Dread And Anxiety

January 14, 2015

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“I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.”

~Luke 12:49-50, NLT


“The load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”

~John Newton

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I was reading Luke 12 last Sunday morning and came across the above verses where Jesus shares His burden with His disciples. Of course, they turned a deaf ear which made the burden more difficult to bear. I am not accusing Jesus of anxiety but He certainly dreaded the cross and longed for it to be history.

Anxiety is created by emotional stress when we feel pulled in two different directions at the same time. Anxiety divides the heart; it keeps us from being integrated and disturbs our peace. What Jesus said comforts me, “I am under a heavy burden until my mission is accomplished.” I know I have read this verse 100 times but Sunday morning it gave me a comfort to know Jesus experienced our feelings of being burdened. I do wish His disciples had been sympathetic but true sympathy is hard to come by in this sin cursed broken world.

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  • TODAY WE PRAY FOR THE WORLD. Ken emailed me about a new plan to get the gospel to unreached people groups. Lets pray about this new initiative. It will be possible for us to sponsor a project directly without sending the money to Richmond. We do need to finish the TASK.
  • Kenny got his N-G tube out and he was thrilled. He gets his med through an IV port and it can do it himself. His middle son Brad came in from Texas yesterday evening around 4:20 and he was excited about seeing his son. He did not feel as well yesterday as he did the day before. Do not stop praying for Kenny.
  • REMEMBER THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT ON THE CHURCH DIRECTORY. If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, call Mandy ASAP.


CELEBRATION OF LIFE service for Roy Erskin Mims, 78, of Moulton will be Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Bailey, Dr. Lee Hartselle and Rev. Tony Smitherman officiating. Graveside service will be in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Mims died on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1936, in Chilton County to Ocie Mims and Inez Mims. He was saved and attended Danville Baptist Church. He was best known for the Dari Delite Restaurant and his famous chicken fingers. Roy taught school at Jemison for 12 years, where he coached basketball and football. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golf, and was a member of Burningtree Country Club. In his early days, he and his father raised produce and he was always a worker. Roy was a registered Brangus cattle farmer. He was preceded in death by a son, Todd Allan Mims; sister, Mary Mims; two nephews, Don and Frankie Mims and his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Mims; two sons, Kyle Dewayne Mims of Clanton and Camron Tye Mims of Hartselle; three daughters, Rhonda Scott of Boca Raton, FL, Traci Patrick of Clarksville, TN and Regina Tetreault of Gulf Breeze, FL; two sisters, Ruby Dean Driver of Clanton and Betty Gorrie of Biloxi, MS; 11 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Camron Mims, Kyle Mims, Casey Mims, Brandon Mims, Keith Driver, Jeremy Tetreault and Scott Coffman.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorials be made to the Hartselle Animal Shelter and to Alzheimer’s Research. 



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