August 1, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

Happy August everyone! I hope everyone is staying cool. Well, we have been up north and let me tell you, it's not much cooler up there either.

We started out July going down to Georgia to a church that we haven't been to in awhile and man, what a time we had. Thanks to Eddie and Phyllis Simmons and the special folks at Central Baptist Church for making us feel special. After that weekend we headed north to New Jersey and Delaware. Thanks to our good friends Steve Peterman and his side kick Richard for taking us to eat in PA. We went to a place called Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Folks if you have never been there and you are up that way, trust me, it is well worth your time and money to go. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. It was awesome! This was a special treat for me because my grandson Zach was able to go with us. This trip brought back a few memories for me. I remember when my son Josh was little and how he loved getting on that Singing Americans bus and going on the road with his daddy. He thought he was something special. (Come to think of it, I thought he was too!) Josh and I had some great times together and made some special memories that only a father and son could have. Now today, I get to take my grandson and make some more special memories. Zach is always ready to get on stage and sing. When he first started doing this he would always go and sing down next to the Tenor man. Well, his voice has changed and it dropped. You can probably guess where this is going, I told him it was ok that his voice had changed, and the Baritone spot is low. He said, “but Papa, I want to sing your part." Needless to say, I told him right now he needs to concentrate on something else because he ain't singing my part! We all got a big laugh out of that. I'm very proud of Zachary and the young man that he is becoming. He is 13 years old and he is not ashamed to tell you that He Loves Jesus and he knows who He is. AMEN.

As I sit here writing all this and think about the relationship between a Father and Son, I think about how awesome it is that we as Christians can have that same kind of relationship with our Heavenly Father. Think about it, when we get to Heaven we can move into that big fancy house that we all have dreamed about owning someday. He has already built it for us, “A Mansion Just Over The Hilltop”. Streets that are paved with gold. All of our loved ones that have gone on before us that are waiting on us, “Just Over In The Gloryland”, or maybe “Down By The Riverside”.  I am so thankful that I know when I die that I will see Jesus and be able to say Thank You for dying on the Cross so that I might live and have everlasting Life. That is the promise that God himself has given us. I hope you are ready.  The Bible says in John 3:16-17   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. All you have to do is ask God to come into your life and Save you, then you too can have that Heavenly Father relationship.

Please keep the Quartet and all our families in your prayers. We Love You.

Larry, Wayne, Duane and Ivory.

PS: Zach too.

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