"Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come," ­- Matthew 25:42. Happy birthday to Kannah and Courtney this week!

Pray for all the sick in our area. There are so many needs these days.

We had to cancel our programs at the nursing homes this week. Merkell was sick. Pray for Lamar and Diane as they go to the doctor in Memphis on Tuesday. Pray for my great-grandson, David Nelson in Memphis. I talked to my cousin Chris. Remember her in prayer this week.

Pray for all the cancer patients in our area. Pray for our churches, our communities and our state. There several special unspoken prayer requests.

Some of my children got together and went to the zoo in Jackson and the Ag Center. They said they had a good time.

My daughter, Valeria, went home to Memphis on Sunday morning. We enjoyed her being with us for several days.

My grandson, David, called Sunday. They are doing good. Little Lily is growing! She will be 7 months old on August 23rd.

August Rushing will have a birthday August 29th.

Junior and Iva Lou celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on August 8. Many blessings to them in the years to come.

Mrs. Gertrude Shoemake will be 98 years old on August 26th. Bless her heart! She is sweet, and we love her so much!

Merkell and I and Lamar and Diane Clark visited Iva Lou and Junior Savell last Wednesday. We played and sang for awhile. Iva Lou had a very good meal cooked, and we all ate too much because that's what you do when you visit the home of a great cook!

Thought for the week: Show a little kindness and it will come back to you.

God bless you and attend the church of your choice this week.

Special hello to Retha Thrash.