Monday

“I press toward the goal

for the prize of the upward call

of God in Christ Jesus.” 

~Philippians 3:14~

 

Mrs. Martha Traylor

“Miss” Martha continues to be in Hood Memorial.  Pray for her and for her family.

Anne Ellzey 

Anne is in North Oaks.  Doctors have not given the family any prognosis yet.  Pray for Anne’s children as they wait by her side.

Austin Rose

I talked with Ann LaBarbara, Austin’s grandmother, today.  She said Austin is hospitalized for his final treatment.  Then, he will be considered cancer free after six stressful months.  Pray for Austin and his family as they celebrate a wonderful Christmas thanking God for his watch-care over the family during the past months.

Patrick Hoosier

Pat had a difficult day Sunday.  Pray he will get some relief from his pain.  Pray for Pat and his family  as they celebrate the Christmas holidays.

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner

Thank God the family is headed home for the holidays.  Pray for continued strong faith and unity of this family.

Drew Williams

Drew is more uncomfortable than he expected to be.  Eating through a tube is not fun either.  Pray he will be better tomorrow.  Also, pray for his parents, Matt and Shea, as they both are staying busy with his care.

Linda Phillips and Jerry Doughty

Linda and Jerry both spent some time in the North Oaks’ ER yesterday, buy thankfully were not admitted.  Pray for them this Christmas week.  Pray for Kim as once again she has both parents sick at the same time.

Juanita M. Langston 

(December 23, 1929 – December 22, 2013) 

A resident of Greensburg, LA, died at 5:40 AM on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born December 23, 1929 in St. Helena Parish and was 83 years of age. She was a lifelong member of Killian Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Woodard. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite. Survived by, 2 daughters, Carolyn Athey, and Katherine Thomas; 2 sons, Carl B. and Donald E. Langston; 4 brothers, Wiley, Wilton, Milton, and Clifford McDaniel; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. preceded in death by, husband, Carl A. Langston; parents, Riley and Maude McDaniel; 2 sons, David R. and William C. Langston; 2 sisters, Christine Seely and Laura Whitehead; 2 brothers, Riley and Eugene McDaniel. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 I taught her now deceased son, Will.  All those years teaching gave me the opportunity to meet lots of people.  I have been richly blessed.

 Devotional – Our Daily Bread

http://odb.org/ 

Inspiring Stories – “The Hotel Clerk”

http://academictips.org/blogs/the-hotel-clerk/

Does this story remind you of a young family looking for a place to stay as the lady gives birth to Jesus, the most special person who has ever lived?

Hymns of the Day – “Away in a Manger” and What Child is This?”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/w/awaymang.htm

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/h/whatcist.htm

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – “Signs of the Gospel”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/w/awaymang.htm

This is a very important time of the year.  As you enjoy some time with family and/or others who are extra special in your life, remember it is not about gifts, but the greatest gift that was ever given, Jesus!

Anna Lee