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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Thankful For My Friend Amanda Hasty

Hey Friends,

This is Odie checking in from West Plains, Missouri. We are thrilled to spend this pre-Thanksgiving weekend with our friends at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church. This weekend, we will add many wonderful memories to our collection with the Galiher family!

This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in America. Happy Thanksgiving 2023! 

We will be spending Thursday together with our little family. I am so thankful for my parents and the life we get to live! God has blessed us abundantly! I will forever be grateful to Him!

In November, I have used my posts here to be extra thankful. The first Saturday was about Heaven. Last week, I focused on our Veterans. Today, I am thankful for our friends.

Right now, we are with some of the best people I know! I am thankful for our friendship with the Bro. Dwain, Sis. Brenda Galiher and their entire family. They are amazing people! I am grateful that God allowed our paths to cross and connect! I will forever treasure their love, encouragement and friendship! It does not matter where we see them; they are our friends. We can pick up where the last visit ended.

God has used Bro. Dwain's preaching to help all three of us through the years! He is a man of God who is not ashamed to preach the truth. I count it an honor to know him as our friend!

Dad and I often write about many wonderful people God has placed in our lives. We would not be where we are today without the countless people who have stood by us, prayed for us and encouraged us along the way!

Looking back over my life, I am amazed at how many childhood friends are still my friends today. I was homeschooled. One question I received from people sometimes was, "How did you make friends growing up?" I did not have trouble making friends.

We were always going to different churches. My friend group has always been a bright spot in my life. Many of you have been our friends for the long haul. Some of you may be new friends, but we are always excited to add new friends!

My Friend Amanda Hasty

There is a special lady I want to feature right now. One of my long time friends is Amanda Hasty. We were toddlers when our families met. Therefore, my life has mostly included memories of Manda! We grew up attending the same church at Dryden Road. We spent many hours together for Sunday school and children's church. Oh, the fun we had together!

Then, our families were neighbors for over two of our preteen years. Amanda and I spent many hours playing together during that time. We played house, church, school, cowboy and Indians and went to many places in our imaginations. Those are some of my favorite childhood memories!

Amanda also loved talking on the phone back then. She would call me, and we talked on the phone whenever we could not be outside. The daily phone conversations continued when I moved to another house in Ohio.

Things changed when we moved to Wichita, Kansas. Amanda was heartbroken. I kept being her friend! Amanda was upset with me for moving! I could not convince her that moving was hurting me, too!

The funny thing was she was always Dad's friend! She was thrilled to see him when we came home to visit! I got the cold shoulder. It was hilarious. Dad was the reason why I moved away. Somehow, to Amanda, I was the bad guy in the scenario! Our family just had to laugh about the situation!

24 years later, we are past it all. This year, she proudly introduced me as her best friend again. I was thrilled to have the official friend status back. 😎 I never quit loving her, but it took her a long time to recover from losing me to another state.

Amanda's parents, Bro Mith and Sis. Mary Hasty pastor another church in the Dayton, Ohio, area. We do not get to see them often. I was glad to see Amanda a few times at church this summer.

November 16th was her 37th birthday. Happy belated birthday, Amanda! I love you, my sweet friend! Thank you for being my friend. You are precious! You always bring a smile to my face!

Amanda is a beautiful person, and I am so glad we grew up together. Everybody loves Manda! Across the country, people who have met her in the past never forget her. We have people asking about her frequently.

Church is her favorite place to be! She is happiest working at the altar, helping others pray! I am thankful for her prayers! I know God hears her prayers!

I hope you enjoyed meeting Amanda today! Thanks for spending a moment of your day here. Thank you to all of you for being my friends! See you next week.


Friday, September 1, 2023

End of August Pictures From Odie

Hey Friends,

Welcome to September! This is Odie. I am here today, with a look at my week in pictures. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of my week. This is what I captured between trying to recuperate from campmeeting last week, my tech support calls and trying to fix internet connectivity issues.

I have been having internet issues due to a storm last week. The lady at our internet provider informed me that the original modem had passed away.

The replacement modem the company sent out. Thank you to Papaw, Uncle Jay and Uncle Steve for their personal technical support. It has been a long process all week. Hopefully, now things are headed toward being fully corrected.

Tuesday night, I went to church at DRPC.

Wednesday afternoon, I enjoyed the beautiful weather. I took some time to sit on my porch. Can you believe the wind blowing caused me to get a vest on?

This was my view of the Super Blue Moon Wednesday night. It was extremely bright and beautiful! Pictures could not do it justice! God's handiwork is amazing!

Thursday, I was able to be part of a birthday dinner for my Aunt Patty Boggs. She loves Alcapulco. It was great to spend time with my family!

This is my Mamaw Martha with two sisters-in-law, Patty and Connie.

Food time.

Alcapulco salsa, the star of the show!

Nacho fries with steak is one of my Alcapulco favorites.

Lisa with her enchiladas.

I was thankful to spend some time with Lisa! She is truly a wonderful person! We love her!

Happy Birthday, Aunt Patty!

I love my sweet cousin Deb!

Our friend Jorge stopped by to check on Papaw. He could see Papaw was surrounded by women.

A selfie with Papaw.

Horse fun.

I had to get a photo with two of my great aunts, Aunt Patty Boggs and Aunt Connie Miller.

The after dinner Alcapulco selfie, Odie, Papaw, Mamaw, Lisa, Connie and Patty.

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me. See you tomorrow.


Saturday, August 26, 2023

Odie’s Indoor 2023 Notes

Hey Friends,

This is Odie reporting in from Ohio. Indoor wrapped up last night at DRPC. Just a few days ago, we were preparing for this meeting. Now, Indoor 2023 is history. They say time flies when you are having fun.

Well, we had a lot of fun during this fantastic week. We worshiped the Lord and received food for our souls. The word of God spoke to our hearts, challenged us, and encouraged us. The fellowship with new and old friends was fantastic!

The Saturday after the meeting every year, I am worn out physically from a long and action packed week. I am also rejuvenated in my spirit. God always amazes me with the powerful services we get to experience!

I am so thankful for DRPC Indoor 2023. The Lord was good to our family this week. We will be feasting on these services for a while. God's power is incredible! I am blessed to experience God so near to me in special times!

You can listen to the services here on the DRPC-AUDIO Mixlr channel. If you are logged into your free Mixlr account, the meeting archive can be found under recordings on the DRPC-AUDIO channel.

Below are my notes from all the services of the meeting and then pictures from Friday. I hope you enjoy just a glimpse of our week.

Indoor 2023 Notes
Dryden Road Pentecostal Church
August 22-25 2023

Tuesday 8/22/23


Pastor Bill Parks- Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 Samuel chapters 4 and 7, several different verses
"History Is About To Stop Repeating Its Self"

Wednesday 8/23/23

10 AM

Pastor Dwain Galiher- West Plains, Missouri
Genesis 3:1
John 20:19-24
Luke 7:19
"Doubt Is A Crossroad"

Pastor Bill Finnley - Louisville, Kentucky
Zachariah 12:9-14

6 PM Youth Service

Bro. Tyler Sage- Douglas, Georgia
Mark 5:25-34
"There's A Miracle In The Making"

Bro. Josh Smith- Bond, Kentucky
Genesis 8:6-12
"The Raven Isn't Right"

7 PM

Pastor Bill Parks- Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 Corinthians 15:4-7
"Parrels And Privilege of Growing Up With Jesus"

Thursday 8/24/23

10 AM

Pastor Dwain Galiher- West Plains, Missouri
Philippians 1:6, 10
Philippians 2:15-16
"Living Until The Day Of Christ"

Bro. Grayden Webb- Richlands, Virginia
2 Chronicles 7:14

Pastor Randy Webb- Richlands, Virginia
2 Kings 22:8
"Lost In The House Of God"

Pastor Wade Hicks-West Harrison, Indiana
Hebrews 13:7
"Faith Worth Following"

6 PM Youth Service

Bro. Myron Vaughn- Arkansas
2 Corinthians 1:20
John 10:10
"Attempted Robbery"

Bro. Tyler Combs- Bond, Kentucky
Psalm 78:3-7
"Tell It For Hope's Sake"

7 PM

Pastor Bill Parks- Tulsa, Oklahoma
Psalm 60
"Let's Get Our Fight Song Back"

Friday 8/25/23

10 AM

Pastor Dwain Galiher- West Plains, Missouri
Exodus 30:17-21
"Don't Leave Out The Laver"

6 PM Youth Service

Bro. Michael Touchton- Oklahoma

John 14:15-18

Acts 2:39

"The Comfort Of Our Children"

7 PM

Pastor Bill Parks- Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hebrews 3:1-6

Entitlements of Jesus Christ 

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I will finish this post with the pictures from the final day of Indoor 2023. You can see the other days in the previous post this week if you missed it.

Bro. Sylvester, the vacuum, broke loose from his station right before church Friday morning.