Here it is a warm, cloudy Sunday morning. No, I didn’t miss church, it doesn’t start until three in the afternoon. I stay busy, so I only have extra time on Sundays. I really don’t like winter, but we have been blessed with warm weather, cloudy, but warm. Never any snow, only on rare times. The only thing resembling snow is a heavy frost.
I hope all had a nice Christmas. Pete and I don’t celebrate Christmas as most do. The best present you could give me I have received, two doggies.
My friend bought me a solid white Chihuahua, and Pete bought us a Yorkie. We looked for a Yorkie for over a year, and I have one ordered and will get it in May.
We all have many blessings if only we realize it. Every now and then I realize how blessed most are.
For the Person of the Week I chose a wonderful 13-year-old, Madison Drew. He attends Brunswick Christian Academy with his sister, Kayla. Madison’s best friend, Austin Sasser, is in the seventh grade, and they are both members at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Bolivia, where Madison is a minister.
He does great preaching, is a wonderful singer and plays the guitar and harmonica. His sister plays the drums and baby sister, Hannah, sings.
I know Pastor Charles Drew, their daddy, is proud of them as he can be. Of course Madison is one of my favorite people.
As most know, I like animals more than people. I’m just like millions of people, I love animals, and a horse is the only animal that I am afraid of.
Hey Emma, I hope you and Red are okay. Rose and family, too.
And a great big ‘howdy’ to Oma Hatton there in Whitesburg. I don’t write letters as I should, so I say my hellos by way of the paper.
Hello to my brother, Vernon, and Connie in Kentucky, and Joyce and Charlie Whitaker of Blackey.
Of course, we should all talk to Jesus daily. Sad to say that some people don’t. This just comes to mind.
We have something to say to God daily, not only as a friend, but also as a Master we serve. Think how numerous and important the concerns are that lie between us and God, and we will acknowledge that we have a great deal to say to Him.
We have a constant dependence on Him. All our expectations are from Him, we have constant dealings with Him, He is the God with whom we have to do.
This is the day that God has made, for you and me. Enjoy.
The Smiths, Gladys, Pete and critters.