This week…ending October 9

Something new!

prayerPrayers 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!).

Please add us to the prayer list that the medical team can hold off labor, infection or anything scary; that we have a healthy delivery at 34 weeks (about 10/26/16); and for all those helping us through to keep James and Willis in good care.
Amelia and Cliff Beard

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.

Donna Callahan


a simple silly

Since we’re a little light on news this week, I thought you might enjoy an “oldie.”

church1Painting 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!”





     We are “Simple Faith Kids Following Jesus.”

     A Simple Faith’s children’s curriculum is written by Cyndi Talty.  She has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary as well as a Masters of Arts in Counseling from the same seminary.  Cyndi has taught elementary school for over 25 yrs. We have an interactive Sunday School that is always fun and interesting because Mrs. Talty thinks that God’s world or Word is fun and exciting and full of joy! Come join in the fun, join in the joy of being a part of getting to know US, JESUS, OTHERS and YOURSELF!!


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Pastor Ronnie’s Sermon
 The 12 Traditions (#3) – One Requirement – From October 2, 2016

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.


communion servers


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

simple wisdom



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