Whitesburg KY

Heavy rains cause creek to rise


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” Proverbs 1:5

The rain has let up only a couple of times to some slight sprinkles, otherwise it’s been a continual downpour. Why is it when it rains all day one tends to think of all those chores that need tending to outside?

Looking out the window I know the creek is getting up when I see what looks like a two-by-four floating down. A little earlier a child’s bumper car went sailing by. When the creek rises we all know what the folks upstream have left in their yards and creek banks. I finally gave up and made a pot of vegetable beef soup and a batch of brownies, like I need them.

We’ve been busy at ECCO baking cakes in an effort to raise funds for our chapel. The first week the thrift store volunteers received so many orders we were booking cake orders a month ahead. Seeing the list I panicked and told them not to take orders for a while — until we get caught up anyway.

I’m hoping to continue writing my column each week, as rambling as it is, but Tony will be starting chemo treatments very soon. I thank everyone for lifting Tony up in your prayers and ask that you please continue as we begin yet another journey into the unknown. But it’s like that song, I can’t remember the title but a verse goes, “We know not what the future holds, but we know who holds our hand.”

As you all know by now, Emily is the bright spot in our life. Last week she let her little friends take turns as she rode them in her go-kart. Looking on I couldn’t help but smile thinking again how much they reminded me of the Charlie Brown bunch, complete with baby Simon solemnly watching from the sidelines all the while hammering down on his pacifier. Those moments pass much too soon.

I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: “I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.”

Community bulletin board – Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m., Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up, call 633-5015 for transportation, Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO, Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome, Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. ECCO thrift store hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This week our prayer list includes Garland Couch, June Maggard, Richard McFarland, Denise Bedwell, Don Brown, Bear Hissom, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman, Tony and Brenda Gross.

Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States, our president and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Our phone number is 606-633-9229 and email address is eccotruth@att.net.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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