By Mary Crosslin

I woke up this morning to a beautiful sunny day and to the sound of a lawnmower humming in my front yard. In a few minutes I could smell the odor of fresh cut grass. I knew it would have to be my brother-in-law who faithfully keeps my yard looking great, for which I am grateful. I got up and dressed, put the coffee on, the mower was still humming, the sun was shining and all was well. It won’t be long before the grass is done and we set in for a beautiful cool fall and look forward to some cold weather for the winter. Happy Columbus Day!

The Piggee Memorial Baptist Church celebrated their church anniversary Sunday afternoon. Rev. Ralph from Fulton was the speaker. Sister Rose Dixon was the morning speaker. It was reported that they both brought very inspiring and encouraging messages. A mid-day meal was served. Rev. Richard Dixon is the pastor.

M.D. Deloney made his weekly mission visit on Sunday afternoon to White Cliffs. He related the application of the  morning church message to a family of homebound church members. It was received with gladness and joy. Many homebound Christians feel abandon by the church because of no contact, due to fewer church members in the country church.

Our prayer list consists of the following: Ruby Archer, Berthine Patt, Alice Graham, Goldie Wilson, Price Savage, Ruby Mae Robinson, George Ware, Mary Jones, Jarrod Maxwell, Juanita Langum and Danté Crosslin. We know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much.

Mattie Hugeon (Stone Mountain, GA) got her Nashville Leader newspaper last week and was very excited to be connected again to her hometown news. Vernolia Johnson (L.A.) also was pleased to hear from home by way of The De Queen Bee. The hometown paper plays an important part in the lives of some people who prefer to read the old fashion way.

Christian Refresher: Psalms 53:1-6 NIV

The fool says in his heart “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile: there is no one who does good.

God looks down from the heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Everyone has turned away, they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Will the evildoers never learn - those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?

There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Oh, the salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel by Glad!


Hope means to keep living amid desperation and keep humming in the darkness. --Henry J. Nouwen

Love is the key!


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