story is told of a cowboy riding across the plains and he
comes across a sign: “SEE INDIAN WITH THE GREATEST MEMORY
IN THE WORLD! ALL QUESTIONS
$2.00 EACH!” The cowboy had time to spare and decided to
go out of his way to see if the sign was right. He
approached the Indian and after exchanging pleasantries
asked; what did you have for breakfast seven years ago this
morning? The old Indian never skipped a beat and replied “EGGS.”
That’ll be two dollars. So after riding off, the cowboy
pondered if he had just been taken advantage of. “He
probably has eggs every morning” thought the cowboy.
later the cowboy found himself riding through the same area
and again seen the same sign. So out of his way he goes
again. As he approached this time, he thought he’d be real
cute. He raised his hand and said “HOW”. The Indian
replied, “SCRAMBLED. Another two dollars”!!!!!!!!!
the way that our minds and memory works? We sometimes can’t
remember significant things that might mean something, but
we can ALWAYS remember the negative things that have
happened to us. Maybe we’ve had a parent or a spouse hurt
us, or a falling out with a sibling or a child. In business,
maybe we’ve had someone to take advantage of us. Getting
worse, a disagreement with a brother or sister in Christ,
that has come to words being exchanged that can never be
unsaid. Or worst of all, getting angry with God and giving
up on Him!!!!!!!
tells us,” And their sins and iniquities will I remember
no more!!!!” When we repent and ask forgiveness from God,
He immediately (not 2 days, weeks, or years later) forgives
and FORGETS. Wouldn’t it be great if our minds could work
like Gods? Why is it that we have the ability to retain so
much data in our minds but fill our memory banks with such
Memory is a
great ability to have and a useful tool that we use daily in
our lives. May we always be trying to retain positive things
in our minds and forgive anyone that wrongs us, even if they
do not ask for our forgiveness. Then just try to forget.
Mark 11:26 reminds us, “But if you do not forgive, neither
will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Loving Each Other,
Extravagance of God
More sky than
man can see,
More seas than
he can sail,
More sun than he
can bear to watch,
More stars than
he can scale,
More breath than
he can breathe,
More yield than
he can sow,
More grace than
he can comprehend,
More love than
he can know.
workers at Highland,
We had a safe and
uneventful trip to India. It only took us about 24 hours. We did
not lay over anywhere more than a couple of hours.
We went to the
Bible Society of India and purchased 500 Bibles to be given away.
Don and I split the cost - about $1,000 total. They will deliver
them today in Hyderbad. Two hundred fifty will stay here in this
area and the others we will take to the Kakinada area for
Don and I stayed
with a family last night (if you can call from 5 a.m. until 8 a.m [3
hours] night). The bed was very comfortable. They had a mosquito
net over our bed although I haven't seen any flying or felt any
Don will stay here
for about a week and preach in this area and teach at a school of
preaching. I will speak to the preacher students today then start
traveling. I will encourage them to have the attitude of Jesus as
they preach the truth they are learning in the school. I will speak
at one town tonight then another one tomorrow.
– Worship at Pakala & travel by night train.
– Arrive in Kakinada & will attend Gospel Meeting at Kondervaram
– Brother Don & Brother Vernon will open church buildings at
Samalkot at 10:30 am & at Dharmavaram from 2-4 pm. They will also
preach for a night meeting at Jaggampeta from 8-10 pm.
– Teach training classes in the morning & visit the village
Madhapuram from 1-3 pm, Mangithurthi 4-5:30 pm, and night meeting at
Mukkollu 8-10 pm.
One day Bible class at Dwarapudi at Kirans place, 2 sessions will be
held – night meeting at Vakathippa from 8-10 pm.
– Somavaram 10-11:30am; Katurivaripakalu 2-4 pm, Bhupalapatnam 8-10
Travel to north
It is exciting to
see the brothers here. I had not met the family here, but Brother
Kiran and Vijay met us at the airport also. I have worked with them
each time I have come.
I challenge you to
invite at least one family per week to attend church.
I am praying for
you all. Please pray for me. I will not access to a computer the
rest of the trip. I will try to send a message through Brother
Vijay next week.
Your servant in
Be as KIND to others as you want others to be to you.
others the way you want them to treat you.
others the way you want to be loved.
Express the same CONCERN toward others that you want
expressed to you.
Show the same SYMPATHY to others that you would want
shown if you were bereaved.
Be the kind of FRIEND that you want others to be to
others the way that you need to be encouraged.
Look only for the GOOD in others, the way you want
others to look for the good in you.
others the same way that you want to be forgiven.
the unsaved the way you would want to be taught if you were unsaved.
BIBLE TEACHER Benny B.
“If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I
am nothing.” 1Cor. 13:2
will be our speaker today.
(Greg’s) will meet in the basement following service on January 15
to exchange cookies. Bring four dozen of your favorite homemade
cookies, an empty container and come have fun with us!
Shopping List for Children’s Homes
BBQ Sauce, Mushrooms,
Sunday, February 5,
the Bible Bowl will be here at Highland. Text to study: Exodus
To the ladies at
you for the opportunity to come and speak to the ladies at their
December Brunch. They were all a great blessing to me. Thank you
for your generous gift – I appreciate it so much. May God bless us
all in the coming year.
is in St. Francis Hospital at Cape.
continues to recuperate at home following Brown Recluse spider bits
that required surgery. 9705 Meadow Oaks Drive PB
STILL IN NEED:
Floyd Howe, Bobetta Hank, Harold & Ozelle Layne, Cordie Daggett
(Bobetta’s son), Alice Webb, Herb Warren, Mary Bates & Gavin
Jered Boeving -
Iva Ashby, Lucy McIntosh, Veda Ross, Ralph Nelson, Sr.,
Bea Norwood, Alfred Horak, Opal Ball, Odie Mae Knoppe, Mary Wilson &
Remember those who are serving in the military. The following is a
list of relatives & friends of the Highland family who are serving:
Jesse & Terry Sumrall),
SPC Carrie Jo Carman
(Granddaughter of Valla Jo White & niece of Greg & Karen Carman),
Greg Chilton (Grandson
of Anna Gregory),
CPT Doug Dunlap
Debby North & Friend of Jesse & Terry Sumrall),
Knowles (Son of
Robert & Kathy Knowles),
1 SGT Tim Lowe (Son of
Roy & Sandy Lowe),
CPT James Morrison (Son of
Dean & Delores Morrison),
CPT John Myers (Son of
Jim & Patsy Myers),
SGT Bradley Puckett (Son of
Danny & Kim Puckett & brother of Tanner),
SPC Eric Williams (Husband
of Leah (North) and Dad of Caitlin),
(grandson of Avon & Dora Wilson) & Josh Wright
(Son-in-law of Danny & Kim Puckett).
Our Weekly Contribution Goal is $6000.
Records for the last four weeks:
2006 Weekly Average $5245
is some younger person who thinks you are perfect.
There is some work that won’t get done if you don’t do it.
There is someone who would miss you if you were gone.
There is a reason for becoming better than you are.
There is a place to be filled that you alone can
FOR THE RECORD
WEEK OF JANUARY
Sunday Bible Class:
Worship: ........................ 265
Worship: ........................ 163
Wednesday Bible Study: .......................... 152