Thelma Keyes

Celebrate the month

of August

Good Morning/Evening!

I wrote an article last week but I accidentally hit a wrong key and it did not send to the right e-mail!!

Last week was the end of July birthdays and there were some people I gave a Happy Birthday wish to... Mrs. Gladys Townsend was one, a very special woman I have grown to love and I hope she had a beautiful day.

Now it is the beginning of August, a very great month to me because a major part of my family was born in August and some dear friends. So we will be celebrating all month!!

Sunday morning started off with a uplifting message from Pastor Henderson, coming from Isaiah 53:3; subject: “Despised and Rejected Savior.” Song service was presented by Sis. Marylon Evans, Sis. Catherine Shepard and Sis. Lorean Anderson.

On that afternoon some of us traveled to Jackson, to support our Pastor as he spoke at a church there. And some of us went to Little Rock M. B. Church as they started their Revival Week. Rev. Antwon Brown, Pastor of Altare M. B. Church was the evening speaker. He came from Acts 27:18-20; subject “Don’t Give Up In The Storm!” He told us about the many different storms of life, and speaking of the ship in the scriptures as they had to lighten the load of the ship to stay afloat. It really hit home with me and some personal storms I had to go through, and I realize that some of the things I had to let go of were for my good, if I had tried to hold on to those things I thought I needed I would have lost focus on God and would still be in the darkness of that storm. I thank God everyday for providing my needs and teaching me not to stay stuck on all my wants. It seems hard to do at first, but with your faith and true friends you can prioritize your way of life and keep your Savior first in all things.

Our children are headed back to school and it is important to keep them and their teachers lifted up in prayer. And do our best as parents and concerned family members to help out where and when we can. It still takes a Village!!

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to families of Mr. Jeff Lofton, Mr. Cliff McClendon, Ms. Shonta Ford, Ms. LaShonja Denise Smith, and all the victims of the senseless shootings.

Prayers for all the sick and shut-ins and their caregivers: May Hunt, Ernestine Bobbitt, Ethel Coleman, Addie Ree Gatewood, Robert Derricks, Robert Lee Murray, Mary Smith, Juanita Banks, Betty Nell White, Joel Hunt, Virginia Tucker, Joe Townsend, Jessie L. Gatewood, JoAnn Graffenread, Bobby Joe Harrison, Ernestine Coleman, and Rev. Marcus Mann.

“Let your eyes look right on, and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27

Have a great Day, I love you!!