Pray and Then See Your Doctor
We have had several friends who have had serious health issues and did not go to the doctor. One of our friends was having chest pains and refused to go to the doctor. He went to be with the Lord a few days later after having a heart attack.
Our nephew, Stephen Fortner, is hospitalized in Lubbock. He got a leg infection and did go to the doctor. His friends decided to call an ambulance. He lost his right leg and left foot. Stephen said to thank you for the prayers.
One of our employees, Gary Claborn, had a problem with his hip. He didn’t want to go to the doctor. When he went, the doctor told him he would have lost his leg if he had waited any longer. He has had a successful hip replacement and is doing fine. Gary said thanks for the prayers and the cards you sent.
If something changes with our health, get to a doctor and get it checked out.
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18 vs 24.
I stopped on my way back from Clovis, New Mexico to see Lou Ann and Stan Young. They haven’t been able to make it to the conventions for several years. I met Stan’s mom. She is on the prayer list and has had health issues. Lou Ann is having heart and lung issues. We had a great visit. They said to thank you for the prayers, cards and emails.
The group Acts of Mercy is the group that Travis Kaddatz went with last June to minister to Ukrainian refugees. Acts of Mercy has sent people to Syria and Turkey to help with the earthquake victims. Keep them in your prayers.
We received this from Monti & Tracie Davis after the passing of Montie’s father.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and sending the care package including the devotional among other items. The Body of Christ is such a blessing in these moments.
Montie & Tracie Davis
Thomas Pascal “Tom” Taylor
(August 30, 1946 – January 22, 2023)
Tom Taylor, retired Air Force Veteran, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023, in his home in Hondo, Texas. A great joke teller, he will be missed by all. He attended America’s Auction Academy. He enjoyed seeing everyone at the conventions. John Sisk called. He attended the funeral.
Our good friend & fellow auctioneer, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina has introduced a bill that will put an end to one disturbing social activism practice by government employees. The Old Glory Only Act (H.R.146) will officially prohibit the flying of flags other than the American flag over U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
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But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.- 1 Corinthians 15:57
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Heather Kaspar shared this with us. Her dad went to be with the Lord last year.
The Most Misunderstood Honest Man
By H.S. Kaspar
I lived and I loved.
I lost and won.
I pushed and I shoved,
And wasn’t always the best son
I tried and I hurt, And it was never enough.
But that didn’t stop me from being a flirt.
It also didn’t stop me from being tough.
What I’ve said is sure true.
It’s surely no lie.
But that didn’t mean
That I didn’t try.
It took me some time,
And a good lookin’ gal,
But I knew what I wanted,
& turned on a dime.
I quit drinkin’ and sinkin’
And I tried to live right.
I know at times I fell short,
But I gave it a heckuva fight.
I argued with God more than a time or two,
But it sure didn’t stop me from wearing a cross
on my neck and in my pocket too.
I could be shrewd and rude and obnoxious and drunk.
I could be ruthless and wreckless and run a suck.
I won’t deny it. The shoe fits.
But, I’m here to tell you; you don’t have to stay in the pits.
You can take all that ugly and turn it to good.
You can talk to the drunkard and take their keys when you should.
You can take you lessons and turn them to good,
For the downtrodden, the bruised, the lonely and rude.
You can encourage and mend and visit…
Treat every person as you should.
I’ve sat with the man without Christmas gifts for his son.
I’ve enjoyed the company of those, where addiction has won.
I’ve called the father of a kid having a rough night.
I’ve pulled kids from a ditch when something didn’t go right.
I’ve encouraged those trying, and not getting nowhere.
I’ve asked for forgiveness, when I was too much to bear.
I smiled and I talked and I took the time,
To let you know you were noticed and all was all right.
I’ve said it for years and it’s still true today.
I’m the most misunderstood honest man…that fact will stay.
May God Bless You,