“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and eat with him,
and he with me.”
~Revelation 3:20, ESV~
Joan Hagan likes to say she keeps “life interesting”. She broke her big toe this week and had a flat tire on her wheelchair yesterday. She needs a new tube (4.0 x 5). She was unable to get one yesterday. Please pray for her. Surgery is only three and a half weeks away.
Jannie Jarreau Allen
Jannie Allen died on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at her residence in Kentwood. She was 50 and a native of New Roads. Visitation at Living Word Christian Centre, Grangeville, on Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Roger Dale Allen, of Kentwood; son, Everett Dale Allen, 24 and of Kentwood; granddaughter, Dana Marie Allen, 2 years old and of Kentwood; two brothers, Donald Jarreau, of Central and Joseph Jarreau, of Walker; and sister, Resa Odom, of Central. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vernice Marie St. Romain Jarreau; and father, Joseph Harris Jarreau. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Living Word Christian Centre, 2496 La. 63, Pine Grove, LA 70453. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, is in charge of arrangements. For information, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Baptist Press had some very interesting articles last week. You may want to use the link on the right side of this page to read some of them.
The ladies’ prayer group will meet at 6:30 in the morning at Mojo’s. Please feel free to join us. We will be finished before 7:00 so you will have plenty of time to get to work.
HOW MUCH DO YOU OWN
IN THAT DIRECTION?
George Washington Truett was a preacher in Dallas for 47 years. He once visited a wealthy West Texas rancher and had dinner in his huge ranch home. After dinner, the rancher took Dr. Truett up to a veranda on top of his house, and lit up a big cigar. The sun was setting, and if you’ve ever been to West Texas, you know you can see a long way out there. The man pointed to the south toward some oil rigs and said, “I own everything in that direction as far as you can see.” He pointed east toward some cotton fields and said, “And I own everything in that direction, too.” He pointed north toward a huge herd of cattle and bragged, “And, preacher, I own everything as far as you can see in that direction.” He turned to the west, and said, “And I own everything you can see in that direction, except the sun, of course.”
Dr. Truett turned to the man and pointed straight up the sky and said, “And how much do you own in that direction?”
It’s a sobering question for all of us. We are surrounded constantly by the “things” of this world, and it is so easy to think that these “things” are the things that matter most — a nice car, a nice home, nice clothes (and don’t forget all the necessary electronic gadgets!). And so, if we’re not careful, we may seek to accumulate more and more, without regard to our relationship with God. As the rich fool discovered in Luke 12, we will all one day be forced to recognize that the material things we have accumulated have no eternal value.
Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
How much do you own in that direction?
Have a great day!
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina
“How much do you own in that direction?”
That’s a good question we should all ask ourselves!