Holly Ridge Happenings

One night a snake while it was looking for food, entered a carpenter’s workshop. The carpenter, who was a rather untidy man, had left several of his tools lying on the floor. One of them was a handsaw. As the snake went round and round the shop, he climbed over the saw, which gave him a little cut. At once, thinking that the saw was attacking him, he turned around and bit it so hard that his mouth started to bleed. This made him very angry. He attacked again and again until the saw was covered with blood. Dying from his own wounds, the snake decided to wrap itself around the saw and began to squeeze with all its strength but it ended up killing itself. Sometimes we react with anger not realizing we are only hurting ourselves. In life, sometimes it’s better to ignore situations, ignore people and their behavior. People say and do things but it’s your decision to react in a positive way. Soft answers remove anger, Rough words raise rage. Proverbs 15:1


Our prayers go out for Bro. Doyle Volentine who will be overseas the next two weeks on a mission trip. May God bless him!

Roger and Dallie Dew from Springhill was here last Tuesday. They were coming from Bastrop where they attended the funeral service of Douglas Goyne. Was glad they thought to come on down my way for a visit.

Tanya Thompson spent a few days in Vicksburg with her daughter, Niki Thompson. Good visit, but ready to come home.

When your Beacon reaches yo on Thursday, Louise Cater will be home after having knee surgery. Our best wished go out to her.

Tanya and I went with Louise on Sunday night to services at the First Baptist church. Mrs. Iris was giving her testimony. We really enjoyed being there.

God will never leave you empty. If He asks you to put something down, it’s because He wants you to pickup something greater!

Happy Birthday this week to Kengie and Addie Stokes (11) years old on August 24th, my great grand Lawson Rawls on August 25th, Brian McCartney, Carly Pierce, Billy Clay, Ried Davis and Holly Johnson on August 26th, Charles Murray Clack on August 27th, Patsy Massey, Nancy Absher, Deryl Caston, Ryan Calloway, Timothy Thomas on August 29th. I wish them many more happy years to go.

Anniversary wishes to Christine and Ben Reddick and Judy and Pete Richmond. Diane and Allen Nettles on August 28th. Belated anniversary to Dollie and Roger Dew who celebrated their 48 years on August 5th. May they celebrate many more happy ones!

Last reminder! Class reunion on Saturday, August 25th at the Piccadilly in Monroe.

Have a great week!

Remember: In the end everyone will kneel not to a flag, not to a president, not to anything, but to the Lord, Jesus Christ! No debate!


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