Macedonia News, December 3, 2010

Lou McQuary


I know Thanksgiving week must be the shortest week in the year because it always flies by so quickly.  Hopefully your family got to spend time together and feast on Thanksgiving turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. Our family gathered at the home of Audrey and Kevin Wigington with thirty-three family members present. Many of our family from Houston, Miss. were there and we enjoyed fellowshipping together.  We don’t get to see each other very often so time visiting together is precious.

On Friday, Nov. 26, Marley Long killed a 9-point deer that weighed 200 pounds. I don’t know who was prouder – her dad or Marley.  Marley is the daughter of Chris and Melissa Long.

We were glad to see Virgil Floyd and Anita Douell in church Nov. 28. Both are recuperating from recent surgeries.

Raymond Owen got to come home Wednesday,  Nov. 24 but he is in a very weakened condition due to his recent chemo.  Raymond was first hospitalized Sept. 26 and has gotten to come home twice for very short stays.  He went to his urologist in Oxford on Nov. 29 and then back to his hematologist in Southaven on Dec. 1st.  Raymond is schedule to see the stem cell doctor on Dec. 8th.

Raymond’s brother, Robert Owen is a match to give stem cells to Raymond.  Robert will take shots Dec. 3rd through Dec. 6 and then his stem cells will be harvested on Dec. 7.  These stem cells will be frozen until they are needed. Raymond will have to be stronger before he can receive the stem cell transplant.  Martha asked us to pray that Raymond’s appetite will improve so he can regain some of the forty pound he has lost during this illness.

Caleb Graves was baptized Sunday, Nov. 28 at Macedonia Baptist Church.  We are very proud of Caleb.  He can say almost every book in the Bible and is such an eager student.  Caleb is the son of Julie Graves and is in the third grade at West Union Attendance Center.

Kay Page had thyroid surgery on Monday, Nov. 29 in Collierville.  Get well wishes go out to Kay as she regains her strength.

I am sure your house is like ours with all the Christmas decorating. 

Sitting is front of a lighted Christmas tree is so soothing. The colorful decorations brighten up our homes and put a sparkle in our children’s eyes. During this magical time of year let us make room for Christ and remember families that may need a helping hand.  Remember it is more blessed to give than to receive.  P.S., If you need any advice on decorating, call Kathy Knighton – she has put up six trees in he home.  I think she needs to give us a guided tour, don’t you?

West Union’s Homecoming is Saturday, Dec. 11.  Be sure to come out to see all the beauties and their handsome escorts in this year’s court.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Dec. 12.  Sheila Childers will be honored with a retirement reception at the Family Life Center at Macedonia Baptist Church from 2 until 3:30 p.m.

 Thought for the week:  “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV