Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News
July 2, 2020
I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe July 4th. Our country needs the prayers of all who believe in our nation and in God. Our nation is facing some trying times, but it has in the past and survived. We can do it again by electing leaders who will stand for the right and hold up the constitution of the nation as it has been in the past, and should, for it was set up by leaders who believed in God. Be safe in all you do and remember to follow guidelines for safety as set forth by the health professionals.
Those who are sick or shut-in and in need of prayers for whatever the need: William Barber, David and Joyce Barnes, G.Y. Bennett, Connie Bonner, Barbara Brown, Burrell Brown, Dorothy Brown, Amy Carroll, Bobby Carroll, Dorothy Carroll, Joann Carroll, Kathleen Carroll, Spencer Clark, Fada Clay, Terrell Crews, Marian Dryden, Rusty Dupont, Geneva Grover, Helen Hardin, Myrtle Harvey, Melody Hensley, Beverly Holloway, Mickey James, Monette King, Edith Lawson, Wendy McKnight, Rita Norris, Angie Odom, Lonnie Odom, Donna Owen, Coleen Rasbury, J. T. Runions, Mike Runions, Mona Runions, Tommy and Gwen Shaw, Nell Skelton, Tommy Taylor, Annette Williams, Margie Willis and Selina Young. Please remember these in your daily prayers along with others you know that are sick or shut-in.
Happy birthday to Shonda Carroll, July 5, Kim Atkinson, July 8, and Eddie Carroll and Rhonda Tiller July 10. Wishing for these many more happy days to celebrate life and hope they have a great birthday.
Happy anniversary to Dana and Jason Sims, July 5, and to Glen and Carol Hinson, July 7. We wish for these couples many more years to celebrate life together.
We express sympathy to the family of Chris Hudson, Cody Jose McKenzie Blake Turner, Martha Helen Qualls, Jessica Scott, Peggy Rita Hamlin and Bonnie Denise Quillen. Prayers for these families and any other families who have lost loved ones that we may not know about.
Most of the farmers have finished with the first cutting of hay which is good because there have been lots of showers in the area and the weather people forecast more for this week. But rain is essential to the preservation of earth and the animals and humans who reside there. So we can’t complain about the rain, it doesn’t do any good anyway!
Many families will be getting together to celebrate the fourth this weekend and going places to have fun. Let us not forget those who died to give us the freedoms we have in this country. Whatever your plans are, be safe and keep those you love safe from harm. Remember drinking and driving and water and alcohol do not mix and can cause serious outcomes for many people, even those who do not participate in these things.
Several places in the area are having fireworks for people to enjoy and many can be seen from your vehicle or from a distance that would be safe for your family to enjoy.
Praying for your safety as you plan and carry out plans you have for the weekend holiday. Many will have days off from work and that is always a good thing if you get paid for it, which many do.
May God bless you and yours, but remember those who are less fortunate and call or send cards to them. And, if possible and safe, a visit would be nice. Praying for you to have health and happiness as we enter the month of July which is the seventh month of this new year that we have seen many trials in many ways. Praying the last half will be better for all.