Holly Ridge Happenings

May Christ Be More Important Than Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas needs to be superseded by  the Spirit of Christ. 

The Spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. 

The Spirit of Christmas is sentimental; The Spirit of Christ is supernatural. 

The Spirit of Christmas is a human product;  The Spirit of Christ is a Divine Person.

 That makes all the Difference in the world.

 Merry Christmas.


Thursday brought the Pee girls out for a visit, Cobina  Zellar from Colorado, Rita LaForge from West Monroe and our very own, from Rayville, Edwina Greer had a wonderful visit. I did not know they had not eaten lunch. Well they decided it was time to go because they were starving. I have them turnip greens, Cornbread and taco soup to take home with them to eat. I mean, don’t go hungry, Right?

Friday we enjoyed Linda Rice, Penny Hammond, Annette Brown and Nancy Beasly dropping in for ice cream. We enjoyed this visit also.

Christmas does not come from the pockets, it comes from the heart. It is not about gifts, but rather the love for your family and friends.

Steve and Janice Lofton traveled to Texarkana on Tuesday evening for a Christmas Cantata that their grandson Stephen Bolster played an instrument in the band. Those two are going to be there if at all possible.

Tanja Thompson, Niki Teernan, Kyle and Mara Brown enjoyed the Candy Cane Lane Christmas on Saturday  night.

Connie and Robert Burney from Jackson Mississippi were in our are visiting with Tammy and Noel Johnson then to David and Cheryl Cardova in Rayville where they met Gary Cheek for lunch on out to North Holly Ridge to visit with Debra Cheek and Terry and Denise Thompson before their stop at Ralph and Janet Cheek. I sure I must have been out of pocket because they did not stop to see me, Ha!

“Little” Freddie McVay is in this area. He is doing some insulation for his Aunt Debra and visit with  Denise and Terry, Justing, Ralph and Janet and others in the Cheek family.

Happy Birthday this week to: My oldest great grand Ainsley and Earl, Christian Thompsn on December 19th, Nacy King Foster and Jessica McNeese on December 20th, Shane Hough, Randy Gilly, Ethan Dear on December 21st, Betty Hamacker on Decembr 24th, Trey Stokes and Mara Thompso Brown on December 25th, may these celebrate many more happy ones.

Anniversary wishes to: Sherry and Alvin (Shorty) Hough and  Nellie and Doug Thompson on December 19th, Mary and Tony Stanley on December 23rd. I wish for these many more happy years together!

Have a great week. Merry Christmas to All.

Remember: Broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending.

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