Daily Focus, July 11, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: 1 John 4:1 – 5:21 (“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”  Ephesians 4:7

Remember These In Prayer:

Bandy Tester is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday to repair her crushed heel.  Pray for the Lord to bless our sister throughout the surgery and her recovery.

The father of Dan Bowman was taken to Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday evening after blood loss was noted.  We have not heard an update on how things are; keep him in your prayers.

Ronnie Rogers, husband of Carol Trent’s sister Cindy, is recovering in a hospital in Nashville after surgery on Tuesday to remove a tumor from his brain.  Lab results from the biopsy are due in on Friday.

Jim Roten, cousin of Fred Roten, is now under hospice care in Ohio.  Fred asks that we remember him in our prayers.

Larry Smith, father of Conor McKinnis’ boss, has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.  He will be seeing a specialist soon, but the family asks for our prayers as this process gets underway.

The family of Don Burleson, dear friend of Jane and Jim Fillers and of Marie Johnson, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Johnson City Medical Center.  He had battled lung problems and pneumonia these last several days.  Prayers have been requested for Don’s family, as well as his friends.

Thanks Expressed:  Kristy Maurer sends her thanks to those who brought in newspapers.  She writes, “please convey our thanks. The kids are making paper mache animals for their ‘rodeo’ at camp this week. They will be lassoing from their bikes.”

Restoring Those Who Fall Away: This evening at 8:00 the Gospel Broadcasting Network will air a live call-in program on the question, “What can I do when a loved one falls away?”  Click here to go to their Facebook site where the program will air.  Let’s care enough to do what we can to restore the fallen.

Kindness Matters:  *  “Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.”  (Humphry Davy)  *  “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”  (Proverbs 21:21)