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A blog about the home, children and family and what we deem important in our lives.

“I LOVE YOU” — June 28, 2012

“I LOVE YOU”

“I LOVE YOU” 

Three simple words, “I LOVE YOU”….a simple statement, but what a powerful message.  It is the desire and need of every person to love and be loved. Even God Himself desires to be loved and makes his great and precious promises to those who love Him.  

“I love you” is  message that we all need and want to hear.  Husbands and wives need to hear these words from one another.  Children need to hear these words from parents and parents need to hear these words from their children. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to verbally express our love to one another.  as children of God, we need to verbally express our love to Him.

Yet, as we express these words to one another we need to understand that to say “I love you”, does not make it so.  I have heard unfaithful and abusive husbands tell their wives, “I love you.  I have heard abusive and negligent parents tell their children “I love you”.  I have seen people neglect the needs of their aging parents while telling their parents “I love you.”

I have known of brothers and sisters in Christ who verbally express their love to one another, yet neglect one another’s material, emotional and spiritual needs.  I have observed many who verbally express their love to God while refusing to obey Him and do His will.

In 1 John 3:18, we are told, Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.  Have you given careful consideration to the love that you express to your mate, your children, your parents, to fellow Christians and to God?  If love is expressed in words alone, those words are empty and meaningless.     -Wendell Ingram

A Little Bit Of Tennessee History — June 25, 2012

A Little Bit Of Tennessee History

MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM J. MCELROY

The first County court of Lincoln County, Tennessee, met Monday, February 26, 1810, at the house of Brice M. Garner, and the following men were qualified justices of the peace by Oliver Williams, Esq. of Williamson County: Thomas L. Trotter, Wright Williams, William Smith, John Whitaker, Sr. William Dickson, William Roundtree, Eli Garrett, Philip Koonce, Henry Kelso, Robert Higgins, Samuel Barns, Littleton Duty, James Stallard, Jesse Woodruff and Nathan G. Pinson. Philip Koonce was appointed chairman and Thomas H. Benton was made clerk pro tem., and entered the first minutes upon record. County officers were elected, an allowance of $1 each for wolf scalps was made, stock marks were recorded, constables were sworn in, justices were appointed to take the tax. etc. At this term 2,662 acres of taxable land were reported. Harvey Holman, Wright Williams, Littleton Duty, Eli Garrett and John Whitaler were appointed to locate the county seat. They bought 100 acres of land of Ezeckiel Norris and plated the town of Fayetteville.

In November 1811, a contract to built a new two-story brick court house on the Square, was taken by Micajah and William McElroy, for $3,995. The court afterward allowed $750 extra for the work, thus making the total cost of the building $4,745. This court house was torn down in 1873, and the present one was erected by William T. Moyers, James N. Allbright and William E. Turley, for $29,579,30.

 On Norris Creek early homes were made by Fielden MacDaniel, Moses Hardin, William Edmonson, John Ray, George Cunningham, Samuel Todd, Isaac Congo, ____ Jenkins and ____ Parks. On Mulberry Creek were John J. Whittaker, a good and prominent man; John Morgan, grandfather of Hon. John M. Bright, Brice M. Garner, who soon removed to Fayetteville, and Gen. William Moore. Others were the several Whitakers, Hardy Holman, William Brown, Enoch Douthat, the Waggoners and Isaac Sebastian.

 Other settlements on Norris Creek were made prior to 1810 by Ebenezer McEwen, Robert Higgins, Amos Small and Philip Fox. It is said that Davy Crockett also lived in the vicinity of the waters of Mulberry, in the eastern part of the county, in 1809-10.

The first County court of Lincoln County, Tennessee, met Monday, February 26, 1810, at the house of Brice M. Garner, and the following men were qualified justices of the peace by Oliver Williams, Esq. of Williamson County: Thomas L. Trotter, Wright Williams, William Smith, John Whitaker, Sr. William Dickson, William Roundtree, Eli Garrett, Philip Koonce, Henry Kelso, Robert Higgins, Samuel Barns, Littleton Duty, James Stallard, Jesse Woodruff and Nathan G. Pinson. Philip Koonce was appointed chairman and Thomas H. Benton was made clerk pro tem., and entered the first minutes upon record. County officers were elected, an allowance of $1 each for wolf scalps was made, stock marks were recorded, constables were sworn in, justices were appointed to take the tax. etc. At this term 2,662 acres of taxable land were reported. Harvey Holman, Wright Williams, Littleton Duty, Eli Garrett and John Whitaler were appointed to locate the county seat. They bought 100 acres of land of Ezeckiel Norris and plated the town of Fayetteville.

In November 1811, a contract to built a new two-story brick court house on the Square, was taken by Micajah and William McElroy, for $3,995. The court afterward allowed $750 extra for the work, thus making the total cost of the building $4,745. This court house was torn down in 1873, and the present one was erected by William T. Moyers, James N. Allbright and William E. Turley, for $29,579,30.

 On Norris Creek early homes were made by Fielden MacDaniel, Moses Hardin, William Edmonson, John Ray, George Cunningham, Samuel Todd, Isaac Congo, ____ Jenkins and ____ Parks. On Mulberry Creek were John J. Whittaker, a good and prominent man; John Morgan, grandfather of Hon. John M. Bright, Brice M. Garner, who soon removed to Fayetteville, and Gen. William Moore. Others were the several Whitakers, Hardy Holman, William Brown, Enoch Douthat, the Waggoners and Isaac Sebastian.

 Other settlements on Norris Creek were made prior to 1810 by Ebenezer McEwen, Robert Higgins, Amos Small and Philip Fox. It is said that Davy Crockett also lived in the vicinity of the waters of Mulberry, in the eastern part of the county, in 1809-10.

— June 9, 2012
THE DAY MY DADDY DESERTED ME. — June 6, 2012

THE DAY MY DADDY DESERTED ME.

Edward, Maxine and Edna Scott, Spring of 1941, ages 3, 5 and 8.

In October that same year our mother passed away.

THE DAY MY DADDY DESERTED ME.

I was four years old and had stepped on an airplane that my 9 year

old brother had made. He left an exposed nail in it. My foot was fine

until it got infected and swollen.

My daddy decided I needed to see a dr so he and my uncle took me

one morning. We were sitting in the waiting room waiting on our name

to be called and my daddy decided he had some business to take

care of. So he left me with my uncle.

When my name was called, we went in and the doctor showed me

a pretty jar with some pretty colored sharp-pointed sticks. He told

me to choose my favorite color. I remember so well choosing pink.

Well… he took that pretty pink stick and stuck it in my already sore

and swollen and infected foot. I screamed!!!!

With all my sweet daddy’s attention when we got home, that incident

was placed in the back of my mind…until I was grown with little ones

of my own….then I understood why my Daddy deserted me that one

and only time in my life!  Other business, my eye!   lol lol

 

 

The Human Body and A Spiritual Body — June 4, 2012

The Human Body and A Spiritual Body

The human body and the spiritual body

The human body is a wondrous creation. It did not come by accident but was planned by an omniscient and omnipotent Creator. The body has a blood supply that creates antibodies that help fight off infections. In fact, when a doctor suspects infection he has a blood test done to see if the white blood cell count is high. If it is the white blood cells are already at work in the natural healing process, but the doctor decides if antibiotics are needed or if they think the body can heal itself if given time. In many cases it can, because our Creator made it so.

Sometimes in our physical bodies one part will attack another part when it is ailing….as in Rheumatoid Arthritus…where the rheum, the lining of the joints, is attacked and made painful by the body itself.

The church, the body of Christ is also amazing. Christ’s blood cleanses. Sometimes though, some of the members attack one another and cause extreme pain and sorrow. We are bought with Christ’s blood and it runs through the body (church) cleansing us from sin, after we have entered His body through faith, repentance, confession of Him and baptism, which is the initial cleansing that puts us in a right relationship with Him and makes us Christians. 1 John 1:6-7 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

If the spiritual body of Christ (the church)  is having infections…(i.e. false teachings, wrong application of Scripture, etc.) maybe a gentler means should be used first…  and time should be given for the body to heal itself…instead of the wrong-doers being picked to pieces and attacked by its own body (by other members).

(Galatians 6:1)  “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.)”          

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