Thursday

“I pray that the perception of your mind

may be enlightened so you may know

what is the hope of His calling,

what are the glorious riches

of His inheritance among the saints,

and what is the immeasurable greatness

of His power to us who believe.”

~Ephesians 1:18-19a, HCSB~

 

Kendall Ott will be having surgery to remove a kidney.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Alicia Cutrer will be having a heart procedure.  Please add her to your prayer list.

Buddy Harrison continues to need our prayers as he has more surgeries.

Our granddaughter fell and has a concussion.  She will be “resting her brain” for the next week.  Pray for Peyton in Georgia.

Several people have surgery scheduled for the next week or two.

  • 11/9 – Jill 
  • 11/12 – Jesse
  • 11/16 – Kenneth
  • 11/17 – Kenny Ray
  • 11/17 – Freida

 

 

Read the Bible in 2016Ecclesiastics 5-6

Baptist Press bpnews,net

 

Thankfulness: Day 5        I have a future!  You may think I am too old since I am retired, but for Him I hope to work until He calls me home.

       Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  •  “Practicing Resurrection” – http://www.ourdailyjourney.org/2015/11/05/practicing-resurrection/
  • My dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.                                                     Always work enthusiastically for the Lord,                                                                                  for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.                                                                                                                                   ~1 Corinthians 15:58~
  • “What a Day that will Be”
    • Lyrics –  http://lyrics.astraweb.com/display/898/hymns..unknown..what_a_day_that_will_be.html
    • History -I love to watch the Gaither Homecoming videos, and every now and then I’m pleasantly surprised to see some of the dignitaries of Southern Gospel music there. One person I love to see is Jim Hill, who as of this writing is in his 80s and still has his beautiful tenor voice.

      Jim Hill as a young man studied to be a professional singer, even auditioning for the Metropolitan Opera, but thankfully for us and for the Kingdom of God he decided to dedicate his life to gospel music. In the 1940s, he started to both manage and sing tenor with the famed Golden Keys Quartet.

      In the early 1950’s, he would write “What a Day That Will Be”.The story goes that his mother-in-law got gravely ill. He was a new Christian at the time, and while he was driving home from work he asked God why this was happening to her. He then said that words just came flooding to his head–when he got home he grabbed a piece of cardboard and started writing the words down. The first person he sang the song to was his mother-in-law.

      The song was first presented by the Golden Keys Quartet and went on to be recorded by the Homeland Harmony Quartet. It would go on to become one of the most loved hymns in all of Southern Gospel music. Later in the 1960s, the Golden Keys Quartet would also help establish the songs of another young hymn writer by the name of Bill Gaither.

      On October 3, 2012, Jim is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dollywood, a tribute that’s certainly much-deserved and long overdue.             On October 3, 2012, Jim is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dollywood, a tribute that’s certainly much-deserved and long overdue.    http://www.namethathymn.com/christian-hymns/what-a-day-that-will-be-lyrics.html

    • YouTube –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnvZL_zW2JI

 

This day is a good day to “Count Your Blessings”!

Anna Lee