February 17,2013

New Requests:   Lillie Goodwin, Rhoda Holt Family

Continued Requests:   Willie Wills, Jack McCann, Jerry Love, Danny Harrison,

Freddie Rose, Drew Ginn, Gary Smith 

Cancer Patients:  Edith Westfall, Jim Hamilton, Verde Weese, Kathy Sowers, Teresa

Aarowsmith, Carol Davis, Ashley Carrington, Steve Henderson, Doug McCann, Gary


Elderly and Shut Ins and their Families:  Jason Cox, Maxine Soards, Helen Dixon,

Sammy & Gardena Ginn, Flora Wells, Maggie Sparks, Jim Hasler, Russell Hord, Joe

Hewlett, Pat Prater, Barbara Jordan

Web Prayer Requests, Our Troops, Unspoken Needs, Missionaries, the “Lost”, the

   Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually Troubled

Birthdays              Belated  February 11           Willie Wills

                                                February 20          Wilma Mefford


Shining For Jesus

Today I will shine for Jesus.  My life will be a light.
I’ll illuminate the darkness so others will see Christ.
I’ll be Christ’s hands today and lighten someone’s load.
So they will know of God’s love by the example that I show.
I will be Christ’s feet today.  I’ll walk the narrow way.
So others will follow along and live upright today.
I will be Christ’s voice today.  I’ll speak words of life.
So many will come to know of His great sacrifice.
I’ll be Christ’s heart today.  I’ll love as He loves me.
So all the world will know Jesus died to set them free.
Today my life will shine bright so the darkness will flee.
And others may see Christ Jesus because He lives in me.

~ Lenora McWhorter ~



A Heavenly Exercise Program

GUARANTEED RESULTS! This is an intense exercise program. You can do a little at first and work up to the next level. The great part is you do not need a check up from a doctor to perform most of the exercises. The results vary from person to person, but the more you invest, the greater you will feel! What do you say we get started?

~ Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NLT

§  CHIN-UPS: Lift your chin up and hold it there as long as possible. You are feeling so wonderful about your relationship with Jesus that you can’t let it down. Rest. Repeat. Don’t worry, just keep working at it, you’ll get better at this one.
§  LIFTS: Go to the area where you keep your Bible. Do not be concerned about it’s weight, you can do this! Open it up and read a chapter. Rest. Repeat. Lift it over and over! You’ll be amazed how strong you will become!
§  KNEE BENDS: Find a nice private place for this exercise. Start by going from a standing position to a kneeling position. Well, you might as well speak with God while your there. Rest. Repeat. This exercise will take some practice, but you can do it! He is glad to hear from you!
§  SQUATS: Start by finding your small children or grandchildren. Squat down to there eye level and tell them how much Jesus loves them. They might even be interested in knowing how much you love them, too! Rest. Repeat. Very good! How are you feeling at this point?
§  SHADOWBOXING: You might want to shut the blinds for this one. Dance around a little bit, avoiding your enemies strikes. Deliver a cross, uppercut, jab, jab, cross and a knock-out punch! Great job! Rest. Repeat. Now, I must warn you. Be careful! This is only intended for exercise purposes, but if you are to mentally produce an opponent, we recommend Satan! Be careful with this exercise because he does hit back! Work on your ducking and blocking!
§  OVERHEAD RAISES: This exercise is most effective done with music that praises the Lord. So, to get the ultimate stretch, extend both hands out and up to the sky. Really put them up there, stretch them high in the air! Rest. Repeat. How did that feel? Maybe a little uncomfortable at first, but your really getting the hang of it!
§  PUSH-UPS: We’ve got work to do! This exercise can be performed anywhere and anytime, but our research shows that it is rarely done. The sad part is Jesus asks us very specifically to do it. I don’t know about you, but based on that, I’m ready to get busy! So try these performing the exercise here: Push up your neighbor’s trash to the curb, push up an elderly widow’s snow to the street, push up a stranded person’s car to a safe parking lot, push up a fallen fence for the disabled. You got the idea now and look at you! Finding all kinds of things to push up for Jesus Christ! Oh, and try this if you really want to get results: Give Him the credit!
§  SIT-UPS: Sit-up and take notice of where you are after this program. Do you feel stronger? Do you feel closer to Him? Now, sit-up and know how much He loves you! We can exercise a lot of muscles in our body, but to grow closer to Jesus; we have to exercise our heart! So, what is the real key to this program?
Rest. Repeat. Rest. Repeat.

~ Tom Rogers ~

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