Senior Citizens

There’s nothing 

whatsoever 

the matter with me.

I’m just as healthy 

as I can be.

I have arthritis in 

both my knees.

And when I talk, 

I talk with a wheeze.

My pulse is weak, 

my blood is thin,

But I’m awfully well 

for the shape I’m in.


All my teeth have 

had to come out,

And my diet I hate 

to think about.

I’m overweight and I

 can’t get thin,

But I’m awfully well 

for the shape I’m in.


And

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God always has an answer

 For any negative we say to ourselves,

God has a positive answer for it.

We say: “It’s impossible.”

God says: “All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)

We say: “I’m too tired.”

God says: “I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

We say: “I can’t do it.”

God says: “You can do all things.” (Philippians 4:13)

We say: “I’m not able.”

God says: “I am able.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

We say:

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Love

Genuine “Love” Is…

 1. Long-suffering (patient)

 2. Kind

 3. Not jealous

 4. Not boastful

 5. Not arrogant 

 6. Not rude

 7. Not selfish

 8. Not resentful

 9. Thinks no evil

10. Rejoices in truth

11. Bears all things

12. Believes all things

13. Hopes all things

14. Endures all things

A Selfish Marriage Is…

One with two takers and no givers. That creates a serious problem. A marriage needs unselfish, self-giving love, the kind of

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Go ahead, have a good laugh

Scientists have been studying the effect of laughter on human beings and have found, among other things, that laughter has a profound and instantaneous effect on virtually every important organ in the human body.

Laughter reduces health-sapping tensions and relaxes the tissues as well as exercises the most vital organs.

It is said that laughter, even when forced, results in a beneficial

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A Deck of Cards

During the war a group of soldiers arrived at a small village in France after a long march. The chaplain read a prayer and asked all the men who had Bibles to open them. One of the soldiers brought out a deck of cards. He was arrested and taken to the commanding officer.

“Sir” he said. “I have neither Bible nor

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Spend your time wisely

We’ve all heard the expression, “Stop and smell the roses.” But how often do we really take the time out of our hectic lives to notice the world around us?

Life gets so busy that sometimes it seems we don’t have the time to stop for anyone or anything. But every now and then, something happens that forces us to slow

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Area Bits and Pieces

Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” 

We may never know why God does what He does, because we cannot possibly fathom the depths of His love for us. How can we comprehend a love so grand, so giving? That He knows us, knows our thoughts, and loves us anyway.

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Letting Go

 To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring,

it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To let go is not to cut 

myself off,

it’s the realization that I can’t control another.

To let go is not to enable,

but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To let go is to admit powerlessness,

which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To let go is not

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Spend your time wisely

We’ve all heard the expression, “Stop and smell the roses.” But how often do we really take the time out of our hectic lives to notice the world around us?

Life gets so busy that sometimes it seems we don’t have the time to stop for anyone or anything. But every now and then, something happens that forces us to slow

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Dirty Dishes

Thank God for dirty dishes,

they have a tale to tell,

While other folks are hungry;

We are eating very well.

With home and health and happiness

We shouldn’t want to fuss

For by this stack of evidence,

God is very good to us.

Pick your friends, but not to pieces.

What does you anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of

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Beauty Secrets for Ladies and Gentlemen

1. For ‘attractive lips,” speak words of kindness.

2. For “lovely eyes,” seek out the good in people. 

3. For “a slim figure,” share your food with the hungry.

4. For “beautiful hair,” let your child run their fingers through it once a day.

5. For “poise,” walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. 

6. You are left with the tradition of the

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SAM’S CLUB (SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY)

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Cathedral of Praise, SAM’s Club (Senior Adult Ministry) met for our monthly meeting. Around 30 seniors gathered to fellowship and enjoy a pot luck lunch.  Rev. Tommy McLaughlin was our guest speaker. We were honored to have him and his lovely wife, Sheila, with us today.  

Rev. Tommy’s topic was “Be of Good Cheer”

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God always has an answer

For any negative we say to ourselves,

God has a positive answer for it.

We say: “It’s impossible.”

God says: “All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)

We say: “I’m too tired.”

God says: “I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

We say: “I can’t do it.”

God says: “You can do all things.” (Philippians 4:13)

We say: “I’m not able.”

God says: “I am able.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

We say:

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He Is

In Genesis, He’s the Breath of life

In Exodus, the Passover Lamb

In Leviticus, He’s our High Priest

In Numbers, The fire by night

In Deuteronomy, He’s Moses’ voice

In Joshua, He is salvation’s choice

Judges, law giver

In Ruth, the kinsmen-redeemer

In First and second Samuel, our trusted prophet

In Kings and Chronicles, He’s sovereign

In Ezra, true and faithful scribe

In Nehemian, He’s the rebuilder of broken walls and

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Longtime Friends

 My friend Ernestine and I have been friends for almost 50 years. We first met when our daughters were in first grade. When both our husbands died in 2007 we really became close friends. It was almost a daily thing for us to meet at Hardee’s and talk with all the girls and then go gallivanting around town.

Ernestine recently remarried,

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Siriwat Mongkonsombatsiri… aka James Jones

James is the latest addition to our family. He is a foreign exchange student from Bangkok, Thailand.

My daughter and her family, Kathy, Ferrell and Noah Jones, welcomed James into their home back in September.

I think he was in culture shock coming from a big city of 8 million to a little town of 5000.

His laid-back attitude fits right in with

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Noah Turns 16!

My grandson, Noah Jones, turned 16 on Christmas Eve. We celebrated his birthday with family and friends. 

He has grown up to be such a kind and caring young man. 

On Friday, Noah was off to Glencoe to get his driver’s license. And he has kept the roads hot ever since!

His mom and dad (Kathy and Ferrell Jones) surprised him with 5

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My World Traveler

My grandson, Noah Jones, had the privilege to travel with People to People Ambassador Program this past summer. He and 40 other kids from North Alabama traveled to Italy, Sicily and Greece for 20 days.

It was an experience he will hopefully never forget. In Rome, they toured the Colosseum, St. Peter’s inside the Vatican City and the Catacombs. From there

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New Year’s Day tradition continues

Once again we spent New Year’s Day bringing in the new year with friends and family at my daughter’s home. Around 20 people gathered to enjoy the traditional black-eyed peas and collards along with a bounty of delicious food. There were the regular attendees and some new ones, some have gone on to be with Jesus and then some just

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Alphabet Prayer

 A… Almighty God

B… Bless my family and me

C… Comfort me

D… Draw me to You in prayer

E… Enlighten me

F… Forgive my sins

G… Give me a few good friends

H… Help me to do Your will

I… I am Your servant

J… Joyful are my days

K… Keep me from harm

L… Lead me to still waters

M… Make me a vessel

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Area Bits & Pieces

Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” 

We may never know why God does what He does, because we cannot possibly fathom the depths of His love for us. How can we comprehend a love so grand, so giving? That He knows us, knows our thoughts, and loves us anyway.

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The Birth Place of Joe Stone

Joe is now a resident of Gadsden, but he was born on December 24, 1936, in Goodwater, Ala. He was the youngest child of O.D. and Sarah Ollie Stone. He had 20 brothers and sisters.

His dad used to buy them shoes all at one time for 50 cents a pair. His dad was a farmer and plowed with a mule.

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The “U” in Jesus

Before U were thought of or time had begun, 

God even stuck U in the name of His Son. 

And each time U pray, you’ll see it’s true 

You can’t spell out JesUs and not include U. 


You’re a pretty big part of His wonderful name, 

For U, He was born; that’s why He came. 

And His great love for U is the reason He died. 

It

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An Old Proverb

There’s an old Chinese proverb, that, if practiced each day, Would change the whole world in a wonderful way— Its truth is so simple, it’s so easy to do, And it works every time and successfully, too— For you can’t do a kindness without a reward, Not in silver nor gold but in joy from
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Area Bits & Pieces

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.

Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little. 

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me

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The Beatitudes for the friends of the older folks

Blessed are the who understand

My faltered step and palsied hand.

Blessed are they who know today

It’s a strain to catch the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know 

That my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.

Blessed are they with a cheery smiles

Who stop and chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say 

You’ve told me that story

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Friendship is love, without His wings

We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent agreement, the greater part of life is sunshine.

A good

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Friendship

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.

Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.

A single rose can be my garden—a single friend, my world.

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

A loyal friend laughs at

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Friendship

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

I like friends who, when

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Just a little boy

He stands at the plate with his heart pounding fast; the bases are loaded; the die has been cast, mom and dad cannot help him, he stands alone.

A hit at this moment would send the team home.

The ball near the plate; he swings and he misses, there a groan from the crowd with some boo’s and some hisses.

A

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Alphabet Prayer

 A… Almighty God
 B… Bless my family and me
 C… Comfort me
 D… Draw me to You in prayer
 E… Enlighten me
 F… Forgive my sins
 G… Give me a few good friends
 H… Help me to do Your will
 I… I am Your servant
 J… Joyful are my days
 K… Keep me from harm
 L… Lead me to still waters
 M… Make me a vessel of Your love
 N… Nature is Your

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Area Bits and Pieces

 A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner.
    In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table that held a display of baskets of apples. Apples flew

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Area Bits & Pieces

 Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”
    We may never know why God does what He does, because we cannot possibly fathom the depths of His love for us. How can we comprehend a love so grand, so giving? That He knows us, knows our thoughts, and loves

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Area Bits & Pieces

 My appetite is my
 shepherd,
I always want.
It maketh me to sit down and stuff myself.
It leadeth me to my refrigerator repeatedly.
It leadeth me in the path of Burger King for a
Whopper.
It destroyeth my shape.
Yea though I knoweth I gaineth,
I will not stop eating.
For the food tasteth so good.
The ice cream and
cookies, they comfort me.
When the table is spread
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Memories of Music

Submitted by Cindy Putnam Smith

My childhood revolved around church and music. Memories of Sunday school, Sunday morning and night, Thursday night prayer meeting, and especially those fourth Saturday night monthly singings. What a great time we had. My Singing Chairman daddy had groups “booked” months ahead and a crowd always filled the church.

We were a singing family. My parents

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What God is Like

 
    God is like a home - you live in Him.
    God is like a good pair of binoculars - He sees everything.
    God is like vegetables - He’s good for you!
    God is like rechargeable batteries - He’s always ready!
    God is like a hearing aid - You can’t see Him, but you know He’s listening.
    God is

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Area Bits & Pieces

 I got a call from my longtime best friend to meet her at Hardee’s—our regular meeting place—then shop the rest of the day. She decided she wanted some tomatoes.
    We picked up her grandson, 4-year-old Luke. So to Chandler Mt. we went, and I believe that Luke was the smartest young boy I have ever been around.
    He talked all

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A Deck of Cards

During the war a group of soldiers arrived at a small village in France after a long march. The chaplain read a prayer and asked all the men who had Bibles to open them. One of the soldiers brought out a deck of cards. He was arrested and taken to the commanding officer.

“Sir” he said. “I have neither Bible nor

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Center of Hope

I stopped by the Center of Hope the other day and as I was getting ready to leave, I notice seven of the young ladies had grouped together and begun praying. I just stopped in my steps and listened to them and prayed along with them. They told me they pray every hour.

They told me that they go through discipleship

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Keep Your Fork... The Best Is Yet To Come!

There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. As she was getting her things “in order,” she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures

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SENIOR CITIZENS

There’s nothing
whatsoever the matter with me.
I’m just as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees.
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, my blood is thin,
But I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in.

All my teeth have had to come out,
And my diet I hate to think about.
I’m overweight and I

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Morning Prayer

Dear Lord,
clear my mind
As I kneel before you:
Help me seek you in all that I do.
Help me know where
you’re leading today:
Help me follow each step of the way.
I pray not for riches nor worldly fame,
I just ask for strength
to lift up your name.
If a friend has a need
or a burden to bear,
Help me to be there
to show that

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Area Bits and Pieces- Front Porch Memories

 By Cindy Putnam Smith

Much of our growing-up days centered around the front porch. Mama made sure it was swept clean every morning. Days as a child were spent there playing dolls, jack stones or marbles. Making mud pies in the dirt next to the porch, resting there with dirty feet after a long bike ride. Playing church, as we would

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The price of this man’s cow

This fellow was going to buy a cow, so he got to thinking, when you buy a cow, about all the add-ons to a $500 cow.
    A two-tone exterior- $45
    Extra stomach - $75
    Dual horns - $15
    Straw chopper - $120
    Fertilizer attachment - $185
    The storing compartment - $60
    Four spigots at $10 each - $40
    Cowhide upholstery

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He Is

In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is
God, Man, Messiah
In the book of Acts,
He is fire from heaven
In Romans, He’s the
grace of God
In Corinthians, the
power of love
In Galatians, He is
freedom from the
curse of sin

In Ephesians, our
glorious treasure
In Philippians, the
servant’s heart
In Colossians, He’s
the Godhead Trinity
In Thessalonians,
our coming King
In Timothy, Titus,
Philemon,

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He Is

In Genesis, He’s
the Breath of life
In Exodus, the
Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He’s
our High Priest
In Numbers, The fire
by night
In Deuteronomy,
He’s Moses’ voice

In Joshua, He is
salvation’s choice
Judges, law giver
In Ruth, the kinsmen-
redeemer
In First and Second
Samuel, our
trusted prophet
In Kings and Chronicles, He’s sovereign

In Ezra, true and
faithful scribe
In Nehemiah, He’s the rebuilder of broken
walls and

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Our Trip to the Smokies

On Monday, May 27, Joe and Dot left to go to the Smokies with our friends Kenneth and Ernestine. We had an enjoyable trip up to Pigeon Forge. We stayed at Pigeon River Inn Motel on the Parkway.

We saw two great shows, “The Smith Family Singers” dinner show and the Comedy Barn Theater. They said you’ll laugh till you die!

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Old Folks are Worth a Fortune

Old folks are worth a fortune:

With silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys, lead in their feet and gas in their stomachs. I have become a lot more social with the passing of the years: some might even call me a frivolous old gal.

I’m seeing five gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake, Will

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Letting Go


To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring,
it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
it’s the realization that I can’t control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness,
which mean the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is
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It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Do you think that you don’t
have the “look”
That many want today;
Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder
So many folks say.

There are inner beauties
to which you can aspire,
which are far more
important
than the flesh can
conspire.

Being loving and
tenderhearted,
is what our Lord
commands,
being kind and
compassionate
is what he demands.

So strive for these
qualities,
let them in your heart
display
and ask

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Crabby Old Woman

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dun-dee, Scotland, it was believed she had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager possessions, they found this poem.

“What do you see, nurses? What do you see? What are you thinking when you’re looking at me?

“A crabby old woman,

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A Memo from God

Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help.

If life delivers you a situation you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the S.F.G.T.D (Something for God to do) box.

It will be addressed in (my) time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the

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What a Blessed Day

On Wednesday I met Annie Dixson at Hardee’s. I hadn’t seen her for quite a while, so I sat down and we talked for a while. She was going to the “Golden Ager’s Club” so I decided I’d go by and visit them. I was a member of the club when it was organized in 1989 but stopped going after

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Love

    Genuine “Love” Is…
 1. Long-suffering (patient)
 2. Kind
 3. Not jealous
 4. Not boastful
 5. Not arrogant
 6. Not rude
 7. Not selfish
 8. Not resentful
 9. Thinks no evil
 10. Rejoices in truth
 11. Bears all things
 12. Believes all things
 13. Hopes all things
 14. Endures all things
   
    A Selfish Marriage Is…
One with two takers and no givers. That creates a serious problem. A marriage needs unselfish, self-giving love,

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Silence of the Angels

And the angels were silent that day at Calvary. While their beloved Creator was nailed to a rough-hewn tree. And the angels were silent as they heard His final cry. In stunned disbelief they mourned as they watched Him die. And the angels were silent as He would have them be. While He quietly defeated death for all eternity! Quietly

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Area Bits and Pieces

Now is a good time to start stocking up with kind thoughts, expressions of love and friendly greetings. You never know when you give a hug or a smile, how it might make their day. We need to cultivate a positive attitude toward life, and go out of our way to pay a nice complement to another person.

I’ve always heard

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The Ten Commandments for Safe Driving

 1. Thou shalt hold nothing but thy steering wheel.
    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee a god of thy horsepower.
    3. Thou shalt not take the center lane in vain.
    4. Remember the driver behind: let him pass.
    5. Honor thy father and mother, and thine other passengers.
    6. Thou shalt not kill any pedestrian.
    7. Thou shalt not

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Beauty Secrets for Ladies and Gentlemen

1. For ‘attractive lips,” speak words of kindness.
2. For “lovely eyes,” seek out the good in people.
3. For “a slim figure,” share your food with the hungry.
4. For “beautiful hair,” let your child run their fingers through it once a day.
5. For “poise,” walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
6. You are left with the tradition

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Spending an Enjoyable Day with Friends

When I walked in the door of Hardee’s, my daily hangout, a friend of mine, Billy Yates, was getting ready to leave. He gave me a big hug and I asked him what he was doing at Har-dee’s.

He said a group from his church, Higher Ground Bap-ist, was going to Birmingham to spend the day shopping. He said they had

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Ahhh- Spring is Almost Here

Have you ever wanted to say,
“Rain, rain, go away:
Come again another day?”
Well, I’m sure many of you have for the past few weeks. I know I have.
Maybe spring is just around the the corner. I really hope so, don’t you?         The birds seemed happy and content the other morning before the break of dawn after a stormy, rai-ny

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Time for adventure

Another adventurous weekend for my grandson, Noah Jones!  He and his friend, Denis Hollingsworth, started the weekend by going to Homewood Park to walk in the MDA Walk 2013 in honor of his friend, Noah Kilpatrick. Around 400 people gathered to support MDA and over $54,000 have been raised for the cause.  

After the walk, Noah and Dennis went to

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Dirty Dishes

Thank God for dirty dishes,
they have a tale to tell,
While other folks are hungry;
We are eating very well.
With home and health and happiness
We shouldn’t want to fuss
For by this stack of evidence,
God is very good to us.
Pick your friends, but not to pieces.
What does you anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of

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Timbers

T is for time that we use everyday- to thank God for blessings us along our way.
I is for image, a good one we must set - trust God and you’ll find that you’ve got a sure bet.
M is for men that our boys grow to be with hearts full of love and life that’s sin free.
B is for

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Go ahead, have a good laugh

Scientists have been studying the effect of laughter on human beings and have found, among other things, that laughter has a profound and instantaneous effect on virtually every important organ in the human body.
Laughter reduces health-sapping tensions and relaxes the tissues as well as exercises the most vital organs.
It is said that laughter, even when forced, results in a beneficial

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Area Bits and Pieces

GOOD MORNING AMERICA. TODAY is full of new hope and optimism in THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Each 60 MINUTES of this day can be used to further our journey on the HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN. AS THE WORLD TURNS in its self-seeking interests, we as Christians must realize that we live in ANOTHER WORLD. When
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92-year-old preacher

A church in Atlanta was honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years.

He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age.

After a warm welcome, an introduction of this speaker and the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair

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Read this and call a friend

A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway.
A friend is like a four-leaf clover… hard to find, but lucky to have.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
A hug is worth a thousand words and a friend is worth a thousand hugs.
A good friend is like a tube of toothpaste… they come through in a

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7 days of inspiration

Day 1 - Treasure your yesterdays, live for your todays and dream of you tomorrows!
Day 2 - Make up your mind to be happy!
Day 3 - You have every reason to feel good about yourself!
Day 4 - The darker the night, the brighter the stars!
Day 5 - Give stress the day off!
Day 6 - Dream big - doubt little!
Day 7

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God always has an answer

For any negative we say to ourselves,
    God has a positive answer for it.
We say: “It’s impossible.”
    God says: “All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)
We say: “I’m too tired.”
    God says: “I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
We say: “I can’t do it.”
    God says: “You can do all things.” (Philippians 4:13)
We say: “I’m not able.”
    God says: “I am

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Alphabet Prayer

A… Almighty God
B… Bless my family and me
C… Comfort me
D… Draw me to You in prayer
E… Enlighten me
F… Forgive my sins
G… Give me a few good friends
H… Help me to do Your will
I… I am Your servant
J… Joyful are my days
K… Keep me from harm
L… Lead me to still waters
M… Make me a vessel of Your love
N… Nature is Your

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Death Notice

Mrs. Prayer Meeting died recently at the First Neglected Church on Worldly Avenue. Born many years ago in the midst of great revivals, she was a strong and healthy child, fed largely on testimonies and scriptural holiness. Soon it grew into worldwide prominence and she was one of the most influential members of the famous church family.

For the past

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For the mature reader only!

Today at the drugstore, the clerk was a gent,
from my purchase this chap took off 10 percent.
I asked for the cause of a lesser amount:
And he answered, “Because of the Senior’s Discount.”

I went to McDonalds for a burger and fries;
And there, once again, got quite a surprise.
The clerk poured some coffee, which he handed to me.
He said, “For you, Seniors,

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Prayer from my heart

Lord this is a prayer from my heart.
I come to you just as I am. But-
I know that I must not go away
as I came. Do for me what I cannot
do for myself. Reverse the negative
direction of my negative thoughts
and lift me up, once again,
from every anxiety and apprehension.
Oh God, because I am human,
I have sinned, for your word says

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Sabbaticus

Sabbaticus is a very peculiar disease. If you don’t have it, maybe you know someone who might have a severe case of it. The symptoms vary, but never interfere with the appetite. It never lasts for more than 24 hours.

No physician is ever called and it is very contagious. The attack comes on suddenly after a hearty breakfast on Sunday

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What is God like?

God is like a home.
    You live in him.
God is like a vegetable.    
    He’s good for you!
God is like a door.
    He lets you in His life
    all the time.
God is like the pink bunny on T.V.
    He keeps going and
    going and going.
God is like a hearing aid.
    You can’t see Him,  
    but

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Every minute counts

Just imagine there is a bank that credits your account every morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you have not used during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!
Well, everyone has such a bank.

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Beatitudes for the friend of the aged

 Blessed are the who understand    My faltered step and palsied hand.    Blessed are they who know today    It’s a strain to catch the things they say.    Blessed are they who seem to know     That my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.    Blessed are they with a cherry smiles    Who stop and chat
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Morning Prayer


Dear Lord, clear my mind
As I kneel before you:
Help me seek you in all that I do.
Help me know where
you’re leading today:
Help me follow each step of the way.
I pray not for riches nor worldly fame,
I just ask for strength
to lift up your name.
If a friend has a need
or a burden to bear,
Help me to be there
to show that

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Church Football


1.Quarterback sneak - church members quietly leaving during the invitation.

2. Draw Play - what many children do with the bulletin during worship.

3. Halftime - the period between Sunday School and worship when some people choose to leave.

4. Benchwarmer - those who do not sing, pray, work or apparently do anything but sit.

5. Backfield-in-motion - making a trip to the

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Sayings from the old days

1. If it’s working alright, don’t fix that “thangamijig!”
2. “Spittin’ image”- an exact copy.
3. To get a little “flustered” or “in a tizzie.”
4. “Rat cheer” meant right near, as in “lay it rat cheer.”
5. “Pull up a ‘cheer’ and set a spell.”
6. Tolerable- not able to work at all, and hardly able to eat.
7. Tolerable Well- well enough to eat,

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Attalla Senior Citizens’ Birthday Man

 The senior citizens surprised Tom Collins, who was 90 years young on October 14. His daughter brought his cake then left the rest up to the ladies. And boy, the senior ladies know how to throw a party.

We sang “Happy Birthday” to Tom and he was really surprised. Later, Jackie Coker gave us a big surprise. Jackie brought Sue in

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Spend your time wisely

 We’ve all heard the expression, “Stop and smell the roses.” But how often do we really take the time out of our hectic lives to notice the world around us?

Life gets so busy that sometimes it seems we don’t have the time to stop for anyone or anything. But every now and then, something happens that forces us to

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Spending a great day with my friend, meeting an honest young man

 I got a call from my longtime best friend to meet her at Hardee’s—our regular meeting place—then shop the rest of the day. She decided she wanted some tomatoes.

We picked up her grandson, 4-year-old Luke. So to Chandler Mt. we went, and I believe that Luke was the smartest young boy I have ever been around.

He talked all

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A cow with a missing tail: A true cow tale

 Talking about the feed sack dresses reminded me of our cow who got her tail cut off.

As I was milking the cow for Dad on a hot summer evening, the old cow kept switching her bushy tail to fight off the flies when I said to her—the cow that is—“I wish your tail was cut off.”

Well, unknown to

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Do You Remember?

 It is fun to talk to your older friends and reminisce about the good old days. My friend and I were talking and got on do you remember when we were in the Good Old Days. So here are some of the things we talked about.

Guano Sack Sheets

We remember how our mothers would take the sacks and make sheets,

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Remember Me?

 My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I aim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and gather strength with age. The more I’m quoted the more I’m believed.
    I flourish at every level of society and my victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no face. Tracking

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Remember Me?

 My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I aim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and gather strength with age. The more I’m quoted the more I’m believed.
    I flourish at every level of society and my victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no face. Tracking

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Love from my heart

 Love is what gives my life meaning. Everybody needs somebody to love them, whether that love comes from a companion, a parent, child, friend or even a stranger. It gives my life meaning to know I have someone who really cares.

   We all need to feel special. It doesn’t take much time to make someone feel good about themselves –

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Mind Over Matter

Age is a question of mind over matter. I don’t mind and it certainly doesn’t matter to me. 

When it takes longer to rest up than it does to get up, you know that age has caught up with you. You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after their names. Another good

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A Deck of Cards

 During the war a group of soldiers arrived at a small village in France after a long march. The chaplain read a prayer and asked all the men who had Bibles to open them. One of the soldiers brought out a deck of cards. He was arrested and taken to the commanding officer.

“Sir” he said. “I have neither Bible

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My Get Up and Go has Got Up and Went

 How do I now my youth is all spent?

Well, my get up and go has got up and went,

But in spite of it all I am able to grin.

When I think of the places my get up has been.

Old age is golden, So I’ve heard said

But sometimes I wonder, as I get into bed.

With

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Area Bits & Pieces

  A Working Mom

It’s hard to know if you’re doing the right thing when you feel you need to work, but would like to stay home with the kids. You feel you need the money to help with all the bills. You have a good job with an understanding boss that will let you leave if there…

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Area Bits & Pieces

S.A.M. (Senior Adult Ministry) met at Cathedral Praise Church of God on Tuesday, March 6. We are very grateful for Bishop J.L Stanley and his lovely wife Jane becoming our Senior Adult Pastors. Jerry and Elaine Knight were our prior S.A.M. leaders and did an outstanding job with our Senior Adult Mi-nistry. They are still very active in this…

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Area bits & pieces

To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday, we are going to have a special day.

COTS will be placed in the foyer for those who say, “Sunday is my day to sleep in.”

MURINE will be available for those with tired eyes from watching television to late on Saturday night.

STEEL HELMETS for those who…

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Area Bits & Pieces

Attalla Senior Citizen Club

Mildred Starling Ballard started work as the bus driver and part-time manager and worked up to full-time manager in 1997. She has done a marvelous job.

But for the past few years, she has battled with that terrible word “cancer” but comes out fighting every time. 

Midred recently was back in the hospital…

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Area Bits & Pieces


Taxing ‘em to the maximum


YOU CAN…

Tax his cow – tax his goat,

Tax his pants- tax his coat,

Tax his crops – tax his work,

Tax his ties – tax his shirt,

Tax his chew - tax his smoke,

Teach him taxing is no joke.


Tax his tractor – tax his mule,

Tell him taxing is…

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Area Bits & Pieces

By Dot Kelley A row of bottles on my shelf Cause me to analyze myself. One yellow pill I have to pop Goes to my heart so it won’t stop. A little white one that I take Goes to my hands so they wont shake. The blue ones that I use a lot Tells me
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