Daily Focus, February 12, 2020

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

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 16:1-33 (“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:5

Remember These In Prayer:

Karen Stevens came through her surgery on Tuesday evening, and all reportedly went well.  She has been moved to a different room at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, room 316.  She will likely spend a few more days there before returning home.

Mary Lou Cooper will soon begin chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments following the discovery of cancer cells in lymph nodes.  We’ve not yet heard if that has been scheduled.

Glenn Blacklidge, husband of Becky Blacklidge, is making progress in overcoming the pneumonia he developed last week.  He continues under hospice care at Hermitage Health Care in Elizabethton.

Max Bare is recovering from pneumonia; he is at his home.

Evadna Fruewirth was discharged on Monday afternoon from Princeton Transitional Care after a recent hospitalization for pneumonia, and is now recovering at home.

The family of Ivan Johns, father of Sandra Honeycutt, continues to mourn his passing last Saturday in Florida at the age of 94.  According to D.B. Honeycutt, a funeral service will be conducted this Friday in Florida.  Keep Sandra and all of the family in your prayers.

Bible Study This Evening: Join us this evening at 7:00 for an hour of worship, Bible study, and prayer.  Your soul needs nourishment just as your body does.

Another Baptism: On Tuesday morning Marshall Danby baptized Joe Risner into Christ.  Joe has been helping with the NewLife Behavior life-skill faith-based classes at Northeast Correctional Complex since Marshall began offering them there in 2012.  If you’d like to send a note of encouragement to him, send it to Joe Risner, # 288307, NECX, P.O. Box 5000, Mountain City, TN, 37683-5000.  Please remember to (1) use a pen name instead of your actual name, (2) use Central’s mailing address for the return address, (3) leave the envelope unsealed, and (4) let us apply the postage with our postage meter (stamps are not accepted).  Such notes are powerful!

Ladies’ Day 2020: Work has begun to plan Central’s Ladies’ Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 4.  Another planning meeting will be held this evening immediately after Bible study.  Brenda McKinnis writes that at this meeting “all the committees will be identified and volunteer leaders will be assigned.  Volunteers will still be needed to work on the detail portion of the day.”

SOS 2020: Our annual SOS (“Streams Of Sharing”) outreach to the community has been scheduled for Saturday, May 16.  Tim Haywood has called for a meeting this Sunday at 4:30 for all who will help discuss and plan that day’s events and offerings.  The place of the meeting will be announced soon.

Am I Rich?  *  “We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.”  (Immanuel Kant)  *  “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”  (1 Timothy 6:6-8)