FRANKFORD W.Va. (WVDN) – The Ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the church fellowship hall. Carole Spencer presided, and Donna Scott led in prayer. The group released the following statement from the meeting.
“Dyan Hefner brought our devotion, ‘Talk Turkey’ with scripture reference Isaiah 40:31. One Thanksgiving, the author and her family spotted two turkeys in their backyard and figured they escaped from someone’s oven. The author was also teased about when she invited several pastors to her home, and it was discovered when they went by a seldom-used fridge that had a forgotten leftover turkey in it that was quite smelly. She decided that day she felt like a turkey. What does God think about turkeys? Sometimes, we act like a heel. God still loves us when we act like a turkey. Sometimes we have a good day, and everything goes right, and sometimes everything goes wrong, and we act like a heel. We feel worthless and want to hide under the bed all day. God knows about our bad days. God enfolds us, and he has us. Listen to your heart and know you are not a turkey. We need to mount with wings as eagles. We all have very human emotions such as sadness, low self-esteem, discouragement, despair and depression, which is just stifled anger. We need to recognize our emotions and send them out of the turkey barn. Take your feelings and leave them at the foot of the cross. We are made in the image of God and he loves us. Recognize the real person of Jesus Christ by reading his word, or listening to a song or studying scripture. God’s word is your true life work. Do you ever feel like a turkey? Rise from the pit. You are going to make it by being a child of the King.
“Kim Brookman presented our missionary education report by catching up on several missionaries we have been praying for. Tim and Jenn Adams appreciated the donation we gave them and also the prayers. Brian and Melissa Richey also thanked the group for the card and our prayers. They shared a list of 31 prayer needs of all missionaries we need to pray for.
“Jamie Harvey presented the treasurer’s report.
“The group will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on Nov. 16. The next meeting we will need to bring our blessing cup, Christ’s birthday offering, and our advent calendar food donation for Renick and Williamsburg food pantries. The Laugh group will be making peanut butter and coconut eggs for Easter instead of making applesauce cakes for Christmas.
“The next meeting will be the Christmas dinner on Dec. 5. Dyan Hefner dismissed in prayer.”
Attending were Alice Coff, Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marty Burns, Patty Owens, Peggy Seldomridge, and Sue Hunt.
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