Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mayberry, Part Deux

Well, it seems Andy and Barney were a hit at Harris Chapel UMC last night. I don't think I've ever heard this group of people laugh so heartily like they did last night. I forgot how genuinely funny that show was. As I said before, the lesson was about how we tend to worry about thigns that may or may not occur, when instead we should have faith and trust that God will love us, protect us, and supply our every need (not want, NEED). Sometimes that's easier said than done, but we must at least try. Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and good luck wishes.

So, as Gomer would say

Gaahhh-leeee.... ya'll folks sure is nice.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Miss Mayberry...

Remember the Andy Griffith Show?

That was great television. Still is. Would you believe there's been a Bible Study built around that wonderful show? There has. And my church will begin this study tomorrow night. With ME, yes ME as the leader. (Yes, the pastor is out of town, and yes he's out of his mind asking me to fill in.)

So, the basic premise of this study is that you view one episode of the show and some scripture is inserted in between some of the scenes and then there's discussion time afterwards. The episode we'll be watching is entitled "High Noon in Mayberry". Briefly, Andy receives a letter from an ex-con that he was in a gun fight with years ago in which Andy wounded the man in the leg, thereby rendering his leg lame. In this letter, the ex-con informs Andy that he'll be coming to Mayberry to set things straight between them, well, as usual Barney jumps the gun and assumes the man is coming to hurt Andy and deputises Gomer and Otis. In the end, the con and Andy meet, Andy finds out he's been reformed thanks to their run in and comes to thank him. Barney and the boys stake out Andy's house, cut the power, and end up tied together on Andy's living room floor. The study focuses on worry and about how we deal with problems in our lives. How we sometimes are like Barney, frantically worrying and blowing things out of proportion but that we should be more like Andy, concerned, but believing and trusting that things will work out and giving over to God our fears.

I hope and pray that this goes over well and that I'm able to do it justice. I'll let you know how it goes.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


My husband and I are quite the history buffs, he more so than me because History was his major in college. I didn't quite get that far, but as a child I was interested in historical facts, things, people etc. I went through different phases, focusing on different eras from the antebellum/Civil War period, to the free loving 60's, to the Jazz Age, back to Revolutionary times, and now to what has been termed the "Greatest Generation".

To that end, I tuned in tonight to view Ken Burns, "The War". History is important and if we don't learn from our mistakes we are bound to repeat them (Hello... President Bush are you listening? Irag? Viet-Nam?)

Sorry, I digress. I feel it's my responsibility to aid in my children's education by exposing them to media outlets that will teach them about our history as a nation, and as a culture. So, I allowed them to watch the documentary with me this evening. Afterwards I thought that maybe I shouldn't have becuase there were a few images that could be described as disturbing, but they're to the age that I thought they would somewhat understand the violence of war and if they didn't have that understanding beforehand, maybe now they do. Equally disturbing to me were the images of segregated troops. I made a point to my children to notice the pictures of the all black troops. It is so hard to comprehend the division of people because of skin color and I suppose that should be considered a good thing.

Shelby informed me later that she didn't really want to watch anymore of it because it was depressing. Tad, meanwhile, is cheering on the American troops and is excited about the next night, which we will probably miss because of a prior engagement. Hopefully, I'll get to watch more of it and if anyone has the chance to get a glimpse of it, I highly recommend The War by Ken Burns.


Wow... it's hard to believe that the end of September is upon is and it's been almost a whole month since I last posted. In case any of you have wondered where I've been.. Well, I've been here at home reading your blogs and keeping up with what's going on the news and well, that's about it. I've had lots of ideas for posts, but just haven't felt like blogging lately. So, if any of you missed me, thanks.