Daily Focus, February 15, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: John 13:1-38 (“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, that you love one another.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10

Remember These In Prayer:

Claudette Rhea is scheduled to undergo gallbladder surgery today.  Pray for God’s blessings to be upon her.  She has also learned that other issues that drew attention from scans are not areas of concern.

Eli Clark, young son of Haley and Josh, is scheduled to undergo surgery this morning to repair a hernia.  Our prayers have been requested.

Carol Melton, former member of Central, is scheduled to undergo surgery next Wednesday in Montgomery, Alabama to remove a tumor that has been discovered in her abdomen.  Nothing is yet known about the nature of this tumor.  She asks that we pray with her for all to turn out well.

Lucy Hagerty remains at Lakebridge Health Care to receive therapy and gain strength following surgery last week on her leg.  She is in room 101 and appreciates visits and prayers.

Dean Minier, a coworker with Ginger Whitson, came through his heart surgery on Wednesday and is reportedly doing well.  Dean is also a friend of Kathy and Dave Torgerson, having attended Milligan College with them.

The family of Taryn Brooks, granddaughter of Janet and Buck Griffith, is mourning her passing on Wednesday night in an automobile crash in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The Griffiths are members of the Kings Crossing Church of Christ, and are dear friends of Glenda and Marshall Danby.

The family of Janet Marie Yates, wife of Dr. Zack Pearson, is mourning her passing on Monday following a battle with cancer.  Zack and his parents, Dr. Jim and Debby Pearson, are longtime friends of Joyce and Tim Hall and others among us at Central.  Frost Funeral Home in Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  Take time to find out the latest news and service opportunities from among your Central family.

Another Photo From Africa:Chig Gunter sent this photo on Thursday.  It shows his son-in-law and two grandsons taking a break from their work at Chimala Mission in Tanzania, Africa.  Keep these brothers in your prayers.

A Resource You May Enjoy:Margaret Phillips is a Christian marriage and family counselor in Nashville; she is also the daughter of our own Gene Arrowood.  She publishes a periodic blog that you might find interesting and helpful.  To sample her writing go to this site.  You can also subscribe at that site to have her writings delivered to you via email.

A Brother In The Spotlight: The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team is doing mighty well this year; they’re currently ranked number 1 in the nation, having lost only one game.  On the team is John Fulkerson, a member of the Northeast Church of Christ in Kingsport.  Click on this link to learn more about this brother in Christ.

Needs Everyone Has:  *  “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”  (John Muir)  *  “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”  (Genesis 1:31)