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God Bless our firefighters

Published 2:10pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I would like for all of our Hartselle Enquirer readers to please be in prayer for the families of the nineteen firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. I am including in my news “The Firefighter’s Prayer” in memory of all of the firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty!


“The Firefighter’s Prayer”

When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage; Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,

Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, To guard my every neighbor and protect his property, And if according to my fate, I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Breanna Gray, Glenda Yarbrough and De McGuire on July 15. Happy birthday wishes also go out this week to Bill Hargett on July 17, Alan Lacy on July 19, Janis Spinks on July 20 and Elizabeth Clark on July 21.

I want to wish my friend, Kay Farrer a bright and cheerful week full of God’s blessings.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to John and Mary Locklear for their 45th wedding anniversary Sat., July 20, and Steve and Cindy Poole for their 23rd wedding anniversary Sun., July 21.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers this week to the following: Delbert Vest, Barry Camper, Junior Taylor, John Haynes, Regina Stisher, Sidney Woznicki, Beth Lee, Sherry Anderson, Clayton Clemons, Melba Stewart, Loretta Headly, Jan Turner, Chris Brill, William Hancock, Sadie Long, James Brown, Allison Martin, Michelle Burcham, Paula McCravy, Shirley Bibb, Ray Simmons, Edward Kelso, Dennis Olive, Tut McCaghren, Judy and Jim Barlow, Faye and Mr. Bobby.

Special congratulations go out this week to Tim and Chasity Strickland on the birth of their son, Hunter Wayne Strickland. Hunter was born June 12 and he weighed 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces. Hunter’s proud grandparents are Gary and Penny Vest. His great-grandparents are Virgil and Jane Vest and his great-great-grandfather is Delbert Vest.

I ask everyone to please pray for country music singer Randy Travis who is in critical condition after having a stroke and surgery in a Texas hospital. God bless you, Randy, and family.

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