January 12, 2012
Last week was really a slow week for this little village. The Christmas trees came down and decorations were carefully stored away for another year. The weather was just beautiful and many of our folks were unable to enjoy it for there has been something going around – we just call it “crud”.
Ima Jean Bennett had a terrible could and even ran fever for several days. She just stayed in for fear she would spread it to others even when she felt better. Maurene Barron had to be hospitalized on Christmas Day – just a few days after she celebrated her 99th birthday. She was released this past Wednesday and felt like going to the beauty shop on Thursday – that was a special gift.
Shirley Miller suffered from the stomach virus for several days and became dehydrated. She had to go to the clinic for the fluids needed to get her back on track. Keep her in your prayers.
Last week I told you about Shelby Deason’s mishap on the four-wheel; I’m happy to report that she was able to be back in church on Sunday even though she is still suffering from a broken nose, scrapes and bruises. Lynsay Deason Lee experienced excruciating back pain. Her friends and family were trying to get her to go to the doctor; hopefully she will this week and the pain will be alleviated.
Paige Elkins is, also, on our hearts and minds for she has had a backset and had to be airlifted to a hospital in New Orleans. The last I heard she was doing better. She is a real trooper considering all the health problem she has experienced over the last few years. Our prayers are with her, as well as others that we may not know about.
On Wednesday of last week our new sign for the Village of Spearsville was erected. We think it is perfectly beautiful and are so pleased to have this to welcome people as they travel trough. Drive by and look at it if you haven’t done so already and I’m sure that you, too, will appreciate how it adds to our town as we do. We have Mr. Troy Culp, owner of Arkansas Stone in West Monroe, to thank for donating the brick and having this built; the Town Council/ Mayor Oda Rockett get our thanks for replacing the sign that was stolen several months earlier.
On Thursday, Karen and Latty Trull came to the Little Yellow House, with their tiller, and got the ground ready for the flower beds. They were surprised at how rich the soil seems to be; it should be just perfect with the added peat and fertilizer. Karen and Latty, not only worked the soil, but also picked up all the broken brick and trash that was left from the brickwork done at the museum a few weeks ago. Our hats are off to them for their willingness to work in such a way that shows their interest and love for this project that honors the ancestors of all the communities of Spearsville.
Bro. James brought a great message on establishing our goals for the new year which came from Phil. 3: 13-14. 1) Forgive ourselves and forget our failures – because God remembers them no more when we ask for forgiveness. 2) Give up all the grudges – they are destructive to our ourselves and and to others. 3) Restore relationships with other – say “I’m sorry” – harsh words can never be recalled but can be forgiven. 4) Turn your back on transgressions and move on toward the goal of being a better person that reflects our Lord Jesus Christ in our daily lives.