A Grateful Heart

January 16, 2015

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O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

~Psalm 106:1, NKJV


Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

~Karl Barth

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One of our deacons text me this morning and said he was praying for me. Judging by the way things went for me, I am assuming several must have prayed for me and I want to thank you. In the old days I got very anxious about weddings and now it is Celebration of Life Services. I don’t get anxious about weddings anymore because Joe David does the weddings. Everything went well at Roy’s service and the best way to describe me is thankful. I do appreciate our DBC family who attended and I also thank Ray and Adeline for buying my lunch. I am not encouraging you to stop praying for me. You will see several request in the EXTRA.


  • Continue to pray for Kenny Holladay. He was not feeling well enough for me to converse with me yesterday. I spent about 5 minutes and had prayer. Please pray for Kenny: he is sore all over. It hurts him to move. Would you stop right here and saw a prayer for Kenny. Elisebeth Elliot says, “When God does not give us what we ask for; it is usually because He has something better in mind.”
  • When I booked Phil Glisson for a one day Sunday meeting, I never thought about a super bowl or any other kind of bowl. I’m not much of an NFL fan since they persecuted Tebow but I have watched some of the playoff games and enjoyed what I watched because I don’t really care who wins. I talked to Phil yesterday and he wants to go with the February 1 date as planned and I have no problem with it.
  • As of this moment, we are planning to leave for Mobile Saturday about noon. Joe David will be preaching Sunday morning and night. No deacons meeting but LCBS is at 9:15 and worship at 10:15.
  • CHURCH DIRECTORY is going great to date: I don’t think we had any cancelations last night or anyone who was late. Even David and Ginger were on time.
  • I accidentally came across a movie MOM’S NIGHT OUT that was produced by the church is Georgia. It is a comedy about the stress that mothers endure in raising small children. If you are the mom of small children, it would be a refreshing watch. Trace Atkins is very good and so are the others. It was filmed in Birmingham I think. The associate pastor is the only one I recognized from the church. Most of the actors are profession. Hollywooders made fun of the movie, called it pathetic. I don’t think it will become a classic but it is not pathetic.


God gives what we need LEWIS

Whitey’s Story Made The Internet

[Courtesy of Bobby From L.A.]

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he’d make a deal with his son, “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car.” The boy thought about that for a moment, decided, he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said, “Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut.” The boy said, “You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there’s even strong evidence that
Jesus had long hair.”  The dad replied, “Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?”



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