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Last Sunday we discussed stress caused by conflict. Paul taught in Romans 12:9-21 that the best way to overcome stress from conflict is by treating others with love and respect. This is especially true in personal relationships.

Prayer Requests
– Mike’s boss is going to be gone and is his first time managing the business himself
– Everyone putting a high priority on quiet time
– Holly with struggle about leaving her old chuch
– Ben/Tracy working through some issues

See you next week when we dicuss stress from loss. The scripture passage is Luke 24:13-35

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to ask you all to be praying for Angie's grandmother.  She is in the hospital at Ft. Sanders Reg. in ICU.  She had ulcers in her stomach and today had 1/2 of her stomach removed.  She doing well considering but her 11 children are concerned and worried about her.  Her name is Marie Palmer.  Please pray for her recovery as well as peace for all her kids.  They all obviously love her and don't like seeing her like this. 

 Thank you all very much.  We'll keep you informed of how she is doing.

Gary and Angie Anders

I came across an interesting article the other day discussing how parents that have more than two children are looked down upon by the majority of society today.

Click Here to read. The comments below the article are interesting as well.

“In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved.” Psalm 30:6

“Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel.” Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty deep; let his lands yield abundantly: let the weather be propitious to his crops; let uninterrupted success attend him; let him stand among men as a successful merchant; let him enjoy continued health; allow him with braced nerve and brilliant eye to march through the world, and live happily; give him the buoyant spirit; let him have the song perpetually on his lips; let his eye be ever sparkling with joy—and the natural consequence of such an easy state to any man, let him be the best Christian who ever breathed, will be presumption; even David said, “I shall never be moved;” and we are not better than David, nor half so good. Brother, beware of the smooth places of the way; if you are treading them, or if the way be rough, thank God for it. If God should always rock us in the cradle of prosperity; if we were always dandled on the knees of fortune; if we had not some stain on the alabaster pillar; if there were not a few clouds in the sky; if we had not some bitter drops in the wine of this life, we should become intoxicated with pleasure, we should dream “we stand;” and stand we should, but it would be upon a pinnacle; like the man asleep upon the mast, each moment we should be in jeopardy.

We bless God, then, for our afflictions; we thank him for our changes; we extol his name for losses of property; for we feel that had he not chastened us thus, we might have become too secure. Continued worldly prosperity is a fiery trial.

“Afflictions, though they seem severe,

In mercy oft are sent.”

Hey everyone, I just thought I would share with you a book that I’m finishing up about a true American Hero who was injured in Vietnam.  I had the opportunity to meet him and hear him speak a few years ago and it is a awesome story of God’s protection, provision, and guidence.  He now travels and speaks all over the country and the world sharing Christ everywhere he goes.  You can go to ClebeMcClary.com to find out more about him.  The book is called “Living Proof”.

Enjoy,

Gary Anders

This article discusses the increasing popularity of the homeschool movement.

Well, we made it to Valdosta, GA today. It took us 7 hours of actual drive time, 8 1/2 all together. The kids did considerably well all things considered. We got here around 7 pm.

Dinner was interesting. We drove to the Cracker Barrell but there was a 30 minute wait. So we proceded to the Ol’ Country Buffet – Yummy! We got in the door and they said it was closing. Next stop, Ruby’s. We get there, get out and Jay & Laverne tell us they don’t think the kids will like it. Meaning, they don’t want to eat there. From there to Austin’s which was one exit down the interstate. Jay had asked a local where it was as we had seen an ad for it. He thought it was like the one at home. Nope. It was a cattleman’s steakhouse and I could tell it wasn’t up their alley. So, I suggest we go back to the Cracker Barrell because it should be time for our name to be called. Sure enough we pull up, step out of the car, and they’re calling our name on the outside speaker.

We get seated and speak to our waitress who has a noticeable European accent. I asked her where she was from and she said Hungary. Katie asked if she came over on a ship and she told her no, a plane. She said she was an exchange student and then decided to stay and go to school to be a teacher. Pretty cool, huh? Her name was Galatea (Gal-a-t-a).

On the way down we started listening to a book on tape that I borrowed from the library. It is a very thought provoking book. Believe it or not, it was written in 1896 and its Christian message still rings true today. I’ll cover it in my next post. See ya soon.

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