December Newsletter 2013
ďChristmas time is coming and I know it wonít be long!Ē The words of that song helps us to remember itís the last month of the year. As a young child living on a farm I thought December was a magical time. The weather was always beautiful with lots of snow and ice to play in and on. I remember well what we called Christmas. Us kids would look over a big part of the farm to find just the right tree, with a hatchet we would chop it down. In a corner of the dinning room we would use sea grass string to tie the tree to the wall. Decorations were simple. We would climb up sycamore trees to gather the little prickly balls, then with silver paper saved up all year from chewing gum wraps we would very carefully cover the balls then use some of momma's sewing thread to tie them on the tree. From catalog pages we would cut small strips of paper, paste them together with paste momma made from flour and water on the wood cooking stove. These chains went around the tree. Over the fire place we popped lots of corn, some to eat and the rest to make strings for the tree. There were no bright Christmas lights since we did not have electricity. But we thought the tree was really great! As for gifts they were few, coloring books and crayons usually. Under the tree would be a bag for each of us with candy, gum drops, peppermint sticks and peanuts also apples and oranges. Christmas dinner was no different than the other days of the week. Mom always cooked three hot meals a day. We ate well! One of my favorite meals was homemade sausage with lots of sage, sulfured apples, milk gravy and big biscuits with apple butter, jam and jelly from our cellar. One of my best memories was when the family all sat down together enjoying a good meal and each otherís company. We were blessed to have a mom and dad that loved and provided so well for us! Today they are in heaven waiting on their family to ďget homeĒ. Through Jesus Christ our greatest gift, we can be with our families forever if we have accepted Jesus into our heart. Please donít miss that Homecoming!
Second in Line
1. At 969 years, Methuselah was the longest-lived man. Who came in second at 962 years?
2. Saul was the first king of Israel. Who was the second? (Hint: It wasnít David)
3. The first covenant God made with man was his covenant with Noah. With whom did he make the second covenant?
4. In Johnís Gospel, Jesusí first miracle is turning water into wine. What is the second miracle?
5. Stephen was the first Christian martyr. What apostle was the second?
6. Paulís first traveling companion was Barnabas. Who was the second?
1. I thank God for your Church program and how you bring Jesus out in the light, to let people know that they have a savior and friend. May God bless everyone there. Corbin, Ky.
2. We are so proud to support WLJC. We feel your program is much needed in our area and the world. Thanks for asking us to be a part of it. We will continue to pray for your ministry. Grassy Creek, Ky.
3. I enjoy your broadcast very much and pray for others along with you each night. We thank God for WLJC. Itís a blessing for the shut-in and elderly people. Georgetown, Ky.
4. I really enjoy WLJC and donít miss watching. I donít know Godís plan for me but as sick and weak as I am, I feel in my spirit that it wonít be long. Please keep praying for my son. Lexington, Ky.
∑ Daisy Johns
∑ Edna Conley
∑ Millie Davidson
∑ Robert Shelton
∑ Linda Holt
∑ Delora Sizemore
∑ Mamie Collins
∑ Lillie Adams
∑ Eva Garrison
∑ Charles and Janice Johnson
∑ Jim and Jane Bush
∑ John and Mary Conner
∑ George and Shirley Robinette
∑ Robert and Brenda Shelton
1. Jared (Geneses 5:20) 2. Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 2:8-10) 3. Abraham (Genesis 15-17) 4. healing an officialís son in Cana (John 4:43-54) 5. James, Brother of John (Acts 12:1-2) 6. Silas (Acts 15:36-41)