The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY

Easter memories to hold on to

Hello everyone! Hope all had a great Easter. The weather was really nice on Saturday when most kids were out hunting Easter eggs. Hopefully, they had lots of fun.

Back in the ‘50s, we went over to Kingdom Come to Zack Frazier’s place to hide eggs. Just as we got there, it started snowing. We were on the back of a pickup and before we got back to Cowan we were covered with snow. Easter was in the early part of April back then.

When my kids and grandkids were little, we had lots of fun with them on Easter and I love colored eggs.

Lots of people have a big Easter dinner. We never did. I guess because Mom always cooked a big dinner on Sundays anyway. I do remember one Easter we went to the home of Becky Jane and Jasper Miles and they had a big dinner and I think I ate a dozen boiled eggs. Wonder I hadn’t gotten sick! I really enjoyed going there. We usually took Emily and Eli Dixon over there. Emily was a sister to Becky Jane. Sure do miss all of them.

Those are some of the memories I will always hold on to.

Late happy birthday to Courtland Gales. He turned five years on April 21. He lives in California with his mother Erica Demery and little brother DeAundre. He is the first grandson of Pamela Sue Fields and the great-grandson of Archie and Margaret Fields and Lucille Collins. We haven’t seen him in a long time. Hopefully they will come and visit soon. Big Cowan

May birthdays: Linda (Day) Fields on May 2, married to Herb. Agnes Maggard, May 5, married to Billy Ray. Thomas Wolfe will be 33 on May 10, son of Kathy and Edward Wolfe Sr. Glen Seaman, May 10, pastor of Bethel Apostolic Church in Greensburg, Ind. He was my very first pastor and I love and appreciate him very much. Mary Jacobson on May 12, mother of Melinda and Daniel. Charles Large, May 13, and Pat Large, May 20, both of Virginia. Emma (Day) Adams, May 25, married to George Allen, has one son, Chris. Tommy Bockover, May 28, son of Shelby Bockover of Greensburg, Ind., and the late Bobby Bockover.

Hope all of them have a very happy birthday and many more.

Prayer requests: Charles and Pat Large, Guy Stewart, Tim Amburgey, Mary Lou Fields, Mary Ann Maggard, Hazel Rayburn, Brack Sexton, Melinda Daniel, Della and Morris Maggard, Irene and Eugene Day, Maude Pack, Arie Boggs, Anna Lou (Maggard) Combs, Agnes and Bill Maggard, Audrey and Charles Hammonds, and Odessa and Rubin Lewis.

May the Lord touch each and every one of you and give you the strength to overcome all of your pain and suffering. Those of you who are mourning a loved one, may God grant you peace. I love each and every one of you, but God loves you more.

Mike Fields and Guy Stewart attended a Good Friday service at Whitesburg and then on Sunday morning Mike got up early to go to sunrise services at King’s Chapel.

No excuses, I know! I have a hard time getting up that early. I didn’t go to church anywhere Easter Sunday and I am sorry about that. If I don’t go to church on a regular basis, I won’t go on special services. That’s just the way I am.

Pray for my husband and me that we will find the right church to go worship our Lord. It is just hard to go to a church where there is always trouble and we need to pray for those churches, their pastors and congregations that they will get the love of God in their hearts and treat people the way they would want to be treated and let their light shine in this world where there is so much despair and it’s getting worse with the economy.

Show love to everyone who enters your congregation. Treat them with respect and if they slip and fall along the way, pick them up. Do not be glad they fell and keep them down. Pray for them. Call and encourage them and if they leave for whatever reason, call or visit them and see if there is something you can do to encourage them. Don’t let the door slam them in the rear and keep on going. Follow them, encourage them. You can get more bees with honey.

Let people know that you care and are praying for them. In the Bible when there was one last sheep, the shepherd went after it because it was just as important as the other 99 that were in the field.

Well, enough for the sermon! I am just saying a lot of good people leave the churches and no one cares and if the pastor really cared, he would try to encourage instead of worrying about what they are out saying about the church.

Everyone that knows me knows that I am kinda bold in what I say, but with this being Easter Sunday it just makes me think o how some of the churches are falling away. In the Bible it says, “In the last days there will be a great falling away.”

Until next time, be good to one another. Pray for one another. Attend the church of your choice.

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