Holly Ridge Happenings

Another Year


Another year is dawning! Dear Master, Let it be, in working or in waiting, another year with thee. Another year of leaning upon thy loving breast, of ever deepening trustfulness of quiet, happy rest. Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace. Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy Face. And just like that. Santa is gone until December. But JESUS is still here with gifts that never end.


Here on Monday was Tom and Lori Grigsby Saxton from the Carolina. She is the same today as she was when she grew up right down the road. They were here for Christmas in West Monroe her sister, Judy Caldwell and husband Scott. While here they visited with her family and friends. I’m glad I’m her friend that she did not forget.

Enjoying Christmas with Leo and Carolyn Lyle was their Children from Oklahoma, Greg and Pam Grantham and their son Caron. It still hurts when they have to leave for home though.

Louise Cater enjoyed Christmas Eve at Randy and Cindy Martinez in Vicksburg getting up early Christmas morning to go to Jackson for a great lunch at Jason and Lindsey Martinez and little Lylia Jo. She had a great time!

We as usual had Christmas breakfast and opened gifts at my house. Many great gifts much love and fellowship at my house. Then they went different ways.

Greg and Jeanne had her family for lunch at their house but I had lunch at the store for who ever. Ha. Great Christmas all was well.

Christmas night there was fireworks at Naomon and Jeanette Barriers. Several friends and family enjoyed the beauty. Tanja Thompson and her children and grandchildren had Christmas at her son’s Juri and Maria in Monroe.

Just a thought but the truth! I might lose battles, but I will not lose my faith, nor the will to keep going with my God!

I got a call from my friend, Mary “ole granny” Russell to let me know that the COA enjoyed more great Christmas carols from Chris Crawford. The ladies just enjoy life at the COA  and some times it sorta makes me jealous but I’m proud for them! Cal again anytime, Mary.

My nephew, Joey Stokes from Kentucky, came by to see us a couple of times while he was here for the memorial service for his sister, Becky Rawls. He looks good but I’d like to see hime more often, but not on those terms.  

Here on Sunday were Dan and Carol Little from West Monroe. It had been too long since their last visit and I did tell them that. We had a very enjoyable visit as usual!

Ben and Emily Thompson had Rodrigo and Julianne Branch Romero from Florida have dinner at their home during Christmas. Julianne was Emily’s high school friend. They live in Miami, Florida but she is in Medical school in the Caribbean. Was great to get together!

My love and prayers go out to the David Rawls family during the time of their loss of our Becky Rawls. To know Becky was to love her,  her smile and concern for you were always there. Becky was the first baby that I ever kept when I was just ten years old. I loved her like she was mine but she took her heavenly flight and left this old women behind. But God is goood and I’ll be alright. Okay!

May God’s love keep them during their lonely days ahead.

Memorial service for Art Sharplin’s will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Swartz First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Visitation is at 10 a.m. Art leaves behind his wife of so many years, Kathy Sharplin of Austin, Texas. One son and one daughter. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends during this time.

Happy Birthday to: Chevy Navarro, Charlotte Plackiatis and Jim Fortenberry on January 2nd, Tammie Bryant and Bud Rogers on January 3rd, Tyler Thomas, Jamie Rawls, Chase Miller, Rita McCowin, Drew Cullen on January 4th, Barbara Leonar on January 5th, Jerry Cobb, Curtis Jackson, J.B. Kirk, Josh Lofton, Arthur Gwin, Janet Winstead on January 6th, Tracey Clack, Cindy Holley on January 7th, Shannon G. Gibson, Conley Chappel on January 8th, Gracie Rawls on January 9th, Mark Ahsher on January 12th, Rene Jakson, Jack Green, April Bridges, Kyle Bridges and Scott Dew on January 13th. Gavin Clark, Chance Caston and Tonie Bragg on January 14th, My Jeanne Thompson, Andy Chappell, Evan Jones, Kenny Johnston, Barbara Gwin Callegan on January 15th.   May these celebrate many more happy ones.

Anniversary wishes to: Gail and Rudy Cook on January 9th, and Lisa ad Max Dixson on January 12th. I wish for these many more happy years together!

Hope your New Year was a happy one and this year will be the best you ever had.

Have a great week.

Just a thought: Let’s pray that in 2020 Love replaces hate, Faith replaces fear, and People remember the bond we all share. 

Remember: The world needs JESUS. Long before Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus the tree was already planted to meet the need.

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