Terry's Creek News

Catherine Brown

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Ordinance of Baptism was held at the beginning of our morning service for Rose Roberts last Sunday. Then the Praise Team led in songs of Praise. Special music was by the choir “Redemption Draweth Nigh”. Bro. LaVerne Summerlin’s message was “The Life of the Believer: Part 2 from Acts 2:43-47. Was a wonderful day to have been in the House of our Lord.

Golden Ager for the week is Carey Ensminger, so remember him with a card, visit or call this week.
The Brotherhood Breakfast meeting will be held Sunday at 8:00 am. Guest speaker will be Tom Gunther, so men make your plans to be in attendance.

This Sunday a love offering will be taken for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

I am sure there were some happy and excited children and probably some not so happy as the first day of school began last Monday. Seems like such a short summer vacation for the children.

Services were held for John Randolph Taylor last Friday at the church. Randolph passed away on August 1 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his son, Randall of Ethel, granddaughter Brittany, grandson Mason, sister Lula Lea Robins, sister-in-law, Loyce Taylor and other family members. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Happy Birthday to Dr. David Millican Aug. 12; and Bud Spencer Aug. 15.

Anniversaries wishes to Jack and Dawn Speed Aug. 14.

The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.

Many people are good starters but poor finishers. When the going starts getting tough they listen to the little imp on their shoulder who whispers, “You can’t do it” and “You’ll never make it.” Because of fear, many others do not even start.

What we must realize is that while doing something requires a risk, so does doing nothing. The risk of action may be failure, but the risks of inaction can be stagnation, dissatisfaction, and frustration -- even loss to an evil enemy.

The story of the covered wagon crossing the plains toward the Golden West began with a song:

The Coward never started; The Weak died on the way’ Only the Strong came through!

That’s the way it is in life. But strength does not refer only to physical strength. True strength flows from the strong spirit -- a spirit made powerful by a close relationship with God. He gives us the will and the tools we need to succeed, the dreams and the vision to show us the way, and the wisdom to turn any cursing into a blessing.

Lean on God for direction, and then continue to lean on Him for the wisdom and courage to finish what you’ve begun!

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