Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rachel Claire Sacran

I have a new granddaughter, Rachel Claire Sacran, born to Rebekah and Jason the 22nd. Needless to say, we are very happy and very thankful.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Rashad Jones-Jennings

Rashad Jones-Jennings is a senior forward for the UALR Trojan basketball team. He will be the leading returning rebounder in the nation next year. I got to see him get 30 rebounds in one game last year (a conference record). UALR opens their second season in their new arena in Little Rock this next year. It is really a beautiful facility. I was the second person to go through the doors in their first game in the new arena last year, behind the #1 fan, The Man From Plaid, who does a dance at the breaks in each half and really gets the crowd into it.

Elders of the Salem Association

These are the elders in the Salem Association of Primitive Baptists of western Arkansas: (L-R) Adam Green, Charles Holmes, Dennis Horn, Calvin Kennedy, Steve Jackson, and Mark Green. One of the greatest privileges of my unworthy life has been to labor among this humble and dedicated group of men. Lord willing, before the year we will have another elder in our association: Bro. Steve Woods is to be ordained at the request of Fort Smith Church.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The reason for practicing good order

Order is that which prevents confusion. It is that which allows precision in the operating room under great tension, or efficient operations on the bridge of a submarine under enemy fire. We have need to practice order - remember fire drills. We do not practice good order for ordinary circumstances, but for unusual ones. The person who decries order is the one who is likely to be trampled underfoot when someone yells, "Fire," in a crowded sports stadium. A small force in good order can easily defeat a much larger one in a state of confusion.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Hi. I am Michaelspappy because my oldest grandson is named Michael, and my grandchildren call me "Pappy" (as well as other people).