(Actions start about 1.50) This is how I spent my morning on Saturday. It was a big deal here in West Virginia. Anyway, I would venture to guess that about 1000 people got up at least by 8 to drive down to South Charleston, which is really west of Charleston. But I wonder how many of those are willing to do the same for church service this morning?
It has been a long week, this week, with my serious cold among other things. My great-grandmother passed away late Friday night. I take this time to remember her:
A retired waitress and a resident of Holden, she died Friday, March 27, 2009, in Hammond. She was 89 and a native of Livingston. Visiting at Community Chapel in Walker on Monday, March 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Religious services at the chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Shannon K. Watts. Interment in Hebron Baptist Cemetery, Denham Springs. Survived by a daughter, Mary E. “Jean” Guidry and husband John W.; and six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands, J.D. Tyler Sr. and Jesse J. DeLatte; a son, Joseph D. Tyler Jr.; mother, S. Emily Watkins; father, A. Maurice Watkins; and two sisters, Lettieteen Blount and Belva Watts. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services, St. Amant, (225) 644-9863.
I will not bore you with the details, but I will remain here for the funeral service and send flowers. Life is too short for too much anguish.
I hope and pray that each of you are doing something for God today. I am still trying to set up ‘podcasts’ for Sunday, so I hope by next Sunday, you can hear a sermon instead of reading my feeble writings. I would like to introduce you to others of the precious faith – those ministers who have built me up.
I have seen an explosion of visitors this month, and that is great, but for next month, I want to focus on doctrine – more than I have been lately. I am formulating something, and I hope to be able to share it with you during April. It concerns Tertullian’s Praxeas and who the man might have really been.
As a reminder to those that feel like traveling, we are having an old fashioned tent-revival in the middle of May, here in West Virginia. Further, we will have one in Pierceton, Indiana in August and Dyersberg, Tennessee in September. Further, we have our annual conference in Portage, Indiana in July.
Sorry, I had to step away for a bit. My children demanded that I sing along with Rarely Herd and ‘Safety Zone.’ It was not a pretty sight.
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built
As a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the LORD,
To the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the LORD. For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the LORD our God
I will seek your good.
(Psalms 122:1-9 NKJV)