Daily Focus, April 25, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 65:1 – 68:35 (“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”  1 Corinthians 15:20

Remember These In Prayer:

Teresa Haywood, mother of Tim Haywood, has been at Bristol Regional Medical Center since Monday, and is in seriously declining health.  Following a procedure Wednesday afternoon she has been on a ventilator.  Teresa is the wife of Bill Haywood, preacher for the Abingdon (VA) Church of Christ for the last several years.  Pray for the Lord’s blessings to be on Teresa, and on all of her family.

Lucy Hagerty will undergo back surgery on Monday, April 29.  She continues to recover from recent skin graft surgery.

Skylar Strong, daughter of Judy Strong, is preparing to begin home dialysis treatments as her kidney function is extremely low.  Work is also underway to find a living kidney donor.  Keep Skylar in your prayers.

Kristy Maurer is doing better after scratching the cornea in one eye.  The pain is better, but her vision on Wednesday evening was still a bit blurry.

June Selby is wearing a heart monitor, as doctors work to discover the reason why she has been blacking out.  She is at home after being hospitalized this past weekend.

The family of Don Hodge is mourning his passing on Tuesday.  Don was the husband of Judy Hodge, a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ, and was a brother-in-law to Karen Curtis and Kay Napier.  No arrangements have yet been announced; Appalachian Funeral Home will be in charge.

Bring The Juice!  We learned Wednesday evening that we still need about 100 64-ounce bottles of fruit juices for our Streams Of Sharing event on Saturday, May 4.  If you can help, please bring in one or more bottles by this Sunday.

Pen Pals Needed: Notes to men incarcerated at Northeast Correctional Complex can be powerful in encouragement and teaching.  We presently need two to write to our two newest brothers in Christ.  If you are interested in learning more, speak with Linda or Dennis Russell.

Living Uprightly:  *  “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”  (Will Rogers)  *  “Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.”  (1 Peter 2:12)