Daily Focus, September 13, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: Mark 11:1 – 12:44 (“For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.”  Titus 3:14

Remember These In Prayer:

Sherry Carden is scheduled to undergo a motility study today at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.  Pray that this will lead to answers to help her with her swallowing.

Lee Davis will be going to Vanderbilt Medical Center soon to begin chemotherapy treatments for the MDS that was recently diagnosed.

Charlie Grindstaff is under hospice care at his son’s home.  Keep our brother in your prayers, and let him know he is in your thoughts.

One among us is guardedly optimistic when the biopsy that had been planned for Thursday was postponed until an MRI can be done.  A second specialist was not as certain there is a need for a biopsy only on the basis of the scans that were earlier done.  Continue to keep this matter in your prayers; the Lord will know the one for whom you’re praying.

Myra Stables continues to recover at her home from outpatient surgery last Friday to remove a growth from her triceps muscle.  We’ve not yet received word on whether the lab results have come back yet.  Continue to pray for God’s help in this matter.

Joyce and Sam Kaylor are both recovering at home from falls.  Joyce, according to a report received last night through Kathy Torgerson, fell at the YMCA in Bristol and suffered a concussion.  Sam, her husband, tore a ligament in his shoulder in a fall on his driveway.  Prayers have been requested for both.

Lucy Hagerty has been discharged from Johnson City Medical Center and is now at Agape Health Care Center in Johnson City.  She continues to recover from recent hip surgery.

Mary Murphy, sister of Gene Arrowood, was discharged to go home from the hospital on Thursday.  She still has an infection, but will be on medication.  Her son is staying with her for a few days, and a home health service will be utilized.  Mary lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be seen by clicking here.  Many things are happening within our Central family; take time to find out what.  This is your family!

Parking Lot Finished: The resealing of our parking lot was completed on Thursday, and the final barriers will be taken down today.  Note that additional handicapped parking spaces have been added, and all of these are now located near the downstairs entrance.

Does Anyone Care?  In the 6-minute video you’ll find at this site you’ll learn that God cares about you, more than you can imagine.  Zak Krug, brother-in-law to Dan and Scott Heaton and known to many of us through High Rock Bible Camp, is publishing short videos in his “Quest For Greatness” series on YouTube.  Take a look, and share this with your friends.  Our own Clayton Stewart is playing a major role in the production of these videos.

Dark Nights:  *  “The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God.”  (Fyodor Dostoevsky)  *  “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9)