… That you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:20 (NIV)
Margaret Elizabeth McCann Abbott
(August 10, 1925 – November 24, 2008)
Died at 11:15AM on Monday, November 24, 2008 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood, LA. She was a native of Sherfield, AL and a resident of Kentwood, LA. Age 83 years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. on Wednesday until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart and Rev. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Survived by 4 daughters, Ovelene Spears and her husband, Ernest, Kentwood, Jean Powers and her husband, Jimmy, Kentwood, Janice Hutchinson and her husband, Steve, Cedarville, IL, Charlotte White, Kentwood, 2 sons, James Abbott, Kentwood, Joseph Abbott, Kentwood, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by 1st husband, Columbus Abbott, 2nd husband, Charles Abbott, Sr., 3 sons, Timothy Abbott, Paul Abbott, and Charles Abbott, Jr., daughter, Gennie Willie, parents, Ellis and Jennie McCann. Pallbearers will be Steven Spears, Eric Brumfield, David Spears, Scott Abbott, Joseph Willie, Jr., and Jimmy Powers, Jr.
*Christmas Toys for Migrant Children are due to the church office by Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
*Christmas Cards with Stamps for parish prisoners are also due by Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
*No AWANA meeting on Nov. 30th.
*”Men of the Bible” Bible study begins Dec. 7th in Friendship Circle Sunday school class.
*”Hope for the Hoidays”, a seminar for those dealing with loss, sorrow, loneliness, and grief will be at FBC, Kentwood on Dec. 11th at 6:30 P.M.
By Mike Benson
A CHICAGO BANK once asked for a letter of recommendation on a young Bostonian being considered for employment…
The Boston investment house could not say enough about the young man. His father, they wrote, was a Cabot; his mother was a Lowell. Further back was a happy blend of Saltonstalls, Peabodys, and others of Boston’s finest families. His recommendation was given without hesitation.
Several days later, the Chicago bank sent a note saying the information supplied was altogether inadequate. It read: “We are not contemplating using the young man for breeding purposes. Just for work.”
God is not a respector of persons either. He wants to use people from every family, nation, and race who want to work and serve for Him.
“Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him” ( Acts 10:34-35).
Posted by Mike Benson at October 21, 2008 2:41 PM
Make the most of this day the Lord has given us. Today is the only day we will have this day!