Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lucy Hale

The First Christian Church family is saddened today. One of our beloved members went to be with our Lord. Lucy Hale passed away late Monday March 28th. Lucy had fought congestive heart disease for many years. Lucy was incredibly active in the community and church activities from The Ladies Missionary Society to Vacation Bible School. I don't remember having a VBS without Lucy participating in some capacity. Lucy never gave birth to children but she had a mother's heart. She became a mother to many a child at First Christian. Anyone who knew Lucy was truly blessed. I know that I am a better person and Christian because of her.

Obituary Lucy Hale (June 16, 1926 - March 28, 2011) Lucy Hale, age 84, of Newport, passed away, Monday, March 28, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Hale; father, Rufus Foster; mother and step father, Sue and Ivan “Pete” Hall. She is survived by her cousins, Roger, Wayne and Jimmy Butler, Peggy Giles, Sandra Hux, Evelyn Butler, Wanda Raines, Lorene McClanahan, all of Newport, and Dorothy McGoldrick of Atlanta, GA; nephew, Roger Hale of Newport, sister-in-law, Nannie Hale of Newport; and a her very special friend Arlene Hightower; also many other friends and her church family. Funeral services will be held 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Martin Stump officiating. Burial will be 10:00 am, Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nannie's Birthday

Happenings in 1911
  • Ronald Reagan, future U.S President
  • Bill Monroe, Creator of Bluegrass Music
  • Tennessee Williams, American Dramatist
  • Lucille Ball, Actress
  • Ginger Rogers, Actress
  • Roy Rogers, Film Star
  • Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel Music
  • Philadelphia Athletics beat NY Giants in the World Series.
  • Camp Fire Girls of America is founded.
  • Ray Harroun wins 1st running of Indy 500 at an average speed of 74.59 mph.
  • The average cost of a house was $4,800.

Famous Songs:

  • Down By The Old Mill Stream
  • Oh You Beautiful Doll
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Under the Yum Yum Tree
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Deepest Fear

I forgot how I learned about this poem but I love the sentiment behind it. I hope you like it as well. The poem is titled "Our Deepest Fear" by Marian Williamson.

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually who are we not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.