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Mr. Joe Burt’s home below Narroway Baptist Church along Murray branch across the road from the Baptizing Hole. This well served the church for nearly a hundred years.

“Trent. My mother & daddy were married at that well Dec 14,1924. They made arrangements with Rev  Joe Craton to meet them there after church. Seems everybody walked down there for a drink of water after church” – Doris Lance 

Joe and Malinda had six children. Oldest was G.S Burt who married Kate Crew

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Kate is my Grandmother Marie Crew Tibbitts sister.

Other children of Joe an Malinda:

George who died young

Charley who married Isabel Tibbitts

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Otis who did not marry

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Lela who married Leonard Tibbitts

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Ruby who married Robert L Ferguson

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God

There is Good and there is Evil in this world.  There is Right and there is Wrong in this world.  Evil is wagging a war against Good. Michael and his Angels are fighting the Devil and his Angels. It is a warfare that starts in each of us. Each chose we make is a battle in this war. Will we choose to do good or to do evil.  Choose you this day whom you will serve,  for me and my house will serve the Lord.  “My House” is not your household,  but rather your body.  Your body houses your soul.  The Devil is in this world. He said that he is going up and down,  to and fro in the Earth seeking whom he may devour.  Again the Earth is not plant Earth but our Earthly body. He is going up and down in our body and going from person to person.  So the battle is in us. I would do Good but Evil is present.  We will win battles and we will lose battles. Let God fight your battles and you will win. As a Christian you will fight two major wars and win them both. As a non-Christian you will fight the first war until you win or die. At that point you lose.  The first war is for your soul. As you come to the age of accountability,  that is to know right from wrong,  good from evil and accountable for your own actions, you will enter this war. This happens at different ages for different people. It occurs when you realize you will die one day and spend eternity somewhere. An event may trigger this realization. For me it was Dooms Day. Back in 1982 all the planets were on the same side of the Sun and there were Dooms day predictions.  The fear was that the gravitational pull would blow up Earth. The talk and buzz got me scared. Fear of God is the beginning of Wisdom. I was only 8 years old, the age of accountability hit me. I talked to dad about it, how I was scared. He told me about God, Heaven and how beautiful it was there. He compared it to the Mill Branch. A small stream in the hills behind our house where we had been hunting just days before. It is still one of my favorite places. You could call it my Bethel. Where I first knew the Lord. I don’t believe I was ever lost or out of the grace of God. I won that war at age 8. It was any easy one for me. I just believed in Jesus. As I grew up my belief also grew. I now believe that Jesus Christ, son of God, came to Earth, borne to a Virgin 2000 years ago, preached His own everlasting Gospel, set an example for us to follow, set up sacraments to be handed down, gave His life on the Cross of Calvary as the supreme sacrifice for all sin, rose on the third day with a glorified body, was seen by many for 40 days, set up His Kingdom in the hearts of those who believe upon His name, ascended to Heaven to the right hand of God where He makes intersections for us with groanings that can’t be uttered and sent back the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us on Earth.

Why are we here?,  you may ask yourself. Well it isn’t about you. In short, it is to worship God. But you say he has the Angles and all the Heavenly Host to do that. Yes he does and they do it continually. But consider this, they were created to worship God and can not disobey God. They do not have freewill. We were created with freewill. So when we stop what we are doing in our lives and give God praise it is a true praise that the Angles can not give. You may say, I am a good person, why does bad things happen to me? Again, it is not about you. It is about God. When trouble befalls you, consider it great joy. Why would you do that? Here is why. If everything in our lives were easy go lucky, peace and happiness we would not feel the need of God. If we have troubles and seek the Lord for his help and receive a blessing, then we have a reason to give him praise.

BY SARAH TIBBITTS (10 years old)

It was right before Christmas and my granddaughter, Meredith asked me to tell her the best Christmas story I know. So I began, I was a young girl doing the things I normally would do, but then an angel appeared to me and said “Marry you will bring forth a child and his name will be Jesus. He will be the son of God and he will be the Savor.” I could not belive something so amazing would soon happen. I soon Married a man named Joseph and he did not understand that Jesus would be born soon. Then in one of his dreams an angle told him that he was to be the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph now understood me, and that God commanded me to be the earthly mother.

A few days later there was news that every man had to go to his birth place and pay taxes. Joseph had to go along way, but I wanted to go with him. I could not walk the entire way so I rode a donkey to Bethlehem. It did not feel that great riding that donkey for days. The donkeys back was going up and back down. We went over hills and valleys. That ride was not smooth and easy, but it’s apart of the journey. We could see the city and there was not far to go. When we arrived there was not much space. I couldn’t see an empty house in sight. Then we spotted a small man half asleep in a window. He was the innkeeper of the place. He said that there was not an empty house anywhere. All we needed was a roof, but he could not think of anything except the little stable in the back. So the small innkeeper led us to the barn. That was enough for us.

The stable was small and smelly. It was full of animals like cows, sheep, chickens, goats and horses. hay was thrown everywhere and a broken manager in the middle of the room. The only lights were the candles glowing in the distance, but something different shown that night. The brightest star shined right over the stable. In the stable I laid in the floor on some hay. It was all pushed to the corner so it was like a bed. We did not have the things like the inns would have so we tried to make things work.

After the baby was born shepherds came from a nearby field and they had said angles sent them here to worship the new king. Then three kings came to us with gifts. The kings traveled very far and they followed the star that was above the stable. Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes and put in the manger as a bed. As I fell asleep I was thanking god for this little Savor.

 

This is where I can talk about things I like and that are important to me. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts.Image

Skinning Chick-fil-A.

My two cents on Chick-fil-A

By Trent Tibbitts

When a people rejects a man who speaks the Truth about the Holly Word they are not rejecting that man but rather they are rejecting God.  1st Samuel 8:7

2nd Chronicles 36:16. “But they mocked the messenger of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.”

Genesis 2:23-24 “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Read Ephesians 5:21 – 33. Men love your wife, Women reverence you husband.

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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