Eli’s Rules and More

MORE THAN ONE DAD COULD TAKE
Four expectant fathers were in Minneapolis hospital waiting room, while their wives were in labor. The nurse arrived and announced to the first man, “Congratulations sir, You’re the father of twins.”
“What a coincidence” the man said with some obvious pride. “I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team.”
The nurse returned in a little while and turned to the second man, “You sir, are the father of triplets.”
“Wow, That’s really an incredible coincidence ” he answered. “I work for the 3M Corporation.” My buddies at work will never let me live this one down.
An hour later, while the other two men were passing cigars around, the nurse came back, this time she turn to the 3rd man – who had been quiet in the corner. She announced that his wife had just given birth to quadruplets.
Stunned, he barely could reply. “Don’t tell me another coincidence?” asked the nurse. After finally regaining his composure, he said “I don’t believe it, I work for the Four Seasons Hotel.”
After hearing this, everybody’s attention turned to the 4th guy, who had just fainted, flat out on the floor. The nurse rushed to his side and after some time, he slowly gained back his consciousness.
When he was finally able to speak, you could hear him whispering repeatedly the same phrase over and over again.
“I should have never taken that job at 7-Up “I should have never taken that job at 7-Up “I should have never taken that job at 7-Up…

ELI’S THIRTY TODDLER RULES
1. If it is on, I must turn it off. If it is off, I must turn it on.
2. If it is folded, I must unfold it.
3. If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
4. If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
5. If it is high, it must be reached.
6. If it is shelved, it must be removed.
7. If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
8. If it has leaves, they must be picked.
9. If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
10. If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
11. If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
12. If it is closed, it must be opened.
13. If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
14. If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
15. If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
16. If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
17. If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
18. If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
19. If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
20.  If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
21. If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried.
22. If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
23. If it is paper, it must be torn.
24. If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
25. If the volume is low, it must go high.
26. If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
27. If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
28. If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
29. If it is not food, it must be tasted.
30. If it is Mommy, it must be hugged.

Thankful

I am very thankful for the 38 years I have been married to the preacher. I have 2 wonderful boys, that are serving God, 2 beautiful daughter-in-laws, that I love, & 3 loving grand children, that have brought so  much love to both of us.  God has so richley blessed me. God saved me in 1975, I was lost & heading to a devils hell. God had a plan for me in His service. I truly do enjoy being a Pastor’s wife. I want to say Thank You to our church family, You have always made me feel so loved. I am looking forward to see what God is going to continue to do in our life.

THANK YOU Preacher for being the love of MY Life

Happy Birthday T.K.

Unconditional love, that is the love a grandchild brings into a family. It was five years ago, October 3rd, that Tennyson Kyle Smith (aka T.K.) came into our life and changed who we were. Before that day, I was very happy being the son of Joe and Addie Smith, the husband of Arlene McGhee Smith and the Dad and Dad in law to Alan and Marinda,  Rick and Hil. But that day we became a Nana and Papa, and our life took on a new meaning. Today that blessing has tripled, with the addition of Moreland and Elijah.

From the moment that Ricky placed her in my arms, she had my heart. Tears filled my eyes and rolled down my face, I understood God’s unconditional love for us.

T.K. has been a blessing to me and Arlene, she brings joy into the house when she comes to visit.  I thank the Lord daily for Tennyson and the past five years of love she has given us.  Ricky and Hil have instilled a love for God in her heart by the example they set. I am sure God will do great things in Tennyson’s life and many people will see their need for Christ because of her. You may think that just grandpa talk, I tell you God wants to do great and mighty things in all of our lives.

God’ loved us, just as we were, there is nothing I could do to make Him love me, He loved me because of who He is. God commended His love toward us while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

2 Tim. 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Happy birthday Mavis

Today is my wife’s birthday, she was born in 1954 at the Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. She is the only one of five kids, born to George and Odell McGhee, that is a true Georgian. All of her family came from Alabama, but that’s okay. She was and still is a cutie pie. You can see by the picture just how cute she was back in 1970. We started dating in High School and got married just five months after I graduated.

Arlene was saved and committed her life to Christ early in our marriage and she has committed herself to being Mom and wife and now Nana.  Arlene always thinks of others first.  I never could have been the Dad or pastor all these years without her help and support.  I think she is the greatest preacher’s wife I have ever know.  I tell everyone the reason they put up with me is because they love Arlene.

She has plenty of nick names, here are a few and the reasons behind each.

Sweetie, because she is sweet.  Cooter, her family called her this as a kid.  Mavis, her mother’s middle name.

Lucy, that’s her first name. Nana, because she is a grandmother.  Boss, because she is. Na Na, Tennyson’s new name for her. Baby, because she is my baby. So, now you know more than you wanted to about my wife on her birthday.  Happy Birthday!

One year old

My grandson, Eli, will be one on the 13th. It almost seems impossible how much he has grown in just 12 months. Kids now a days learn how to do sign language long before they can talk. Yes, I said sign language. Eli has hand signs to tell you if he wants a drink, more food or had enough. Many others. So, here he is just one and can communicate, walk and climb. Thanks to having a good Mom and Dad he also says please, thanks and says a prayer before eating or going night night. He is eager to learn and Mom and Dad are willing teachers.

In our Christian lifes many start off, like Eli, eager and willing to learn about their Lord.  Sometimes it seems like they stop when they have conqured the basics, they can walk and talk. But it seems like they are walking baby steps and talking baby talk. God want us as His children to grow. We can only grow if we daily apply our self to His will by reading His word and talking to Him in prayer.

Joshua 1:8 this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thou way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Welcome

Welcome to the information age. This is a great day at Victory Baptist Church, now we can easily keep in touch with one another and informed about events at Victory. You will notice we have links to Palmetto City Hall and many of your favorite sites, others can be added. You will also notice a prayer request section where you can add your request to our web page, now everyone can join in your burden or share your praise.