Prayers from his week will now be included as we receive them. Please remember these people in your prayers.
Hey it’s Amelia Beard. I’m 31 weeks along today – but my water broke Monday night while I was asleep. I’m at Sacred Heart in Pensacola and still pregnant and planning to stay that way for 3 weeks here in this lovely hospital room. Cliff is here with me too. Thankfully labor contractions didn’t win this time and meds were able to stop that nonsense. Plan is to be bored, hang out and they will induce at 34 weeks (possibly on sweet baby James’ birthday!).
A very dear young woman was just rushed to the Pensacola hospital. She’s in her late 20s and she has three young babies and she had a stroke this morning. so I’m asking that you lift her up in prayer because we know God is a healer. Her name is Rachael Flynn. Please pray for her husband Ryan as well. He is on his way to Pensacola to be with his wife Rachael.
a simple silly
Since we’re a little light on news this week, I thought you might enjoy an “oldie.”
Painting the Church
There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time. Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.
Smokey put in a bid; and because his price was so low, he got the job. So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.
Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down, washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried, “Oh, God, Oh, God, forgive me. What should I do?”
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke,
(you’re going to love this)
“Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!”
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Pastor Ronnie’s Sermon
I am happy to let you know that the weekly gathering is now uploaded to YouTube each week. If you’d like to join us there, just click on A Simple Faith’s YouTube channel here.
10/16….Rose Rogers and Bruce Young
Susannah Wright and Cindy McBrayer
10/23…..Ann Scott & John Youngbeck
Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
10/30…..Jackie Losapio and Donna Callahan
Kelly and David Cochrane
11/6…….Nancy and Billy McConnell
Judy Hamilton and Craig Seelman
11/13…..Janet and Cole Taylor
Nina and Garrett Horn
11/20 ….Larry and Melissa Davis and ??
11/27…Paula Brenick and Sara Brunson and ??
quote of the week:
“None of us has ever seen a motive. Therefore, we don’t know we can’t do anything more than suspect what inspires the action of another. For this good and valid reason, we’re told not to judge.
Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.”
― Brennan Manning