Daily Focus, November 25, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 7:1 – 8:22 (“As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”  (Psalm 119:160)

Remember These In Prayer:

Edie Lowry remains at Johnson City Medical Center as she is recovers from two strokes suffered last Monday morning.  She reported on Sunday afternoon that things remain about the same.  She may be moved to Quillen Rehab Hospital in the next day or two.

Pam Cromie is continuing to recover from her concussion and the pneumonia that developed.  Tom reported Sunday evening that she feels she is much better than just a few days ago.

Brenda McKinnis was with us Sunday evening in worship, and submitted this report: “Although the full pathology report is not in, the surgeon felt the surgery was successful in removing the cancer.  The final report will be discussed at the follow-up appointment on December 3.  Thank you, John & Brenda.”

Lee Davis will finish his third round of chemotherapy this week.  Pray that these treatments will be effective in battling his MDS.

Joe McAmis was recently found to have a large mass on his pancreas, and spots on his liver.  He is to undergo a biopsy soon, and there is great concern for him.  Joe is the brother-in-law of Arlene Kellum’s sister Carol.  Prayers are requested.

Odas Watson, a member of the Crandull Church of Christ, is being treated for a large mass found last week on his brain.  He also has lung cancer.

Kasey Stewart continues to recover at home following hospitalization for cellulitis.  Clayton reported on Sunday that she is doing some better, but it will take more time to fully recover.

Joe Stewart, father of Clayton Stewart, remains at the Community Living Center of Mountain Home VA Medical Center, as he recovers from recent foot surgery.  There is still no word on when he might be discharged to go home, but he is progressing well.

Skylar Strong continues with her regimen of nightly dialysis treatments.  There has been no progress in finding a kidney for a needed transplant.  If you would like to look into the possibility of being a living donor. click here to read a letter which gives more details of what is involved.  Let’s keep our young sister in our prayers.

Don Russell, brother of Charlie Russell, is now back at his home after going through a difficult hospitalization.  He sends his thanks for all the prayers offered for him; he knows they played a vital role in his recovery.

Regina Grissom, cousin of Joyce Hall, is battling the worsening of her cancer, and remains hospitalized at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.  Her adult son, Greg, was recently baptized in a portable baptistry in her room so she could watch.  Regina is a member of the Salem Creek Church of Christ in Murfreesboro.

The family of Kelly Easterling, older brother of Andrew Easterling, is mourning his passing.  Kelly had struggled greatly with his health in the last few years, and Andrew and others of the family had tended to his needs.  There are no arrangements yet for a memorial service, but Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA will be in charge.

No MNFTM Tonight: Plan to join us next Monday evening for a time of good food, prayers, and simple ways to serve the Lord as Monday Night For The Master will meet then.

Can You Help?  There is a young lady who needs a room (even partly furnished would be helpful) to rent.  If you know of something that might fit that need, call Dennis or Linda Russell.

“Sharing Thanksgiving” Ready To Go!  What a beautiful sight to see Central’s children carrying bags of groceries to the front of the auditorium yesterday!  Almost everything is in place for tomorrow’s distribution of these bags.  Come join us as we greet our neighbors tomorrow at 4:00.  Pray that the love of Christ will be on full display through this outreach.

Bury Them:  *  “Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”  (Henry Ward Beecher)  *  “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”  (Colossians 3:12,13)