Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Love …. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:7,8 NKJV
What a welcome sight was the sun shining on Pine Mountain. As Tony and I were having breakfast, we watched as the sun’s rays began their slow descent into the Eolia valley. Our cabin sits on a little knoll and we watched as the golden light touched our neighbors’ rooftops, causing the frost to glisten like diamonds. This time of the year we’re happy to see frost instead of snow, but come spring it’s another story. We’d rather not see the frost at all come planting time.
Later while taking a walk around the yard, I spotted a tiny cluster of green peeping out of the flowerbed. I smiled thinking back a few years when Emily so eagerly helped me plant tulips and daff odils. Precious memories, how they linger.
Tony spent a night at Pikeville Hospital for taking dizzy spells, but it turned out to be an ear problem.
I was sorry to hear Hannah Burke had fallen in the bathtub, injuring her back again. Last time I talked to Mable Gilliam she was feeling somewhat better after her fall.
Garland Couch is recuperating at home after having part of a foot removed. Carolyn, his wife, said they are waiting for a shoe to arrive which will enable him to walk again.
I was so sorry to hear about Judy Branham being back in the hospital. We ask you to please lift these folks up in prayer, as it seems their journey is especially difficult at this time.
With that, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: “Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”
Community bulletin board: Good News Club Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up. Kid’s Time Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month 11 a.m. at the Partridge Station. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center; come and bring a guest.
This week our prayer list includes Judy Branham, Mable Gilliam, Garland Couch, Hannah Burke, Judy McKnight, Bent Shepherd, Richard McFarland, Don Brown, Bear Hissom, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Lucy Maggard, Stephanie Estep, Lillian and Nora Walker, Pat Shelton, Roger Shelton, Jack and Marie Snell, Sheldon and Marie Starr, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman, Tony and Brenda Gross.
Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved to drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States, our President and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Our email address is eccotruth@ att.net.
Until next week from myself and the folks at ECCO, God bless.