Fourth of July

“The basic reality of God is plain enough.

Open your eyes and there it is!”

~Romans1:19 MSG~

Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance – I’ve seen this on television many times! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM&feature=share

Mrs. Jerry Pulliam is alert and doing much better.  She’s still hospitalized in McComb and looking forward to getting back to rehab in Kentwood.

Jimmy Schwartz is hospitalized at North Oaks and requests no visitors at this time.  Please pray for him and honor his request.

Austin Rose

Austin update… He continues to get some strength back. Walked down the hall to his breathing treatment yesterday. Ate real food -chicken fingers and mac&cheese- of course it was only a few bites -but still. Also we for some REALLY GREAT NEWS…when we started this whole ordeal 40% of the cells in his bone marrow were cancerous. Test of his marrow on Monday could not detect ANY cancer cells!!! PRAISE BE TO GOD!! So the chemo is working and it continues today. Austin is doing well. Had visitors yesterday which was nice. Thank y’all so much for coming. We just take one day at a time and know that GOD is in control and he hears all the prayers so please keep them going up!!

Prayers for Eli – He cannot break his fever. – Check his facebook page.

Cheryl Dixon Taylor

(August 16, 1960 – July 2, 2013)

A resident of Colemantown, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was born August 16, 1960 in Centreville, MS and was 52 years of age. Survived by her husband, Richard E. “Dusty” Taylor, Colemantown; her beloved mother, Nila Mae Elam Dixon, Colemantown; step-son, Desmond Taylor, Amite; brother, William Charles Dixon and wife, Patricia, Greensburg; 2 sisters, Carol Collins Barnes and husband, Homer, Liberty, MS, and Crystal Dixon Watson and husband, Doug, Greensburg; 9 nieces and nephews including a special niece who was her whole heart and like her own child, Anna-Marie Elizabeth Decute, Greensburg; and 8 great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her father, William Wallace Dixon; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Collins. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Interment Plank Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Clinton. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Pray for God’s hand in Egypt.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Eternal Eyesight” - http://odb.org/

Inspiration – Moments of Valor – Salvatore Giunta - http://moments.org/medal-of-honor-salvatore-giunta-a-moment-of-valor/

US Army Specialist Salvatore Giunta fought in Afghanistan in 2007 and received the Medal of Honor for his acts of heroism and sacrifice during combat. This is his story. The Moments of Valor series was produced in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. – See more at: http://moments.org/medal-of-honor-salvatore-giunta-a-moment-of-valor/#sthash.RFcyOMAl.dpuf

I hope each of you get to celebrate the holiday in some way.  Pray for our country to stay strong and firm in all the values that caused the Declaration of Independence to be written 237 years ago!

Anna Lee