Sunday, April 22, 2018

Our Sympathy....

Please keep the family of local makeup artist Cate Curtis in your prayers. She was died tragically in a car accident yesterday.

Our Sympathy...

Joyce Basinger's brother in law passed away this morning, in Mississippi

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Prayer Request 4/21

My friends dad, Dennis Gibson, was in a single vehicle accident, here in Paris, this morning. He’s in critical condition and in surgery now. They wanted to fly him out, but couldn’t due to the weather.
So far we know that he has a broken left leg and arm, lacerated spleen and severe abdominal trauma. They had to cut him out of the truck and it took about 20 minutes to do so. I know it’s all in God’s hands, but I need people flooding the throne with prayers!
My friend is in Louisiana, on her way back home, so also please pray for safe travels home.
Please pray for Dennis' daughters Melody, Heather, Amber and Courtney.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Monday Movie Nights...

How exciting is this??
Join us on the 3rd Monday of each month for
Monday Movie Night, at LACOC.
6:45 p.m. - FREE ADMISSION
Invite your friends and family!




Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weekly Update - 4/15



PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Leston Maggard - Has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and is at home with hospice.
  • Vicki Humphrey - Pancreatic cancer. 
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Judy Hillis - Health
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Cancer.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Paul Denney - Was released from the hospital and is at home.
  • Gary Oats - Has been moved to Sulphur Springs to a Rehab facility.
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Does not have cancer, but he does have a  lung disease and needs a liver transplant. Both are hereditary.
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus and Sharon Roden) has finally gone home from the NICU.
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Leston and Lareece Maggard, Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

CPR CLASS:  There will be a CPR class offered here at the building. Please sign up at the Welcome Center, if you are interested in taking this class.  Date and time are to be decided upon interest of the class.  See Kyle Jones for details.
5TH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP is just around the corner!  On April 29th, immediately following morning worship service, we be catering Burgerland at a cost of $7.00 per person.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center so we can have a count for food.  If you can bring a dessert, please sign up for that as well. 

THANK YOU to Sandra Smallwood, Linda Vickers, Faye Hanley and Shaunda Burgess
for their willingness to step up to help or lead a team for CHILDREN'S WORSHIP.  All the women and men that help back there are greatly appreciated!  Those of you who are blessed by this ministry each week, please thank the ones that help keep it going!!
 

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants (Sizes 3T-10/12)

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Fruit and Shampoo

SIMPLE SUPPER
:  This weeks entrée is Chili Dogs. $3 per person!
Don't forget to sign up each Sunday, on your attendance card in the pew, or call the church office no later than Tuesday at noon to let us know you'll be eating dinner on Wednesday night.

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 17:  First Responders Breakfast
Apr 20-22:  Jr High CDR Retreat
Apr 27:  Senior Trip
Apr 29: 5th Sunday Fellowship
May 2:  Blood Drive
May 17: Kiddie Kollege Graduation
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Weekly Update - 4/8


 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Claude Jones - Cellulitis.
  • Leston Maggard - Has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and is at home with hospice.
  • Vicki Humphrey - Pancreatic cancer. 
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Cullum and Judy Hillis - Health
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Cancer.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Please keep the Rusty Carpenter family in your prayers, as mourn his tragic passing.
  • Paul Denney - Local businessman.  Biopsy has shown that he does have brain cancer.  He has been moved to a Rehab facility in Greenville.
  • Gary Oats - Involved in a motorcycle accident.  Both legs and his back are broken. He's going to be moved to Sulphur Springs to a Rehab facility.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Does not have cancer, but he does have a  lung disease and needs a liver transplant. Both are hereditary.
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus and Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Leston and Lareece Maggard, Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

CONGRATULATIONS
to all those who participated in LTC this year!  They brought home mostly "GOLD" awards!  Many thanks to the parents and coaches that helped these kids glorify God with their talents and to be future leaders for Christ!

THANK YOU to Sandra Smallwood, Linda Vickers, Faye Hanley and Shaunda Burgess
for their willingness to step up to help or lead a team for CHILDREN'S WORSHIP.  All the women and men that help back there are greatly appreciated!  Those of you who are blessed by this ministry each week, please thank the ones that help keep it going!!

 

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants (Sizes 3T-10/12)

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Fruit and Shampoo

SIMPLE SUPPER
:  This weeks entrée is Chicken Fajita Southwest Salad. $3 per person!
Don't forget to sign up each Sunday, on your attendance card in the pew, or call the church office no later than Tuesday at noon to let us know you'll be eating dinner on Wednesday night.

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 17:  First Responders Breakfast
Apr 20-22:  Jr High CDR Retreat
Apr 27:  Senior Trip
Apr 29: 5th Sunday Fellowship
May 2:  Blood Drive
May 17: Kiddie Kollege Graduation
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Prayer Request - 4/3

Please keep Leston and Lareece Maggard in your prayers.  Leston has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and has been released from the hospital with hospice. No treatment is planned.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Barbara Jean McGregor Aydelott, aunt of Angie Duren, passed away on Sunday.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with Rev. Ray McGregor officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillside View Cemetery in Boxelder under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends an hour before service time at Clarksville Funeral Home.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Weekly Update - 4/1

RESPONSE:   Neil Nutt went forward. He was asking for prayers for financial decisions and job situation.

PRAYER REQUEST:

  • Claude Jones - Has been diagnosed with cellulitis in his foot.
  • Vicki Humphrey - Pancreatic cancer. 
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Cullum and Judy Hillis and granddaughter Kinnadiee have all been sick this past week.
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Cancer.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Paul Denney - Local businessman.  Biopsy has shown that he does have brain cancer.  He has been moved to a Rehab facility in Greenville.
  • Gary Oats - Involved in a motorcycle accident.  Both legs and his back are broken. He's going to be moved to Sulphur Springs to a Rehab facility.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

 

FAITHFUL READERS:  Laquita Lawrence will lead the discussion on the book, A Southern Sky by Deborah Raney.  This group will meet April 8th at 3:30pm in room 17.  Everyone is welcome!

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants

PANTRY NEEDS: Men and women's deodorant and shampoo

SIMPLE SUPPER
:  This weeks entrée is Pancakes and Sausage. $3 per person!
Don't forget to sign up each Sunday, on your attendance card in the pew, or call the church office no later than Tuesday at noon to let us know you'll be eating dinner on Wednesday night.

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 3:  Men's Breakfast - Tim Young to speak
Apr 8:  Faithful Readers
Apr 17:  First Responders Breakfast
Apr 20-22:  Jr High CDR Retreat
Apr 27:  Senior Trip
Apr 29: 5th Sunday Fellowship
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Prayer Requests - 3/29

Please keep the Maggard's in your prayers. Leston is in the hospital in Hugo. Hopefully will come home tomorrow!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Weekly Update 3/25


 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Claude Jones - Has been diagnosed with cellulitis in his foot.
  • Vicki Humphrey - Pancreatic cancer. 
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Cullum and Judy Hillis and granddaughter Kinnadiee have all been sick this past week.
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Cancer.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Paul Denney - Local businessman.  Doctors are not sure if it's a brain tumor or something else.  Biopsy was performed last week. Still do not have the pathology report on the biopsy.
  • Gary Oats - Involved in a motorcycle accident on Friday.  Both legs and his back are broken.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson
CAN YOU HELP?  There is a need for an adult team of two to help in Children's Worship.  We usually have 2 pre-teen/teen helpers each week, but your commitment will be for one Sunday every third month.  That's it!!  Please see Tanya Welch if you can help with this ministry.  Everything is prepared for you ahead of time.  It really isn't hard work!
LTC 2018:  If you signed up to bring a food or drink item to help out the LTC team with snacks and breakfast, please make sure it is here at the building no later than Wednesday, March 29th.  Please leave in the foyer or put in the far right refrigerator in the gym kitchen, with your item clearly marked "LTC".  If you would prefer to give money to help provide pizza for 25 people for Saturday lunch, please give donations to Kristi Lee.  Thank you in advance for your support!

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants

PANTRY NEEDS: Soup with meat and toilet paper

SIMPLE SUPPER
:  This weeks entrée is Hamburgers. $3 per person!
Don't forget to sign up each Sunday, on your attendance card in the pew, or call the church office no later than Tuesday at noon to let us know you'll be eating dinner on Wednesday night.

KEEP THE DATE:
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ Convention
Mar 30: Office Closed for Good Friday
Apr 1:   Easter Sunday
Apr 3:  Men's Breakfast
Apr 8:  Faithful Readers
Apr 17:  First Responders Breakfast
Apr 20-22:  Jr High CDR Retreat
Apr 27:  Senior Trip
Apr 29: 5th Sunday Fellowship
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Prayer Request 3/21

Claude Jones has been diagnosed with cellulitis in his foot.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekly Update - 3/18


Thank you John Cannon for your lesson this morning from Philippins 2:1-11..."The 7 things that Jesus had that we need."
  1. Clarity in purpose.
  2. Compassion in his veins.
  3. Deity in his DNA... God in the flesh.
  4. Humility in his heart.
  5. Spirituality in service.
  6. Eternity in his spirit.
  7. Dignity in death.
Our Sympathy... is extended to Bill and Nancy Partin on the passing of his brother, Doug Anable, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Vicki Humphrey - Pancreatic cancer. 
  • Judy Clark - Had another eye surgery this past Wednesday.  Is doing well.
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Cancer.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Paul Denney - Local businessman.  Doctors are not sure if it's a brain tumor or something else.  He had surgery this morning for a biopsy. Whatever it is hasn't been removed yet. We still do not have the pathology report on the biopsy.
  • Ricky Harmon (Wayne Kerby's employee) has been ill for a while and passed away this morning.
  • Gary Oats - Involved in a motorcycle accident on Friday.  Both legs and his back are broken.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

LTC 2018:  If you signed up to bring a food or drink item to help out the LTC team with snacks and breakfast, please make sure it is here at the building no later than Wednesday, March 29th.  Please leave in the foyer or put in the far right refrigerator in the gym kitchen, with your item clearly marked "LTC".  If you would prefer to give money to help provide pizza for 25 people for Saturday lunch, please give donations to Kristi Lee.  Thank you in advance for your support!

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal - Soup with meat

SIMPLE SUPPER
:  This weeks entrée is Ham and Mashed Potatoes . $3 per person!
Don't forget to sign up each Sunday, on your attendance card in the pew, or call the church office no later than Tuesday at noon to let us know you'll be eating dinner on Wednesday night.

KEEP THE DATE:
Mar 24:  Foster Parent Night Out
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ Convention
Mar 30: Office Closed for Good Friday
Apr 1:   Easter Sunday
Apr 29: 5th Sunday Fellowship
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Prayer Request 3/17

Please pray for local architect and musician Paul Denney.
He is in Medical City/Plano.
They have surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning 7:30 a.m.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I never want to try it!


It's the truth!


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dinah Border... She's a great-grandmother again!!!  Jett James Radtke was born this morning, weighing in at 6 pound and 14 ounces.  He was born at 9:30 a.m.! He is perfect & we couldn’t be happier to have him here with us finally! Thanks to all that have checked on us, your support means so much!!  Dinah's granddaughter Jazzmayne is Jett's mommy and LeAndra Maughon is his grandmother.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Weekly Update - 3/11


PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Vicki Humphrey - Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Started treatment on Friday.
  • Charlotte Grooms - Had her LAST radiation treatment on Thursday!!!
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from thyroid cancer.
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Was released from rehab on Saturday!
  • Sherrie Boyd asked that we pray for Noah Hildreth. Newborn who has been in Children's Medical this week.  His parents are Tim and Ashley Hildreth.  His grandmother is Sherrie's friend, Cindy Meredith."
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

WEDDING SHOWERS:  Shai Harris and fiancé Slade Morris will have their shower on March 18.  Their selections are at Target and Dillard's.  Shai is the daughter of Jared and Kristi Baggett. 

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal - Soup with meat - Laundry Detergent

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrée is Poppyseed Chicken. $3 per person!

KEEP THE DATE:
Mar 18:  Shai Harris Wedding Shower
Mar 24:  Foster Parent Night Out
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ Convention
Mar 30: Office Closed for Good Friday
Apr 1:   Easter Sunday
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop - 3/8

Lindsey Bishop posted this update:  "A great day. Recovering with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and therapy for the soul. A visit from some great friends from Paris. Memories & stories shared, tears, & laughter. To all of our Family/Friends from Paris,Tx thank you for all the calls, prayers, and your generosity. Love to all.
Hope to see you soon! Dad will be going home from rehab on SUNDAY!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Prayer Request - 3/5

Sherrie Boyd sent this message:  "Noah Hildreth was born on Thursday, went home Saturday and then had to be flown to Children's Medical this morning.  His parents are Tim and Ashley Hildreth.  His grandmother is my friend, Cindy Meredith."

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Update 3/4


Thank you John Cannon for bringing our message from Psalm 90...
Lessons from my 70 years:
1. Life is brief.
2. Life is full of surprises.
3. Life is best lived one day at a time.
4. Life is lived only once.  No do-overs.
5. Life's supreme purpose is to "fear God and keep his commandments.
6. Life should be lived with eternity in mind.
7. Life has become yours, as a gift from God. (Psalm 139:13-16)

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Vicki Humphrey - Diagnosed this week with advanced pancreatic cancer.
  • Lance Johnson - Had some complications from surgery this week.  He will have another surgery in 2 weeks. 
  • Charlotte Grooms - Cancer. Taking radiation treatments.
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from thyroid cancer surgery this week.  Is healing well.
  • Butch Mills - He is on hospice, at their home. Please call before visiting.
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health. He has 3 doctors appointments this week. 
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - Has been moved from the hospital to cardiac rehab as he is recovering from heart surgery. 
  • Anna Bolton (former member) - Her sister Thelma McDougal passed away this week.  Her services will be tomorrow in Corsicana. 
  • Michelle Anderson asked for prayers for the family of the band director of the Sulphur Springs High School band.  He passed away suddenly this morning. 
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

WEDDING SHOWERS:  There are two upcoming wedding couples, that we need to shower with blessings.  Both showers will begin at 1:30pm at the building.
~~Dan Beeler and fiancé Ryley Bennett, will have their shower on March 11.  Their selections are at Williams Sonoma and Bed Bath & Beyond.  Dan is the son of Allen and Nikki Beeler.
~~Shai Harris and fiancé Slade Morris will have their shower on March 18.  Their selections are at Target and Dillard's.  Shai is the daughter of Jared and Kristi Baggett. 

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape Jelly - Soup with meat - Laundry Detergent

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrée is Meatloaf. $3 per person!

KEEP THE DATE:
Mar 6: Men's Breakfast
Mar 11:  Turn clocks forward one hour
Mar 11:  Dan Beeler Wedding Shower
Mar 11:  Faithful Readers
Mar 18:  Shai Harris Wedding Shower
Mar 24:  Night out for Foster Parents
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ Convention
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Prayer Request - 3/1

Please keep Butch Mills in your prayers.  He is on hospice at this time, at their home. 
They welcome visitors, but Betsy asks that you call first.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Prayer Request Update - 2/28

Dinah Border posted this update on her granddaughter:  Thanks again for praying for my granddaughter Jazzmayne. She had a sonogram and they think little Jett James Radtke weights 6 lbs. 2 oz. They are scheduled to be at the hospital early Thursday morning March 15th for a Cesarean section delivery. Other than upchucking the high-risk pregnant has gone well. Praise God and thanks for prayers. 

Prayer Request - 2/28

Vicki Humphrey found out today that she has advanced pancreatic cancer. She has been battling pancreatitis for a long time and it has finally come to this. My heart is broken. Please share with your friends so we can get as many people praying as possible.

You are invited .... 2 TIMES!



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Speak UP


Update on Mike Bishop 2/27

Lindsey Bishop posted:  "Dad is doing well. They took the last tube out yesterday. He is less winded while walking around. They have discussed possible discharge today or Wednesday. But still have not said for certain if he will be going straight home or to a rehab."

Monday, February 26, 2018

Update on Alexis Cowan - 2/26

Rebecca Cowan says:  "Alexis is out of surgery and doctor said all went well. Thank you all so much for your prayers!"

Weekly Update 2/25

Thank you Larry James for coming to speak to us yesterday morning.  You really brought Isaiah 58 to life for us.  We've all been "pressed down" and need to be aware of those around us.

Also....thank you to Kim Hanley, Tanya Welch, Jill Faires and Jennifer Blount for your work on the Young at Heart event on Saturday night!  The food was good, the entertainment was hilarious and the fellowship was wonderful!!!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Dianna Welch  - recovering from fall
  • Charlotte Grooms - Cancer. Taking radiation treatments.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) - recovering from heart surgery and complications.
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Matt Denman - Health
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Daisy Redding - Health 
  • Ed Bullard - Health
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Mike Grigsby - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Thyroid Cancer
  • John McGee -  Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Glen Barnett asked that we pray for a friend, Steve Jackson.  He was hurt out at Kimberly Clark in a trucking accident.  They've now transferred him to Baylor/Dallas
  • Alden (Bowers) Price's little 2 year old son, Holt.  He has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his eye.  They have been in Philadelphia, for tests and treatment, seeing the world specialist in this cancer is there. (Alden was a former member.)
  • Brian Warlick (Linda Erin's nephew) - Has numerous brain lesions and a brain tumor.
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  The shooting in Florida brings to mind the security issues our schools face daily. 
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson

WEDDING SHOWERS:  There are two upcoming wedding couples, that we need to shower with blessings.  Both showers will begin at 1:30pm at the building.
~~Dan Beeler and fiancé Ryley Bennett, will have their shower on March 11.  Their selections are at Williams Sonoma and Bed Bath & Beyond.  Dan is the son of Allen and Nikki Beeler.
~~Shai Harris and fiancé Slade Morris will have their shower on March 18.  Their selections are at Target and Dillard's.  Shai is the daughter of Jared and Kristi Baggett. 

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape Jelly and Peanut Butter

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrée is Teriyaki Checken. $3 per person!
 KEEP THE DATE:
Mar 6: Men's Breakfast
Mar 11:  Dan Beeler Wedding Shower
Mar 11:  Faithful Readers
Mar 18:  Shai Harris Wedding Shower
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ Convention
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive
Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

TONIGHT!!!


Prayer Request 2/24

Matt Denman had gall bladder surgery yesterday. He is home now, a little sore but doing well.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop - 2/21

Lindsey posted this update:  Dad did not sleep well last night due to pain meds give him crazy dreams. 
Xrays showed some fluid in chest cavity so he is getting Lasix. Blood count was on the edge so he will be getting more blood here shortly and that will be bag number 10. 
Has some heel pain on one foot so not PT until that is checked. 
Later this after noon 2 or 3, of the 5 chest tubes, will be coming out . (the newest one will stay in) just taking out the ones that are not draining any more.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/19

Lindsey posted today: Last night was a tough one.
After they put the new chest tube in he was having trouble managing his pain.
They gave him meds and adovan. But the adovan overstimulated him rather than relaxed him. After we got through that about 2 he started to calm down but had fast breathing.
They but the bypap mask back to help and he did finally get a better breathing pattern and then he was able to rest from 430 to 730.
They came in and did xrays and labs
But we haven't talked to the  yet.  ( follow up
Chest xray looks good new tube is working well,  and they are taking out his central line now)
He has had many more procedures than originally planned so the growing cost is weighing on all of our minds even on dads' in his altered state.
The goal for the day. Is to sit up on side of bed and maybe walking. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Update - 2/18


Thank you to Grady King for bringing our lesson this morning "The Preacher is a Leader... Let Him Lead"!
Also thank you to Wayne Snelling for the beautiful song service.

REPONSES: 
  • Dee Lyons asked that we keep her in our prayers as she is battling the forces of evil that are invading her thoughts. 
  • Cynthia Norris asked for prayers for her close friend, who is in hospice and the last days of her life; for her sister who has been diagnosed with breast cancer; and for her own health. 
OUR SYMPATHY:
  • Bobby and Cindy Gage in the passing of their daughter Tracy this past week, after a brief illness.
  • Wanda McFadden's sister passed away recently in Lindale.
  • Cledith Ray's brother, Don Young (of Bells), passed away unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Bells.
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Dianna Welch fell on Friday afternoon and had a really bad cut on her forehead. She ended up with 10 stitches on the outside and lots more on the inside of the cut.  Plus a "beautiful" black eye.  {This is the third time she's fallen since Christmas.} 
  • Charlotte Grooms had breast cancer surgery this past Wednesday.  She will have a few radiation treatments.
  • Roxanne Raper has been very sick for the last 2 weeks.  She's had the flu, pneumonia and now has bronchitis.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) had quadruple bypass surgery this past Thursday in Mansfield.  They had to take him back in to surgery on Thursday night to place a balloon pump in to lessen the strain on his heart. He's had to have more fluid drained from his lungs also. 
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Nick Blount - Flu
  • Cledith Ray - Flu
  • Jean Anthony has been away from us for the last 5 Sundays.  Prayers for her health
  • Shane Welch - Recovering really well from burns he received in a fire.
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Daisy Redding - Health 
  • Ed Bullard - Pneumonia 
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Mike Grigsby - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Thyroid Cancer
  • John McGee -  Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Jeff Bowers, former member, asked that we pray for Alden (Bowers) Price's little 2 year old son, Holt.  He has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his eye.  They flew on Saturday to Philadelphia for tests and treatment. The world specialist in this cancer is there.
  • Brian Warlick (Linda Erin's nephew) - Has numerous brain lesions and a brain tumor.
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  He had to have an emergency surgery on his bowels today.  
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  The shooting in Florida brings to mind the security issues our schools face daily. 
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson,

YOUNG AT HEART:  The YAH event will be THIS SATURDAY night at 5:30pm.  We want to treat you to a lovely dinner and an exciting game show!  Please make plans now and sign up at the Welcome Center!

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape Jelly and Peanut Butter

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrée is Gumbo. $3 per person!

KEEP THE DATE:
Feb 21: Blood Drive
Feb 24: Young @ Heart Dinner
Mar 6: Men's Breakfast
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive
Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/17

Update On Mike at 12 noon today:
He had a rough night with little rest. His last x-ray showed a lot of fluid in one lung this morning.
They just did a procedure to drain that fluid and he said he felt better.  He is very tired  so we hope now the fluid is out that he can get some rest.
When he starts to have signs of the fluid build up again then they take more xrays and then based on those will determine if they need to replace one of the chest tubes to get better drainage.

Dad update: 7:35 pm 
Since they have drained off the fluid from his lung he is doing much better .
His heart rate is down and o2 has stayed in the 90s so it too has improved.
He is getting regular breathing treatments.
He is still really tired from the no sleep last night and the breathing treatments tucker him out.
They have taken him off some of the meds
So we are going in the right direction
They should do another xray in the morning​ to check for fluid.
Just praying  for a good nights rest for everyone.
The nursing staff has been really great here and the drs check in frequently ..
Next update will be tomorrow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/16

Lindsay Bishop posted this at 3:15pm:  He is resting. The small device they put in has helped and his numbers have improved some, but blood pressure is still a concern.  They are still waiting to see how the additional blood helps maintain his blood pressure 
They just drew labs again, maybe that can tell us something.
He might also have to be seen by a Pulmonary doctor for his lungs.

Prayer Request - 2/16

Jeff Bowers, former member, asked that we pray for Alden (Bowers) Price's little 2 year old son, Holt.  He has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his eye.  They are flying on Saturday to Philadelphia for tests and treatment. The world specialist in this cancer is there.
Please pray for traveling grace and for the doctor treating him.

Prayer Request - 2/16

Lindsay McCarter just posted this request:  Could y'all please say a prayer for my momma? She fell and gashed her forehead open really bad! In perfect Dianna Welch form she has been cutting up with all the paramedics and hospital staff. We think she's ok, but this is the 3rd time she's fallen since Christmas!!

Our Sympathy...

Cledith Ray's brother, Doug Young of Bells, passed away unexpectedly. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mullican-Little Chapel in Bells, Texas. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bells. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, February 19 at the funeral Home. Please keep Joe, Cledith and the family in your prayers. 

Update on Mike Bishop 2/16

Mike's surgery started later than anticipated yesterday.  He got out of surgery around 7:30pm last night.
His daughter Lindsey posted this update this morning:  A
round 2am this morning. they took him off the vent.  
But by 4am he was having trouble breathing and did some test and found fluid around his lungs. They had to push a lot of meds. That is making his heart work harder than it needs to.
They took him back at 9:00am to cath lab and placed a small balloon pump in to help his heart not work so hard. They said his heart still looks strong but they just don't want to over work it.
They brought him back from cath lab 10:55am and placed the device just fine.
They will be repeating x-rays to check lungs and an ECHO to check heart over the next few hours, to see if things improve and then go from there.
But for now we wait until all results come back before making any other decisions.
Thank you for all the prayers, love and support.
Keep them coming. 

Update on Charlotte Grooms - 2/16

Charlotte posted this updated today:  Other than soreness under my arm from taking out lymp nodes I'm feeling alright. Thanks to all of my family and friends for checking on me...Love all of the messages.
I have an appointment Monday at the cancer center here to go over what is next..Hopefully I will only have to go 5 days with 2 radiation treatments a day and be done..

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Update on Charlotte Grooms 2/15

Charlotte's daughter Kendra posted this update on her:  Mom had a lumpectomy (yesterday at Baylor/Plano) for DCIS Breast Cancer. It was found on her routine mammogram. She didn’t tolerate the anesthesia too well and it was a long day but was she was smiling at home last night. Hopefully a few radiation treatments and she'll be done! Talked to her this morning & she had a good night! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prayer Request 2/14

Former member Mike Bishop will be having quadruple bypass surgery in the morning at Methodist Hospital in Mansfield.
Please keep Mike, Charla and the girls in your prayers. 

Prayer Requests - 2/14

Please keep Roxanne Raper in your prayers.  She's been very sick for the last 2 weeks.  She's had the flu, pneumonia and now has bronchitis!  (You might need to say a little prayer for Jerry too!)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Prayer Request - 2/13

Charlotte Grooms will spend her Valentine's Day having breast cancer surgery.  After surgery she'll then have 5 days of radiation, twice each day.
Please keep her in your prayers.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Tracy Diane Gage, age 42, of Paris, Texas passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Paris Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Robert and Cindy Gage. She had worked as a CNA caring for Seniors some, but was mostly a housewife and mother.
She is survived by her boyfriend, Pascual Antonio; her sons, Joby and Jorrey Jordon, Jadon Gage-Obidapo, Jacoby and Jeffrey Thornton, Josiah and Tyler Antonio; parents, Bobby and Cindy Gage; a sister, Christy Brown; maternal grandmother, Nadine Stockton; paternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn Gage; niece, Caitlin Brown; nephews, Brendon and Caleb Lucero.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Services for Foy Allison

Foy Preston Allison of Paris, Texas went to meet his Lord and Savior on Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Haggard and Bro. Paul Garrett officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time prior to the funeral and also following the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
If desired, memorials may be made to Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Avenue, Paris, Texas 75460.

She's here!!!

Nick and Whitney Blount are proud to announce the arrival of Evelynn Ray Blount. 
She made her arrival today at 8:32 am, weighing in at 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long.
Very excited brother Aiden and sister Peyten are ready for lots of loving!
Grandparents are Kevin and Brenda Shackleford. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Foy Allison passed away yesterday.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will be in charge of services.
No other details are known at this time. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Can you help?

Do you have a working dryer you don't need? Wayne Kerby has someone in need of one. Please call him, if you can help, at 903-249-3789. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Update on Sarah Smith 2/1

Praise the Lord!!! Sarah is home and doing well!! 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Prayer Request 1/31

Prayers of thanksgiving for Shane Welch, who was injured in a fire yesterday.  He is fine! Praise God!!! His pants caught on fire while trying to put out a grass fire.  Part of his left leg/ankle was burned slightly but his left hand was much worse.  Thank you for the prayers and please continue to pray for quick healing.  Keeping this man down is quite a challenge.  He is trying to figure out what all he can accomplish with one hand and one good boot! Haha!!  

Introducing...

Clinton and Jenna Farrell are proud to announce the arrival of Jake Allen Farrell.  He was born this morning, January 31, 2018, at 5:19 am. He weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 20.25 inches long. 
Proud grandparents are Allen and Nikki Beeler. 
Everybody is doing great! God is so so good!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Weekly Update - 1/28

Thank you to those who were involved with the making of the wonderful video,  regarding the search for our new minister.
Thank you also to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley, Ted Henderson, April Carl, Minister Gary Savage, Jenny Wilson, Paris Junior College President Pam Anglin, and Minister Search Committee member Greg Mayes, for your input on the video regarding the needs of community. 

WELCOME:  Sharon Norman has requested to be identified with our church family.  Please welcome her.

OUR SYMPATHY .... Kathy Ballard's dad passed away on Friday.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Sarah Smith - Was taken back to Baylor/Dallas by ambulance on Friday with pneumonia again.
  • Charlotte Grooms - She's been diagnosed with breast cancer. 
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Both have the flu
  • Daisy Redding - Health 
  • Ed Bullard - Pneumonia 
  • Marg Norlin - Is at home now after being in the hospital for 10 days.
  • Mike Grigsby - Recovering from a stroke.
  • Alexis Cowan - her thyroid cancer has come back. Please for the insurance company and quick results from them. 
  • John McGee - Recovering from back surgery this past Wednesday.
  • Jean Anthony - Health 
  • Aileen Castlebury - Is at home, recovering from knee surgery.
  • Harley Staley - Health
  • Cynthia Norris - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • William Offutt - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Marchita Thielman (Jimmy Thielman's Mom) - had gallbladder surgery yesterday. 
  • June Kerr (Chris Easton's aunt) - Pneumonia
  • Brian Warlick (Linda Erin's nephew) - Has numerous brain lesions and a brain tumor.
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Zach Lester (North Lamar student) - Was in a car accident 2 weeks ago and was critically injured.  He is in a hospital in Dallas, recovering from surgery.
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born too early.  He had surgery this past week to close a hole in his heart.
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
SHUT-INS:  Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Christine Henson

LADIES:  College Church of Christ Annual Ladies Day will be Saturday, Feb. 3rd, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Whitney Watson will be the speaker.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served.

LTC Participants:   Please see Kristi Lee if you have not already signed up and paid your fees.

YOUNG AT HEART:  The month of February is upon us and we want to treat the YAH to a lovely dinner and an exciting game show!!  Details will be determined and a sign up sheet will be out by Wednesday.

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape Jelly/Peanut Butter and Crackers

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrée is Frito Chili Pie. $3 per person!

KEEP THE DATE:
Feb 6:   Men's Breakfast
Feb 11:  Prayer Service
Feb 11:  Faithful Readers @3:30 in Room 17
Feb 21: Blood Drive
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!