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Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter

Well folks, Old Man Winter is still here. It sure has been cold this weekend and there’s snow on the ground, but we can’t complain too much because we have had good weather so far. I can’t wait until spring comes and that will be a lot of work around the place, like planting the garden, mowing the yard and working in the flower beds. You can always find something to do around the house if you want to.
It was sad to hear about Preacher Roy Allen passing. He was a dear friend and he will be missed. He was a man that always wanted to be busy, and he was always on the go. He sang with the Gospel Travelers for many years and we recorded tapes at Lundy Recording and we made CDs. We went to the nursing home for many years and his wife Barbara was always by his side. We went to a lot of churches to sing and she never complained, not once. Preacher Roy had a good education, but he never forgot his upbringing. He helped me in so many ways.
He loved raising his garden and planting flowers for Barbara. One time he told me he would like to get him some honey bees and he got him some bee hive bodies and I put him in some swarms of bees in the hives and he always liked his bees. He was a simple man, and if he could help you, he would. You can’t find many people like Preacher Roy was today. As I said, he sure will be missed. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the Allen family.
We saw a lot of our friends at the funeral home. So many people that we know go out each week to meet the Lord. A lot of people are sick and in need of prayers at this time, Edgar Lawson, Von Minton, Landon McDaniel, Susan Whitis, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Ora Henson, and James Brown. So pray for all the sick and shut ins, for the ones in the hospitals, and the nursing homes. I want to tell you, if you have never had sickness or death in your family, just hold your base, you will.
I’ve heard some people say I don’t need anybody to help me. Well, I do. I need friends to help me, and I always need the good Lord everyday of my life. He sure has been good to me and you will need him too.
We got the grandbaby with us this week and we went to Sunday school and church today. I wish everyone would go to Sunday school and church. Just a saying, we need to look for the good in a person and not find a fault. The bible tells us that we are to love one another, as God loves us.
I’ve got one birthday this week, Trisha Jane Shelton, who lives up Somerset way. She will be celebrating her birthday this coming Thursday, so have a good birthday Trisha, and may God Bless you to have many more. We love you.
The Roots Branch Church will be having their monthly singing this Saturday night starting at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you, and God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Everythings Come To Life

Well folks, it won’t be too long until spring, and it will be time to plant the garden and prune the apple, pear and peach trees, too. We have three apricot trees and two plum trees. If you prune the trees, you will have bigger fruit on them. Fall is the best time for pruning the trees.
Now is a good time to select the best garden seeds. If you plant fresh potatoes, before planting them, cut the potatoes with the eyes on them. About a month before you plant them, they will be healed up and they will do better, that’s what I do. Put sweet corn seed in water over night and they will come up quicker.
I love to raise a garden and to plant the seed and get a little dirt on my hands. I truly love springtime; it’s the time of year when everything’s come to life. To see the pretty flowers bloom, the trees budding, to hear the birds sing and the frogs start hollering.
It’s a blessing to be able to get out and go to church and Sunday school. So many people, the things in life we take for granted, the good Lord gives us the things we need. So let us be thankful for what we have.
We get the grand baby every weekend and we take him to church and Sunday school, so folks if you have children and grandchildren, take them to Sunday school and church to teach them about the Lord. You can’t find a better place to take them.
I want to say hello to my good friends, the Pelfreys and the Smiths, way up Virginia way to all of you that get the Enterprise, and to all of you that read my little write up. So many tell me they enjoy reading my little column each week.
A lot of people are sick and in need of prayers. Brother Calvin Hacker is sick. Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Junior Mills, Susan Whitis, Harley Sibert and James Brown. So pray for all the folks, as they need a touch from the Lord at this time. Pray for all that have lost a loved one this past week, for those that are in the hospitals and the nursing homes and the ones that are at home also.
Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Jeff Garrison. He lives at Mt. Sterling; he is Gerldine “Boots” Smith best son-in-law. Also, Daugh Sizemore, Junior and Tabitha Sizemore. So to all of you, may you all have the best birthday ever and God bless you all to have many more.
Happy anniversaries go out to Donnie and Wanda Johnson. May God bless you two to have many more. I want to say hello to Daugh and Lucy Pearl Gregory up Michigan way.
I want to thank everyone that reads my column each week. May God bless you all and God bless America and may the good Lord forever hold you in his hands.

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Where the snow is fifteen feet deep

Well folks, we here in Clay County should be thankful that we don’t live in Alaska, where the snow is fifteen feet deep. What would we do if we had that much snow here? We sure have been blessed so far this year, for my part they can have all of the snow.
Well, it won’t be too long now until spring and I love spring time. When the grass starts growing and the trees and the flowers start budding. It’s my time of year.
Well, we had a good singing Saturday night at the church. We got the grandbaby over the weekend and we took him to Sunday school and church. When the boys plays the guitar and banjo, he gets so excited, and he wants to try to play the banjo.
You should see him and hear him as he sings ‘This Little Light of Mine.’ I believe he will make a good player. He’s not 2 years old yet and already he’s trying to make chords on the guitar.
Folks, it’s what you teach them and how you bring them up. It’s just a thought, but what if everybody would take their children to Sunday school and church? I believe it would be better for us. We wouldn’t see so much things happen in our county if we did. Where can you find a better place to go, than Sunday school and to church?
Some folks are still sick. Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Susan Whitis, James Brown, Larry and Nana Minton, Grand Son of Ora Henson, and Sonya Dezarn. These folks need prayer so pray for them.
Some people are having birthdays this week. Diana Carpenter and Travis Hollins. So have the best birthday ever and may God bless you all to have many more.
I like what Hugh Gregory put in the paper last week about our roads. Up here on Roots Branch, we need two bridges built, not just cement slabs laid across the creeks, and below our house the road has broke off and I told the county that it needed fixing four years ago and they come and sprayed paint around the brake. Spraying paint doesn’t fix it, it’s not safe for the school bus to pass on it, but hopefully they will fix it and I believe they will. I think that we have a good county judge.
I want to thank the staff at the Enterprise. They are so good to help me, and thanks to all of you for reading my little column.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. God bless you all and God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter is still with us, and a lot of churches cancelled out their service today because of bad weather, but we had Sunday School today and worship services also and tonight too. We didn’t get as much snow as some people did. The Lord is so good to us.
We got some birthday cards this week and we are grateful for them. From Brother Roy Allen down Sacker Way and also our friend Gerldene Boats Smith up Blue Hole Way. It’s good to have friends to remember you on your birthday.
We had a good time and some friends came by to help us celebrate our birthday. We took the grand boy to Sunday school and church today and tonight also. He sure likes to play his little guitar and now he wants a banjo and I guess I’ll have to find him one. It’s amazing how a little child likes music, he gets my guitar books and looks at them. He’s not even 2 years old yet and he’s trying to make chords on the guitar.
He likes going to church. Folks, its what you teach them and show them.
The Roots Branch Church will be having their monthly singing this Saturday night starting at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome to come, so come on out and worship with us.
A lot of people are sick in need of praying. Edgar Lawson, Susan Whitis, James Brown, Harley Sibert Waymon and Joyce Mills, Carl and Ruby Hibbard, and also little Haley Spurlock. Remember the ones in the hospitals and the nursing homes. Remember Gladys Smith in your prayers too.
Some people are having birthdays this week. January the 19th, Gary Singleton and Edward Mitizger. On January the 20th, Daugh Gregory and on the 22nd, preacher George Blair. So we wish you all the best birthday ever and may God bless you all to have many more from all your friends and family.
Pray for all the churches through out the world that more souls may be saved and pray for the leaders of our nation.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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We can't complain about the weather

Well friends, we can’t complain about the weather so far this year, we’ve not had much snow so far, but the good Lord knows what we need. We should count our blessings everyday. It’s good to go to church and Sunday school.

We are so blessed here in America. The good Lord gives us the things we need. So many times we forget to thank him for his blessings.

So many are sick and still in need of prayers. Edgar Lawson, Susan Whitis Waymon and Joyce Mills, George Blair, Homer Sizemore and his sister and his brother, Raleigh Sizemore. Also remember little Haley Spurlock and Janus Brown. So pray for these people. Remember the ones that are in the hospital, the nursing homes, and the ones that are at home.

Well, it won’t be too long until springtime. It’s time for getting the seed we need for the garden tomatoes and corn seed, cabbage seed, potato seed, and so many more seed we need for the garden. Some people plant potatoes and onions in February.

Some folks are having birthdays, Diana Brown, Jonathon Denson, Arron Smith, Wendi Baird, Johnny “Poss” Gregory, and Marcus Trenton Lewis.

Clay and Gertrude Lawson will be having birthday Sunday, January the 15th. So to everyone that are having birthdays, may God richly bless you to have many more.

I want to thank everyone for the phone calls about my little write up and the ones that I meet from time to time saying that they enjoy reading my little column.

I don’t have any fancy things to write about, I’m just a plain person, and we got nothing bad to say about anyone. We are to love one another as the Lord teaches us to do.

So many people are hurting and have needs, but the greatest need people need today is salvation. They need to be saved, but God gives each person a choice. So chose the Lord and Savior now.

Well I’ll stop for now, may the good Lord bless and keep you. God bless America, and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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