Jackson Drive Church Of
June 11-16, 2006
Joel Ellis, Jim
Sunday 9 am Confronting The Reality Of
Deason & Bill Hall
Persistent Sin - Joel Ellis
Sunday 10 am Conquering The Habit Of
Habitual Weakness - Joel Ellis
Sunday 2 pm Congregational Singing Led
By David & Wiley Deason
Sunday 3 pm Defeating The Desire To Sin
- Joel Ellis
Monday 7:30 pm The Fear Of God - Joel
Tuesday 7:30 pm Building The Bond Between
Husbands & Wives - Jim Deason
Wednesday 7:30 pm Building The Bond Between
Parents & Children - Jim Deason
Thursday 7:30 pm Dangers Facing The
Non-Traditionalist - Bill Hall
Friday 7:30 pm Dangers We Face In The
Information Age - Bill Hall
We welcome you at any
and all of these services.
Please come, and bring your Bible and a friend!
Things are going pretty well with the house. They have cleared out just about everything on the inside down to the wood. House looks very bare. The other day my mom & dad were looking inside the house and my mom tripped over a nail that was sticking up about 2 inches and she fell straight down and hit her head on the floor. The next day she had a big black eye. This year has not been great for her (car wreck, then a truck hit her while crossing the road, house fire and now this)!
I have more pictures in my gallery!
My parents are planning to finally go to Arkansas to see their niece on Memorial day weekend. My brother Marty and myself are planning to go see the braves play the dodgers. I was able to get tickets right behind the braves dugout on the 4th row. I got them off ebay but payed a hefty price for them. We usally go to see the braves once a year, so I try to get good seats.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
First, I want to thank everyone who made a comment on my blog concerning my parents home. I really do appreciate this act of kindness.
It has been a week since this event took place. My parents have been going through every item with the insurance people to see what can still be used or will have to be thrown away.
After this is done they will be getting everything out of the house so the construction people can start guting the inside of the house and start to rebuild. This process will take about 4-5 months. Please continue to keep them in your prayers through this ordeal.
I have more pictures of the house in my picture gallery.
On a brighter note, I am an uncle again. My brother Lucas & his wife Carrie are proud parents of a daughter. Her name is Kendall Kay Griggs. I have pictures of her in my picture gallery as well.
Once again thank you for all comments and prayers for my family!
My parents home caught on fire this past Friday afternoon. Thankfully no one was at home. The cause of the fire was from a squirrel that touched a hot wire from the transformer and then a surge of electricity went into the
electrical box in the house and caught on fire. Heavy damaged was done throughout the house. The fire was mainly in the kitchen, living room and utility room. Smoke damage was done throughout the whole house. Please keep them in your prayers through this ordeal!
Listed below is the article that was in The Athens News Courier on Saturday. I took some pictures Sunday and a few are listed below the article. I will be posting more in my gallery in the next few days.
Fire on Crestview
The cause of an early afternoon fire Friday that heavily damaged a brick home on Crestview Street near Athens Bible School was not immediately known although a transformer popped behind the home causing some concern in the neighborhood.
“We don’t have a cause right now, but we are still looking into it,” said Athens Assistant Fire Chief Danny Southard. “Foul play is definitely not involved .”
Athens Utilities sent a crew to repair the blown transformer that apparently sent some wiring to the ground. Southard said there is no evidence to indicate the transformer may have caused the fire.
“I don’t know anything about the transformer,” he said. “Athens Utilities is handling that.”
The home of Owen and Carol Griggs at 402 Crestview Street near Ryan Street caught fire and was damaged throughout. Heavy fire damage was reported to the kitchen, dining and utility areas. Southard said there was heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the three bedroom home.
The Athens Fire Department dispatched two engines and nine firefighters to the scene of the 1:58 p.m. blaze. There were no injuries reported from the fire.
Firefighters battled the blaze for approximately one hour before getting it under control.
“No one was at home at the time the fire broke out,” Southard said. “Mr. and Mrs. Griggs were at work at the time.”
Southard said the investigation into what might have caused the fire will continue until hopefully that can be determined.
Make a Difference: Develop a Good Attitude
If I asked you, "What can you do for the Lord?" What would your answer be? What is your attitude toward the work the Lord has given you? Do you wish to make a difference? If so, it all depends on your attitude.
Joshua and Caleb were two among a nation of people. They desired to make a difference. When they returned from spying out the Promised Land, they possessed an attitude that said, "We can do this!." Even in circumstances that looked impossible in the sight of many, they could still say, "If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it to us – a land which flows with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the Lord; and do not fear the people of the land, for they shall be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them" (Numbers 14:8-9). Later in Joshua 14:9-12, at the age of 85, Caleb still had that same attitude when he said, "Give me this hill country."
These men had the same attitude towards the Lord’s work as we should today. But circumstances of life sometimes cloud our thinking and we have an attitude of doubt. This attitude is not pleasing to the Lord. As a result we need to be constantly mindful of our attitude.
As you examine your attitude and decide what to make it, remember these truths:
1. No matter what, your attitude is a choice. Circumstances may not be of your choosing, but your attitude is all yours.
2. It’s easier to maintain the right attitude than to regain it. Fight to develop a positive attitude, and then don’t let it slip away.
3. Your attitude determines your actions. Your outlook will determine your life’s outcomes more than any other single factor.
4. The people you lead reflect the attitude you possess. If you have any responsibility for others – as a boss, parent, or volunteer leader – the attitude of your people is a reflection of your own.
Choose to have the attitude the Lord desires you to have and work hard to maintain it. Then you will succeed as a Christian and lead others to Him as well.
It's been a while since I last updated! My Dad is doing just great after having his surgery. He was able to go back to work a few weeks ago. My mom is also doing very well. We had open house at the store that I manage on November 13th (which was also my Birthday!).
I am redesigning our church's website. The article above is from the latest issue of The Jackson Drive Reporter. The website also will have sermons in MP3 format available to download and listen to on your computer. The links to the website are on the left.
At my house, I am in the process of pulling up all my carpet. I have bad sinus problems and I have heard that having carpet in your house is not a good idea. The wood floors under the carpet is in really good shape. While we are doing the floors we are also going to paint all the rooms.
Well that is about it. Hope everyone is having a great week!