Holly Ridge Happenings

“God won’t give you any more than you can handle.” 

Odd, I can’t seem to find that verse.

I’m guessing Job would take exception to that cliche. So would Joseph. Paul did. 

“We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.” 

Why would God call him to experience hurt more than he could handle? Read on.

 “So that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.” 

 Truth? Cancer is more than you can handle, so is infidelity, caregiving, rejection, death and loss and grief and prodigal children and 101 other life struggles. 

God doesn’t expect you to handle it. He expects you to hand it over to him. He doesn’t want you relying on your strength, but on His. 

 If we keep walking around thinking. “God won’t give me more than I can handle,” we’re setting ourselves up for Heavenly disappointment. Good News.  He beckons for your burdens, “Cast you cares upon me.” 

 You will never know relief until you do.

Diane Cobb recently boarded the “big bird” flying to Michigan for a few days visit with her daughter, Denise Cobb, granddaughter Amanda, great granddaughter Elliottt and grandson in law. Her other daughter, Sherry Boritz from Kansas joined them on Friday. It was a great visit together for the Cobb girls and a great getaway.

Tanja Thompon spent five days in Monroe, house and dog sitting for Kyle and Mara T Brown while they were in Seattle for the great Saints game which was good!

We were watching the game on T.V. and Cooper yelled “Billy! Billy!” He spotted Billy Thurman when they showed a close up of the crowd. Jeanne texted him and sure enough it was him. What are the odds?

A friend from years back, Imogene Blaylock and her daughter, Sandra Smith, from Monroe dropped by on Friday. Was so good to see them and Imogene. Did not think I would recognize her but I did!

Bruce and Charlene Dusharme from Herbert was here on Friday also. Charlene said that her sister, Madelene and W.T. Darnell from Carolina were to be here soon for a visit.

Vince Hillman surprised me on Monday when he stopped by, he said just to check on me. So sweet. He farms so far south and all around that he doesn’t have a lot of time to visit. I appreciated him stopping. Of course he got to see Mrs. Louise and Tanja too.

Global Week of Student Prayer

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Happy Birthday this week to: Rebeckah Gwin, Kimberly Walker, Cling Mercer, Lara McKenzie Pyles on September 26th, Avery Lane Elkins on September 27th, Randy Gammill on September 28th, Mike Silk on September 29th, Terry Thompson, Will Vaughn, Tre’ Cade on September 30th, Denise Thomspson, Vic Cheek, Danielle Duckworth and Bobbi Ann Walker on October 1st. Stacey Maxwell, Corey Mayhall, Jennifer McLemore, Mack Haygood on October 2nd. May these celebrate many more happy ones!

Anniversary wishes to: Keith and Cindy Holley on October 2nd (44) years. I wish for this couple many more happy years together!

Have a great week!

Remember: “As long as we have GOD, we are never, ever alone. Whether it’s the soldier on night watch, or the single parent on the night shift, GOD will always give us solace, strength and comfort.”

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