Third Review Club meets
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:27 pm
The Messenger 02.10.12
The Third Review Club met recently at the St. James Episcopal Church fellowship room.
Bernice Shore gave the Thought for the Day, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight,” from Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV).
Roll call was answered by members naming their favorite comedian. Minutes of December’s meeting were read by Nita Simpson and the treasurer’s report was read by Nancy Richards.
During the business meeting, it was decided to make a library donation in honor of the late Leila Lowery, who was an honorary member of the club.
Lindy Dunavant an-nounced the next meeting will be at the home of Joyce Stephens and Beverly Terrell will present the program.
The meeting was then adjourned and Hazel Williams presented a review of the book “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo. This is the story of young Colton Burpo as recounted by his father. Before his fourth birthday, little Colton was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix. Even after the surgery and additional surgeries, his life was in extreme danger. Colton’s father, who was a minister, had his faith severely tested during this period.
As the little boy slowly recovered, he began to recount events he experienced during the time in which he was so dangerously ill. These events included time in heaven with Jesus, which included a vivid description, meeting family members whom he had never known and sharing knowledge of intimate details of private conversations of his parents, who had been nowhere near his room during his illness. The book offers a glimpse of the world that awaits in eternity, where Colton says, “No one is old and no one wears glasses.”
Hostess Nita Simpson had prepared an assortment of scones, tea cakes, white sandies and strawberry-covered pretzels with coffee for refreshment and social time. The tea table was covered with an ivory cloth with an arrangement of oriental flowers.