Holly Ridge Happenings
By Shirley Thompson
As the story goes, they built a new church building and people came form far and wide to see it. They admired its beauty! Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the lovely structure except the nail. No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous. “ If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me if I quit!” So the nail then released its hold and slid down the roof and fell in the mud.
That night it rained and rained. Soon the shingle that had no nail blew away, and the roof began to leak. The water streaked the walls and the beautiful murals. The plaster began to fall, the carpet was stained, and the pulpit Bible was ruined by water. All this because a little nail decided to quit! But what of the nail? While holding the shingle, it was obscure but it was also useful. Buried in the mud it was just as obscure, but now it was useless and would soon be eaten up by rust.
The Moral of the story. Every member is important to the church! You may, like the nail, feel obscure at times, but just like the nail, your absence is felt. When you are not present for worship, in some way the body of Christ hurts.
We are all a part of the Lord’s ministry.
Congratulations to our Holly Ridge girls who made cheerleader for the Rayville Hornets. They were: Mattie Sean, Johana Dove, Cassie Jinks, Maggie Lee. You go girls were proud of you!
Here on Thursday was Carl and Gloria Franklin from Knoxville Tenn. They were down South to help his brother celebrate this 80th birthday and on to Shreveport to help her sister celebrate her 80th. They never change and they still want thier ice cream. Ha!
Stopping by last week was John Jordan, Jerry Sharplin and Art Sharplin. Art said he was taking Jerry to Austin.
Saturday afternoon Hilda Collier from Tallulah and Margie Murphy from West Monroe had been “running the road” and decided to come by for a brief visit. A little one is better is better to me then none at all!
Glen and Kim Mann from Haughton, with their daughter Kaillyn and her friend Sarah stopped in for ice cream. You see if I didn’t have ice cream, there is people that I’d never see.
Birthday Wishes: John Tullas, Curtis Ray Cox, Bobbie Smith, Krystal Pelly, Polly McManus and Elijah Nix on Feburary 7th, Katie Richardson on February 8th, Alan Jordan, Summer Graham, and Margie Pyles on February 9th, Kelly ann Taylor, Issac Blaylock on February 10th, Ralph Clack and Connie Jo Burney on February 11th, Brody Afemam, Wayne Moore, on February 12th, Kayla Brown on February 13th. May all of these celebrate many more.
Anniversary wishes to: My children, Greg and Jeanne (34 years) on February 10th; and Melanie and Heath Rawls on February 12th. I wish these many more years of happiness together!
Have a good week. I’d love for you to call and share.
Remember: “God had one Son without sin, but he never had a Son without trials.”
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