What a wonderful day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.
We’ve been having some good revival this past week. James and I went three nights, and really enjoyed it. Wayne Turner was speaking on Sunday night, Tim Amburgey on Monday night, Bug Yonts on Tuesday night, Roger Cook on Wednesday night, Charles Shepherd on Thursday night and John Ambrose on Saturday night. There was some really good singing by different ones.
We lost another dear person off of Cowan this past week, Anna Lou Maggard Combs, the daughter of the late Willard and Dorothy (Raleigh) Maggard. She will truly be missed, but will be rejoicing in heaven. Big Cowan
I saw her brother, Bobby Gail (whom I hadn’t seen since we were very young), and met his wife. I saw Judy, Linda, Brenda and Darlene, but wish it had been under different reasons.
A young, 21- year- old girl from Kingscreek died, Melissa Trail. She was the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Lula Ratliff. Our sympathy goes out to all the families.
Jessica Robinson has a baby girl, Jesslyn, born at 4:58 a.m., Jan. 18. She weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces. Keep both of them in your prayers as the baby has trouble breathing.
Jessica is the daughter of Billy Joe Dobson and Shirley Sanders. Billy Joe is the son of Audrey Maggard Hammonds and Charles Hammonds and the son of the late Gene (Roy) Dobson. Congratulations to all.
Tonya Fields turned 17 on Jan. 21. She is a daughter of Wayne and Missy (Whitaker) Fields, and the granddaughter of Archie and Margaret Fields and Allen and Sylvania Whitaker. I hope she had a good day despite the rain.
Astor Fields Jr. will be 61 on Feb. 1. Dakota Fields and Robert Dennis Sexton (Tennessee) have birthdays on Feb. 2. I hope they have a good day, and happy birthday to all of you.
Aiden Jaylynn Nicole Fields will be two years old on Feb. 3. She is the daughter of Melinda Bailey and Terry Fields Jr., and the granddaughter of Terry and Marcella Fields of Cowan.
My brother Archie and Margaret have been really good to me and James. Archie brought down some strawberry fried pies to try. Yummy. And he brought me a piece of cracking cornbread. Very good.
I made a few blackberry dumplings and they were very good, though I probably will get in trouble with my doctor.
Food City has some of the best chicken and dumplings. If you’ve never tried them, please do. They are good.
I guess I would make a good food critic because when I try something and like it, I make comments and go back and try it again. We ate out so much in Indiana that I knew every night’s specials at some of the restaurants, Stories Home Cooked meals, Pizza King, just to name a few. I love good food even though it makes me fat.
I hope that Marie Johnson Boyd in Dante, Va., is doing okay. I met some of her relatives at church, Kathy and Stanley Perry of Little Cowan. They are really sweet people.
There are still lots of people sick and in need of prayer: Bill King, Arnie Hall, Charles Large, Thula Ison, Martha Landers, Bill Maggard and Agnes, Juanita Fields Smith, Lou Anna Fields, and Audrey and Charles Hammonds.
Thanks to my aunt and uncle, Irene and Eugene Day, for 2 100-gallon propane tanks. They read in the paper that we needed them. She called and said that they had two out in the building that they weren’t using. It sure makes a difference in the heating.
James and I still need your prayers. We are starting to go back to church. Pray that the Lord will give us the strength and to help us focus on Him more and not let some things get to us.
We are there to serve the Lord and not people. God is the One we have to stand in front of on Judgment Day, and not someone else. So keep us in your prayers.
Well, I guess I will hush for awhile. I hope all of you have a good week.
Be good to one another, visit the sick and shut-ins, and attend the church of your choice. I love all of you, but God loves you more and will never fail you. We fail Him lots of times, but He will never fail us. May God bless until next time.