Senior Moment

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     Senior Moment

Glenstone Baptist Church, April, 2020

FOR NOW, AT ANY RATE
               When I sent the last Senior Moment, I had reason to believe that it truly was the last such paper I would be preparing, but I have
found that was not the case…….yet.  Some have insisted that I continue, and so I will, for a while.  I still have my laptop computer and 
a little more time on my hands than formerly, so I will continue for now.  Another reason is the matter of good wishes which you have 
communicated to us.
               Our mailing address is: 
James (or) Eula Bunch
The Baptist Home 
P.O. 1040 
Ozark, Mo.   65701
               We also appreciate the attempt by the Home and others to celebrate our 70th wedding anniversary on March 12.  
I will type the master copy and email it to Jeremy who will print it and have it ready by the first Sunday, but you will need to 
figure a way to get it distributed.  It may not have as much current material as it has had.
UPSET?
Have you been upset by the issues in your life which have been affected by the recent (and current) coronavirus pandemic which is 
sweeping our nation?  To say the least, so have I.  Just imagine that you had just moved into the Baptist Home and within a week or 
two all of the rules changed.  Visitors cannot come in and residents cannot leave even for short visits or errands.  That rule applied 
even to a wedding anniversary party, which disappointed many people.
               And today, a new rule goes in, the rule of distancing.  People who are here must maintain separation distances of at least 
 feet between them.  Dining will be with only one person to a table.  Can you imagine that a husband and wife cannot eat together 
at the same table?  But it will be that way for now.  Don’t get too upset.  Life is full of changes and upsets.  
Read the following item by Max Lucado.

The Survivor’s Creed

By Max Lucado

 

You’ll get through this.

It won’t be painless.

It won’t be quick.

But God will use this mess for good.

Don’t be foolish or naïve.

But don’t despair either.

With God’s help, you’ll get through this.

Please don’t think I am complaining about the Home or its treatment of us. I am simply talking about some of the happenings of today.

I am writing this article on March 18.  Eula and I have been here 3 weeks today.  Living here IS different.  We have sold our car as we 
are not allowed to have one and reside here.  Dennis (and Bob Collins) have brought most of our things which we will have here.  I must 
compliment the Home for their care for us as well as for everyone else.

 
BLESSED EASTER

 
               There is no day as important in the religious or secular calendars as Easter.  As we consider some of the religious days, 
let us consider Christmas—Yes, it is important, for it is considered as the time when Jesus came into the world.  But, why?  This 
was the beginning of the time when God would make His plan of salvation understandable.  At this point, His action becomes visible 
and acceptable for all mankind.  Man can now see God’s  care for and involvement for all the people of the world.  We can see 
that God’s promises had proof.  For many people, promises require proof before they can be accepted.
               Hence, the promises God had made were normally ignored by the masses until Jesus came in the flesh.  His humanity 
required people to either accept God’s word and/or action or reject it completely.  The fact now was evident. 
               With the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, there can now be no excuse for disbelieving that God is concerned for 
mankind and his sin to the extent that no price is too great for man’s redemption.  We can now sing
               Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
               Praise Him, all creatures here below,
               Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
               Praise Father, Son and Holy ghost!!!
              The greatest fact of all time is summed up in John 3:16 where Jesus tells Nicodemus that He was sent into the world for one 
purpose only, and that was that He might give His life for all men.  That He did this is a historic fact recorded by men whom God had 
selected to tell this story for the benefit of all men.  Thank you, GOD, for your love for all mankind!
DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTIES
                I am well aware that we are living in uncertain times which seriously affect our church schedules and activities.  Therefore, I 
cannot speak of future events with any assurance that dates or times will be right.  As a result, I will mention some things which have been 
planned, but you will need to be careful to note whether these will be as planned or not.
               I am currently writing this part of the Senior Moment on March 21st which was planned to be a 100th birthday party for Geneva 
Anderson.  Eula and I are remembering her today.
Also, March 28 is supposed to be a Family Movie Night at 6:30 PM.
               The Go Team had a number of events scheduled.  These include Richard Crabtree,(Mar. 17) Jackie Sacchow, Tim Ritter 
and Evelyn Duvall.  Stay aware for date changes and corrections.
               Other events scheduled in the next days, weeks and months are the Easter cantata on April 5th, the Good Friday service on April 10 
and an Easter carry-in breakfast and regular Service on April 12.  Pray that the Lord will bless the events and others.

 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is being planned for June 14 to 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  It will be for anyone age Kindergarten through 6th grade.  
All VBS workers have undergone FBI security checks and are members of Glenstone Baptist Church.

 
WE NEED TO LAUGH,TOO!

 

He dug a hole in the garden and filled it with water.   I think he meant well.

Patient: Doctor, Doctor! I think I broke my arm in several places!  Doctor: Well, then don't go to those places.

Did you hear about the piano that got run over?   It was a little flat.

How does a penguin build its house?  Igloos it together.

Did you hear about the silkworm races?  They almost always end up in a tie.

I'm going to sell my vacuum cleaner.   It's just collecting dust.

A random e-mail address keeps sending me loads of pictures advertising tinned meat.  I think it's spam.

I went to the zoo and saw a baguette in a cage.  The zookeeper told me it was bread in captivity.