Bulletin / Prayer List 7-15-18

Prayer List
Don and Dannie Baker’s daughter Dona Head will have surgery July 19th.
Israel Strand is having problems with his medication.
Denise King will enter the hospital this evening to have her baby.
Eddie Rolens is recovering from his first surgery. He is scheduled to have two more this month,
We need to keep Jennifer Cox in our prayers.
Ricky Calhoun is in TMC. He is having problems with his medication
Angel Johnson, mother of Chris Johnson has been diagnosed with cancer.
We need to keep Amy McKillop in our prayers.

James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Connor Quinn, Della Price, Brian Scott and Della Skerkis.

Serving in the military; 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Josh Van Deren and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 
Tyler Davies has been deployed to Guam. 

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel. 
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much… 

We rejoice with the King family in the baptism of Madison Hope King.

The next 2018 Texomaland Summer Youth Series meeting will be July 17that Pottsboro church of Christ at 7:30pm. 

Pantry Item:Bleach

July 22 Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Robert Courtney
                         Evening: Greg Counts – Kerry King
Scriptures: Don Harrington

By Ken Gardner

I wonder how often police get called to a baby shower?
Last month they were called to a baby shower in Springfield, Massachusetts. It seems a man got into an argument with another man who was dating the first man’s ex-girlfriend. They had been arguing over whether the woman should let their 5-year-old daughter drink beer (apparently the little girl was the daughter of the first boyfriend). The argument led to a fight between the two men. and that led to a brawl involving several people. One man got shot, the guest of honor was beaten with a stick, and three people were arrested!
Let me see if I’ve got this straight. A woman has a baby by her boyfriend, whom she never marries. And later she gets pregnant by another boyfriend, whom she does marry. But before they get married, she’s given a baby shower, where she tries to let her little girl (the daughter of the first boyfriend) drink beer. The two boyfriends argue, than fight, a brawl starts, someone gets shot, the woman gets beaten with a stick, the police are called, and three people are arrested!
They really do sound like lovely people, don’t they? The kind of people you’d like to get to know, be friends with, live next door to? I don’t mean to be over-critical of others. I know I’ve had wonderful parents and every opportunity in the world and every encouragement and inducement to do what’s right, nurturing that so many others have not had. But when I read about and observe how people of the world (and how some Christians live!) it makes me so very glad that I am a Christian! That I married a Christian, that we took our children to church, that we prayed at the supper table, that we continue to live quiet, even routine lives of peace and security and happiness. It is without question the best life in the world! I wouldn’t trade it for anything. And I’ll do anything to protect myself and my family from worldliness that only leads to disappointment, unhappiness, insecurity, and grief.
May all know, or come to know soon, the joy and happiness that comes from being a humble, faithful child of God!