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It's an almost sunny Sunday afternoon, at last, and warming up! We’ve been through thunder, lightning, ice, sleet and snow since last Sunday. And it was so foggy all day Wednesday I felt like I was in London! We finally got out of the house Wednesday night when Clint and Courtney drove out in the old Jeep, picked us up and took us for Mexican food. We didn't have church because the parking lot was a solid sheet of ice. We were really having cabin fever!

Lyla stayed with us until late Friday night while Liz and Justin went to the Luke Bryan concert. They had a backstage pass!  We took her for Chinese food and had a big time with her. She's just not ready to spend the night yet - kept tearing up, saying she missed her mama. I can't stand that!

It was so good to see Craig Clay at church this morning, following his accident. Bobbie Deen has been in the hospital and I'm afraid Dale Laxton is back in the hospital at this time. These fine folks, plus Larry Whaley II, Wayne Kidd, Corey Fowler, Steve Walk, Lillie Glass, Dr. Travis Bolton, Bobby Williams, Keith McCalla and so many more are in our prayers, along with all servicemen and  women.

The birthday party at Covington Manor will be Saturday at 2 p.m. The devotional at Covington Care will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. A KIX devotional will be at the home of Brad and Becky Evins on the 16th. Ladies dinner and movie night will be Friday.

Happy birthday to Ryleigh Sallee, Taylor Hobson and

Chelsea Rhoads on March 11 and Lauren Chaney on the 12th! She will be a teenager!

Happy anniversary to David and LeAnn Stewart on March 12 and Heath and Mandy Billings on the 14th!

Sympathy is extended to Jennifer Phillips, David Keith and Trudy Max in the death of a loved one, Trixie Dawson. They are in my prayers.

Congratulations to John and Tessa Evans on the birth of Lillian Dawn on March 4. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. John and Cammy Evans are proud grandparents and Ben and Andrew are proud uncles.

Congratulations also to Frank and Marlene Brown on the birth of their first great-grandbaby in Texas.

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Camdyn Root on March 1, Carolyn Cribbis and Dorris Long on the 4th, Brooks Spradling on the 5th, Larry Pennington the 9th and Jean Massey on the 10th, Nadine Jones on the 11th and Kylie Brewer on the14th!

That congregation will have junior/senior spring retreat at Lakeshore March 14-16. They will leave at 4 p.m. Friday.

The trustees will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the 16th, and the church council at 4:30 p.m.

Please donate old eyeglasses to Project 20/20 in the collection box in the narthex. A blood drive will be Easter Sunday.

"Thanks for reading" this week goes to Kendra Parr! Sa-lute!

This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." Anne Bradstreet, American poet, 1612-1672. And it's still the truth!

Another truth - I lost an hour of sleep last night and I'm going to take a nap before church.

Until next week.

 
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