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DR. CHARLES KIRBY
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Blog # 63 June 16, 2018
THE HERITAGE OF A GREAT FATHER
Reviewing the blessings of a wonderful father makes me realize how rich I have been all my life. The benefits have been more than I can count. I am so grateful to my Lord for giving to me such a priceless gift.
Lee Olin Kirby was raised on a farm in the Bear Creek community near Pinson, Tn. He was blessed with Godly parents who taught him Godly principles that were passed down to Diane, my sister, and me. My dad had a heart for God that influenced everything he did. This made a great impact on my life. He had a kind and tender spirit that guided his life. I never once saw him mad or lose his temper when I may have thought he had a reason. This really became a great example for me.
My dad loved to sing. He was an excellent bass singer, and sang in the Compton Quartet’s weekly Sunday morning broadcast on WTJS radio out of Jackson. As a young man he was in great demand singing and playing his guitar in concerts around the area. His friend, Eddy Arnold, begged him to teach him how to play the guitar, and the rest is history. Without a doubt in my mind, Dad could have been a Grand Ole Opry star like Eddy, because he had the talent and personality. He could make the guitar talk with his picking, and had no time for those that drummed the instrument. I have often thought what my life would be like if dad had chosen the Grand Ole Opry route.
At this special time of the year to honor fathers, I challenge every dad to be a man and father after the heart of our heavenly Father.
It is an honor to be a father!
EXTRA BLOG FOR JUNE 11, 2018
MY INTERIM PASTOR ASSIGNMENT
On Sunday November 4th, I will begin serving as the preaching pastor of the brand new Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland. While this will be a totally different assignment for me, God’s providence is leading me to this opportunity. I am planning and preparing for an inspiring and encouraging ministry of building people up in the faith of our Lord. My theme will be, “Living In The Sonlight Of God’s Love.” I will also be available to assist where needed during this time of serving.
Restoration Fellowship Church is off to an amazing beginning! It came into existence on May 6th due to unexpected circumstances. The church is worshipping in the beautiful 500-seat auditorium of Kathleen High School at 2600 Crutchfield Road. Andrew Gash teaches in the school and arranged for the use of the auditorium for the first several weeks with the school administration. Application has now been filed with the county and the church has secured the facility as it’s permanent place of worship.
I preached there on May 20th and received a heart-warming welcome and wonderful response. I am looking forward to preaching there again on Sunday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m. Bess will be singing one of her favorite songs in the service.
From time to time, we are faced with the surprises, disappointments and challenges of life. People that are not focused on Jesus are the first to fall and leave life’s greatest race. One of my ministries recently has been encouraging people to keep running and not to dropout. Bess and I have shed many tears through sleepless nights with broken hearts over situations we never thought we would have to face. I have told people to follow the truth because our Lord has said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” The key is to stay focused on Jesus who said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Let’s keep looking unto Jesus!
Blog # 63 June 16, 2018
My Retired “Working” Man
Living in a Florida condo can spoil a person. There’s not much outside work to be done. It’s all done for you; no mowing, no cleaning out the gutters, no outside painting, no cutting/trimming trees, just to name a few.
Living in the country...in the mountains...in a small community does not provide those services. And the above jobs are just a small sampling of the many jobs on the mountain man’s list. So I “hired” me a working man!!! And he’s a good one.
A man’s work or a woman’s work is never done in the country. There’s mowing in the summer, trimming & cutting trees, painting decks, doors, picnic tables, etc., cleaning out gutters, watering and fertilizing plants, repair items, replace broken & worn out items such as fireplace screens, new flooring, new bedding, new appliances, some new furniture, and lamps.
I could go on and on. You live life, too; and, you know the unexpected challenges that may occur any day. Keeping a place up requires a lot of work and of course, some green stuff.
So why is all this work reason to say “Happy Father’s Day” to a wonderful, hard-working, retired man? Well, because I don’t have to do it all and he does a great job and he seems to love it. I have much for which to be thankful. Keeping 2 rentals “up to snuff” is a forever job.
To honor my retired “working” man, I share these pictures with you so you might see him doing some of these jobs.
Thank you, my love, for all your labor of love.
Relaxing in the mountains, because Charles works!!!
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