Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What Is The Cost of Friendship?

What is the cost of friendship? It may seem like friendship is free but it is not. Being a true friend will cost you an investment of time. You will have to invest your emotions and give deeply of yourself if you will ever be a true friend. There is no room for selfishness in sincere friendship.

With a six year old, friendship may cost you even more than that!

This is Odie and Adrianne Galiher last week.

And me and Adrianne this past weekend.

Adrianne is the youngest daughter of Bro. Dwain and Sis. Brenda Galiher. She was six the first time we were here in revival in August 2003. I have always tried to win over the preacher's kids at churches where we preach. 

We arrived on Saturday and by Sunday evening it was plain to see that I was not having much success with Adrianne. 

We were on our way to McDonald's after church the first night and Adrianne was riding with us. She loved Odie like all kids do. I ask Adrianne if she would be my friend for the week. She answered, "No."

Then I asked her if she would be my friend for one dollar. She said, "No, but I would for five dollars."😀

It was hilarious! We arrived at McDonald's and I gave her the five dollars. That was the trick. We were suddenly the best of friends.

Adrianne was my friend during the whole revival without any hesitation or wavering.

At the end of revival, she said the five dollars was used up and she was no longer my friend! She was absolutely serious. We all laughed until we cried!

I have tried to stay paid up since then and our friendship seems to be on fairly solid ground! Although I do not dare ask to how much I owe.

Adrianne is a fine Godly young lady in college now and whatever the cost of her friendship, it is worth it.😀

This may cost me more that five dollars but I dug out some pictures from that first revival at Junction Hill. You have to see them. Here is my little friend, Adrianne.

Thank you for reading today.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekend Woundup and Weview #43

This Weekend Woundup post has lots of pictures from the last few days of revival, including four services that we enjoyed very, very much. I hope the folks here at Junction Hill enjoyed revival at least half as much as we have. It has been refreshing for me and for our family.

HERE are a bunch more pictures from revival that we posted on Friday. 

The first picture today is from Odie's camera. This is Daisy. Say, "Hi" to everyone, Daisy!

Sis. Galiher is one of the best cooks in the known world (You others know who you are) and we have enjoyed sitting at her table this week.

There's my sweet little plumpkin!

Odie with Sis. Tricia Hight

I took this picture as a memorial to our first visit to Amber's home. It is beautiful and we are so thankful for her.

Who knew that Sis. Galiher is an artist? Raise your hand if you knew. I do not see any hands. Now you know and here is the proof.

She also drives a mean side by side! This thing is fun!

Sis. Brentni drove over from western Kentucky to be with us on Odie's birthday! God bless you Brentni.

We have had visits from several local Pastors and preachers this week but Odie caught Pastor Spurlock in action. He helped me sing a bit during a great service Saturday night.

After church Saturday night, Sis. Galiher presented a homemade Hostess Ding Dong Cake! Trust me, friends, that cake was the real thing!!! Wow!

Sunday was Pastor Appreciation for the Galiher family. They have been here as Pastor over 19 years and God has certainly blessed their ministry. It was a privilege and an honor to be a part of the joyous occasion! The Galihers have had an enormous impact on our family and we love them very much.

Bro. Ray Riggs sent a few pictures from the Pastor Appreciation dinner too.

The service Sunday night was very special. God visited folks during the singing and it transformed into a tremendous altar service. I am constantly amazed at the providence of God! He loves people and goes out of His way to demonstrate it! Praise God!

We enjoyed our time at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church this year and the weekend capped it off in a wonderful way. We are already looking forward to the next time we are blessed to come back.

Thank you for joining us today.