11 November 2018

                               STRIVING TO DO GOD'S THINGS GOD'S WAY
                                  AND TO WORSHIP OUR GOD - - HIS WAY;
                                            FORSAKING OUR OWN IDEAS,
                                        WE SEEK HIS WILL IN ALL THINGS.

                                                  NEWS AND NOTES

and are glad that you have come to worship God with us

for Dorie Brensinger, Erma Madden, Barb Cauveren, Russell Davis, Linda Linnemann, Pam Phillips, Helen Pitts, Donald Guzman, John Nichols, Cheryl Baswell, Edward Bafia, Jeanie McAlexander, Madelyn Bedell, the Goddard family and Robeson County, NC effected by Hurricane Michael.


Those who thank God even in trials, turn the burden into blessings.  So keep your faith close to your heart and God will provide.


                                                          RICH OR POOR?

A father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent two days on the farm of what he considered a very poor family. On their return from the trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

“It was great, Dad,” the son answered.

So the father asked, “What did you learn from the trip?”

The son replied, “I saw that we have one dog and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. We have servants that serve us, but they serve each other. We have walls around our property to protect us, but they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless! Then his son added “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we really are!”

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? This boy was able to appreciate everything God has given us! I hope we all recognize what money cannot buy!

- Gary Herridge, Parkersburg, VA via BulletinDigest.com


                                   OUR PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES

     Little ones often go to their knees to pray.  Reverently they bow their heads and often fold their hands as they talk to God in prayer.

     We observe how the prayers of small ones are almost always filled with THANKS for so many things in their lives (Dad, Mom, brothers, sisters, teddy bears, dolls, whatever comes to their precious minds).  Innocent children come before the throne of God in prayer with THANKS.

     Our Heavenly Father desires to hear from us.  He wants us to offer our praise and devotion, our gratitude and thanksgiving, to Him.  The inspired Word encourages us to be thankful (Col. 3:15), give thanks (Col 3:17), give thanks in everything (1 Thess. 5:18), give thanks unto the Lord (Psalm 100:4; 107:1), and abound in thanksgiving (Col. 2:5-7).  The apostle Paul condemned the unthankful (Romans 1:21, 29).

     May we follow the grand example of little ones and give THANKS unto the Lord.  In their purity and innocence they offer to the Lord precisely what we should offer.

- East Hill church of Christ via Bulletin Digest


                                HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING

                      Count your blessing instead of your crosses;

                      Count your gains instead of you losses.

                      Count your joys instead of you woes;

                      Count your friends instead of you foes.

                      Count your smiles instead of your tears;

                      Count your courage instead of your fears.

                      Count your full years instead of your lean;

                      Count your kind deeds instead of you mean.

                      Count your health instead of your wealth;

                      Count on God instead of yourself.
                                                                    - Author Unknown



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Russell Davis
Ray Williams

18 November 18

                                            GOD’S SIMPLE PLAN TO SAVE MAN                            

                                                 Hear God's Word- Romans 10:17
                                                         Believe- Hebrews 11:6
                                                            Repent- Acts 17:30
                                                          Confess- Acts 8:36-37
                                                         Be Baptized- Acts 2:38
Live Faithfully- Hebrews 5:9


                              6 WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE

            1. Have Faith in God’s Plan

            2. Put It in God’s Hands

            3. Practice Gratitude Daily

            4. Focus on Helping Others

            5. Surround Yourself With Laughter

            6. Write it Out / Talk it Out

                                                              - Author Unknown