THE HEIGHTENER                                  

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you."  -James 4:10


Volume XXVIIII

May 8, 2007

Number 19

                                                                    

VIEWPOINT

“A Mother’s Day Surprise” was written by Alan Smith, and it appeared in Heartlight.

Two children ordered their mother to stay in bed one Mother’s Day morning. As she lay there looking forward to being brought breakfast in bed, the smell of bacon floated up from the kitchen.

Finally, the children called her to come downstairs. She found them both sitting at the table eating bacon and eggs. “As a surprise for Mother’s Day,” one explained, “we decided to cook our own breakfast.”

I don’t know what you’re planning for Mother’s Day, but I do hope you’re planning to do something special to honor her.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.” John Gray said, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.”  And how about this Spanish proverb – “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”

All of those quotations have one thing in common—they all emphasize the fact that mothers have such a powerful influence, not only over their children, but over the very course of history.

I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. Nobody — not teachers, not preachers, not psychologists — gets the same chance to mold human minds and nurture human bodies and emotions like a mother does. The results of competent mothering can truly be seen for generations.

“Her children rise up and call her  blessed;  Her  husband  also, and he praises her” (Prov. 31:2).

We certainly do wish all our mothers a great day!  I look forward to seeing you as well on Sunday with a Bible and a smile.                  RA

 

                          

 

A Mother’s Prayer

by Terra D. Brimberry

Heavenly Father,

For more than five years, I have come to you with prayers on behalf of my child. Before I even knew Jeffrey was a boy, I prayed to you almost daily for his safety, his soul, and his good health. You have blessed me many times over, Father, with a healthy son, and with five wonderful years of enjoying his smiles, his laughter, and feeling his loving arms around my neck. You have also given me more patience than I knew I had, in dealing with his anger, his stubbornness, and his disobedience. For all of these things, and much, much more, I thank you Father.

Today, I come with another request. My son, who has been by my side for all of his young life, is going to be starting kindergarten soon, and it is something he is looking forward to with great joy and anticipation. Mom, on the other hand, has a few reservations. How will I be able to let him go, and entrust his care to a stranger for six hours a day, five days a week? How can I let anyone else be such an important influence in his life? Please give me strength Father, to know that you will be with him when I can’t be, and that you are in control of his life and mine, always.

I pray for his teacher, Lord, and ask that you give her the wisdom, compassion, and experience that she will need to teach Jeffrey and the other youngsters that will be in her class. I pray for his classmates, and for special friendships that school can bring. He is so excited about the prospects of school and all that is involved with that, and I want his experiences to be fun and fulfilling. I also know Lord, that life is not always easy, and that he is going to get his feelings hurt, and that he might not be the class favorite or the teacher’s pet. Wrap your arms around him, Father, and please give me the peace and assurance that can only come from You and You alone. Bless Jeffrey, and help him to always look to his family, his faith, and his God, when life is good and when life is not. Let him always know that he is loved deeply here on earth and also from above.

In Jesus name, Amen

 

 

 

GEORGIA AGAPE

There is one week left in our Georgia AGAPE fundraiser (the last day to make donations is May 13).  Our children are helping by bringing money to Bible class.  As an incentive   the class that donates the most will get a doughnut party!

   

    WEDDING RECEPTION

The church family is invited to attend the reception following the marriage of Ashley Marlow and Sasha Wernersbach on May 19, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.  The reception will be held in Hapeville at the UAW Recreation Center .

Please let Jill Marlow know if you are planning to attend. 

 

    BRIDAL SHOWER

   

All ladies are invited to a Bridal Shower for Lindsay Hodges at 3:00, Sunday May 20 in the Fellowship Room.

Lindsay and William Adamack will be married in Jamaica in a family ceremony on June 27.  Invitations for a reception in July are pending.  The couple is registered at Dillards and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Home Depot cards are also appreciated due to need home repairs. 

 

   LOOKING AHEAD

     Harvey Starling will make his annual visit to Cedar Grove on May 20.

 

 

   NEW ADDRESS

    Brandon Marlow has a new address.  It’s available in the church office along with his phone.

 

  SPECIAL THANKS  

  The visit from Rainbow Omega was very positive.  We enjoyed meeting the residents and appreciated the

  presentation by Gerald Blackwood.  We are thankful for their work and glad that we have a part in helping.  

 

 

 OUR SICK

 Murray and Nancy Kirkland were sick Sunday.

Continue to remember Evelyn Bohannon, Susan Carson, Nell Peters, J. W. Raines, Richard

and Joyce Smith Geneva White, Virgil Mize and Heather Moore.

 

THOSE TO SERVE - May 13, 2007

Welcome

Ross Anderson

Song Leader

Doyle White

Opening Prayer

Greg Cannon

Lord's Table

*Joe Maddox

 

*Bill Moore

 

Merritt Eagling

 

Jim May

Scripture Reading

Armando Banuelos

 

Psalm 127:1-3

Closing Prayer

Steve Putman

Welcome -PM

Ross Anderson

Song Leader

Doyle White   

Opening Prayer

Phil Hamby

Scripture Reading

Jimmy Scott

 

Proverbs 25:25-28

Closing Prayer

Dick Massey

Communion Preparation

Sally Ray

Nursery Attendant

 

Melanie King,

Connie Elam

 

 

 

RECORD 5/6/07

Bible School

68   

Worship AM

117    

Worship PM

N/A   

Wednesday Bible Study

51   

Contribution

N/A