Holly Ridge Happenings

A mom was in the kitchen doing her daily chores when suddenly she heard a scream from where her three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter were playing. 

She ran and asked “What Happened?” 

The boy tearfully and angrily told her that his sister had pulled his hair. His mother felt bad for him and tried to explain to him that it really wasn’t his sister’s intention to hurt him. She was just one-year-old and she doesn’t know that it hurts to have your hair pulled like that. Feeling she had done a good thing in helping her son understand the circumstances rather than just getting mad at his sister, and hoping they where okay, the mom returned to the kitchen. 

Within a couple of minutes she heard another scream, but this time it was her daughter. She ran to the room and ask what had happened. Hardly looking up from his toys her son said quietly, “now she knows.”

If you know what it feels like to be judged wrongly or with little care or sensitivity, then you know it can hurt. It also means you know what not to do to others. If you know what it is like to be judged by God correctly and then forgiven, and called to get up and leave it behind, move on and grow in strentgh and follow the Spirit, then you  know the attitude you ought to have with others. 

That’s the discipleship to which Jesus calls you and me today. Build each other up in the way of the Lord for this is His word to those who would be His disciples.


Ricky Goodman and Gary Branch traveled down to Empire for a couple of days to do some fishing in the marsh. Caught a good number of fish but I guess not enough to share, Ha!

Richard Freeland spent a week plus up in Illinois doing some deer hunting with his bow. He was staying in a friend’s camp up there. Well, I haven’t seen any meat, Ha. It snowed after he left.

Tuesday was a surprise when Mickey Albritton from West Monroe stopped by. He had ben up to Mitchell Stokes picking up pecans. For you who don’t remember Mickey, he grew up here in our little community. Been a while since I had seen him. Always good to have ole friends stop in.

Terry and Denise Thompson motored over to Shreveport on Monday for Grandparents Day at their little granddaughter’s school. Emmalyn was thrilled that they were there.

Terry and Denise also have a brand new great grandson. Congratulations, Hannah and Tyler, who are the proud parents of little Hudson James Matthews who arrived at Willis Knighten in Bossier on Monday, November 4th, 2019. Tripped the scales at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Mom and baby are doing great!

God does not create a lock without its key and God does not give you problems without it’s solutions. Trust Him!!

Lee and Melva Summers from Siloam Springs Arkansas and Sherman and Geneva Williams stopped in on Sunday afternoon. They had been to West New Home for the homecoming which they enjoyed very much!

Happy Birthday this week to: Kelly Hogg on November 15th, Lil Harrison Pucket (3) years old on November 16th, Sarah McElroy on November 17th, my lil brother Malvin, Janice Lofton, Dion Branch, Clay Freeland on November 18th, Emma Jackson and my nephew Joey Stokes on November 19th, Thelma Jackson, Roy Cox, Colby McManus, Ann Hogg  and Dorathy Lively on November 20th. May all of these celebrate many more happy ones!

Anniversary wishes to: Shane and Tammie Pittman on November 16th, Danny and Laurie Whitstine on November 19th. May they share many more happy years together! 

Have a great week! Don’t forget to vote on Saturday, November 16.

Remember: Worry about your own sins. You will not be asked about mine.

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