“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,

and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” 

~Psalm 34:18~

(Holidays are extra difficult for some people.  Do something to help ease their pain.)

Bad weather will be in our area this morning.  Make wise decisions.

Tresa Rhodus

Born: August 23, 1964
Died: November 22, 2014

New Zion Baptist Church will hold a Thanksgiving dinner this morning after morning worship.

Tonight, the  Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at the Kentwood Methodist Church.

Today ends the collection process for OCC Shoeboxes.  I’m thankful to hear the numbers in our area are good, but know we could always do better.  Our goal for next year has been set.  We hope to meet, and exceed, that new goal.  I trust our other local churches, schools, and organizations plan to do the same.  Blessings will abound!

Next Sunday, we will have the annual Lottie Moon Tea for our association in combination with Ladies’ Night.  All girls and youth are invited to come with their mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers.

Devotional, Scripture, Quotes, and a Song

  • “Outlasting Bitterness” – http://odb
  • If anyone has a complaint against another;                                                     even as Christ forgave you,                                                                                       so you also must do.                                                                                                                                                        ~Colossians 3:13~                                                 Notice that next to last word.  It’s not easy,                                                       but “must” leaves no room for doubt!
  • Hate hurts the hater more than the hated,

            no matter how justified it may seem.                                                                                                      

                                                                ~Our Daily Bread~

            When we forgive someone,    

             we look more like Jesus than at any other moment in our life.                                            

                                                                                                            ~Our Daily Bread~

Thankfulness: Day 23 – Today, I want to thank God for “timeless truths” (the site used above, but mainly the truths we have been taught which were taught to generations of families before us and will continue to be taught for generations of families until the Lord returns.

Hanging on to “timeless truths”!  We can both share them and still keep them!

Anna Lee