is best for her to stay as long as needed.  We want her to come home with zero breathing problems.

I will be preaching the funeral service for Dottie Dueitt today at noon.  Pray for the Dueitt family.

The Friendship family will host the service at the Mission of Hope tonight beginning at 7:00PM.  Bus leaves the church at 6:15PM.

Bro. Benny and our bus workers meet in the morning at 8:30AM.  Join me in covering this ministry in prayer.

I cannot adequately express how thankful I am to see so many people ministering to Brad, Daphne & family and Soy, Deidra and family.  Someone took supper to Soy & Deidra at the hospital on Wednesday night and then someone else took them lunch at the hospital yesterday.  Kim French’s Sunday School class brought supper to Brad & Daphne last night.  It is always a blessing whenever you see the “older” folks getting out at night like that to do ministry!

One observation – Brad & Daphne have a driveway!  There is really no need to come up our driveway and then drive across our yard to access their house even if you are bringing a meal!  Just because you own a Jeep does not give you the right to “joy ride” in our front yard!  (I will not name the culprits out of respect for their husbands, Will & Jason!)

Watched some of the two college football games last night and some of the NFL game.  UCLA looked good.  The Redskins looked awful.  OSU & TT seemingly play very little defense.  It seems almost everyone is calling for the Razorbacks and the Volunteers to spring the upsets tomorrow.  IMO, it is not happening as I believe the Aggies & Bulldogs will win by comfortable margins.

It is 4:00AM and Lisa has given me that “daybreak” deadline to have the groceries in the house.  Folks, she is tough!

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

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Sep
25
2014
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THURSDAY, 9/25/14 UPDATED

Reb Nevin’s cath revealed a blockage of 80% in one of her arteries.  The surgeon placed a stent in that artery and said everything looked good.  They will keep Reb overnight.

Caryn Suthoff was discharged from the hospital this morning.

Daphne Hutto was discharged from the hospital.

Rick Bradley has been discharged from the hospital by the doctor and was simply waiting for the paper work to be finished and signed.

Audrey Taylor has been taking a bottle about every two hours or so.  They are only giving her very small amounts but she is doing well.  Still on oxygen.

 

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Sep
25
2014
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THURSDAY, 9/25/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 45;11-48:11 Ephesians 4:1-16 Psalm 68:19-35 Proverbs 24:3-4

Reb Nevin is scheduled to have a heart cath today.  I have not been able to contact her for the details.  (Reb, please send me an e-mail with those details.  Thanks!)  Pray that all goes well.

If everything goes as planned, “C” will be discharged from the hospital today – hallelujah!  She has looked very good the last two days (of course, I always think “C” looks good but I am biased!).  She is ready to get out of the hospital and her family is ready for her to do so too.

Daphne did very well through her surgery yesterday morning.  She should be discharged this morning.  Her chemotherapy treatments should begin the week of 10/13 but that is my calculation and not the doctor’s.

Rick Bradley remains hospitalized but did get a free upgrade as he changed rooms.

Deidra was discharged yesterday afternoon.  Audrey basically remains the same.  Soy & Deidra were given a courtesy room in the hospital so they are staying near the ICU in order to be close to Audrey.

Lisa and I visited Nate & Megan Brewer yesterday morning.  Baby Case continues to recover from his surgery.  Keep praying!

The visitation with the Dottie Dueitt family takes place today from 5:00 – 8:00PM at Serenity Funeral Home.  Service tomorrow at noon.  Pray for the Dueitt family.

We had a good attendance yesterday in our services.  That was especially true in our morning service even though several of our regular attendees were in TN.  (Why would anyone want to go to TN?)  We did cancel the 7:30PM service as things simply did not work out around here.  Lisa is a vital cog in our hosting that service.  My life is way incomplete without her.

The Mission of Hope service which is hosted by the Friendship family takes place tomorrow night beginning at 7:00PM.  Bus leaves the church at 6:15PM.

We have blog readers in Spain!  Found out yesterday that Mario & Amuy Monroy keep up with us via this means.  That means we now have eleven readers in six different countries – USA, Guatemala, Canada, China, Spain and Mississippi!  Amazing!

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

 

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Sep
24
2014
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WEDNESDAY, 9/24/14

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 43:14-45:10 Ephesians 3:1-21 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 24:1-2

Our daughter, Daphne, is set to have surgery this morning at 7:00AM.  She should be discharged tomorrow.

Rick Bradley, Sr. was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning.  Looks like he will be there for a few days.  Rick is a big UF Gator fan and I tried to explain to him that it is only a game – wow!

To me, “C” looked better yesterday than at any point during this whole ordeal.  She was awake, alert and hungry!  Rusty sent me an iMessage last night detailing what a good day she had yesterday.  They did drain around four liters of fluid.  They also inserted a drain so that the fluid can now be drained on a daily basis which is going to be a huge help.

Nate & Megan Brewer’s baby did well through his surgery.  It is my understanding this will be a long road but thank God for the victories of the first twenty four hours of his life on this earth.  Pray for baby Case!

Our granddaughter, Audrey, remains in ICU.  They tried to wean her from the oxygen yesterday but she would have no part of it.  The doctor is not alarmed at this development.  He knows Audrey’s mother very well and understands that some character traits i.e. stubbornness are passed from generation to generation!

True story – Maxine Dupont is on the senior adult trip.  She went to get in the bed at the hotel on Monday night when she her leg was cut  by a piece of metal in the bed.  A night in the emergency room and nine stitches later and she is fine.  Folks, I cannot make this stuff up!

Learned yesterday that three folks were saved in the service at the feeding center in Guatemala this past Sunday!  Glory to God!

Regular schedule this morning and tonight.  Lord willing, I will be in attendance this morning but, if not, Bro. Jerry will be in charge.  We will have the 7:30PM Bible study tonight at the house.

Lisa and I continue to get “tons” of support via e-mail.  We are grateful.  I have been in hopes that folks like Ross Genzink, Tom Compagner and Pastor Bob Harvey will send money but so far that has not been the case!

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

 

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Sep
23
2014
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ARRANGEMENTS FOR DOTTIE DUEITT

The visitation with the Dottie Dueitt family will take place this Thursday, 9/25, from Serenity Funeral Home beginning at  5:00PM and concluding at 8:00PM.  The funeral service will take place from the chapel at Serenity Funeral Home on Friday, 9/26, at noon.  Burial will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens.  Pray for the Dueitt family.

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