A Verse for Today!

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4: 6-7

What an uncertain, unusual, unexpected
2020 month of our lives!

How our lives have drastically changed in a month! I had my last scheduled Ladies' Day on March 14th, and while we did social distance to some degree, it was a wonderful, spiritually uplifting morning with great attendance!

Since then, we have all had to manage most of our worship and gatherings technologically. Needless to say, I have been very grateful that many of our congregations have been advanced enough to do that and I hope each of you have found your "go to" worship services and Bible studies. I hope you have used some of the resources that were sent in earlier Newsletters. Thankfully, we have many of them!

That being said, I miss my brothers and sisters in Christ! I miss the fellowship. I miss their eyes. I miss their voices. I miss hugs. Seeing names flash up on the screen during online Bible Study is encouraging, but it is far from being together in physical fellowship.

I do hope that you have been blessed during this time in other ways: more time with family, time for a garden and flowers, more time to be in God's Word, more time to read, cook, work on home projects and even reprioritize life at bit. Maybe you have realized that Homeschooling could be an option for you. Maybe you have realized that you could work from home. Maybe you have realized that you need to make more time for The Lord. Maybe you have realized that life is short and eternity is long. Maybe you have realized that you need to be prepared EVERY DAY to meet Jesus Christ face to face in judgment!

Lets' all pray daily for those affected by the virus. Our hearts hurt with them. Please pray daily for our President, our Nation and our leaders. Pray that they will be strong and courageous. And please pray that this physical, deadly scourge on our people may turn hearts and minds back to the things that really matter . . . back to our Creator and His will for our lives!

For His Glory,


My prayer for each of you . . .

* P.S. In my bedroom kneeling, with face bowed down this morning, I prayed that our Father might heal our land physically. It dawned on me that He might be reminding us that we need to be healed spiritually. Either way, I'm with Him!
Looking Forward to the Daughters of The King Workshop July 19th-23rd!
Meet Jan Kirk Wright , one of our teachers for the Daughters of the King Workshop!        

Jan Kirk Wright has a very special place in my heart. She is a dear sister in Christ and worked as my Legislative Assistant in Nashville for 6 1/2 years. When people ask me what I miss most about my job as a State Representative, I immediately respond, "My Assistant, Jan Wright!".

Jan’s passion is helping people. After the sudden death of both of her parents, she helped start the ministry “People Helping People Together” in Columbia Tennessee. This ministry provided home renovations for the elderly, needy and handicapped and the group repaired eighty plus homes. 

In 2011 she received the “Unsung Hero” Award for the Dr. Martin Luther King Collaborative Celebration in Columbia. In 2012 Jan was presented the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service for the State of Tennessee. In 2011 Jan wrote a book for those who are grieving, Words of Comfort and Hope .

Jan is currently employed by the State of Tennessee as State Representative Scott Cepicky’s Legislative Executive Assistant. She worked as Executive Assistant to President Kirk Brothers at Heritage Christian University in 2018-2019. She is a member of the Midway Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg, TN.

“My heart’s desire is to give people comfort and hope during difficult times. There is light at the end of the tunnel." Jan

Below is the link for Registration for the Workshop . We are planning for 20 young ladies ages 14-19 and we can take 5 more girls! You may also email the information to us at sbutt@charter.net and put "Daughters of The King Workshop" on the subject line.

Great Thoughts
from our Sister Helen Mulaparthi 
 Vance, Alabama

😎 Soak in the Son-shine 🌞⛱ (John 4:34)

😎 Bask in the sands of the sea 🏖 of God's Word 📖 (Psalm 1:2)

😎 Add some precious shells and pearls of scriptures to your collection 🐚 (Psalm 119:11)

😎 Say a prayer of thanksgiving 🙏 as the cool breeze of the ocean refreshes your soul💨 (I Thessalonians 5:17-18)

😎 Gaze up at the blue skies 🏞He made by the word of His mouth (Psalm 33:9)

😎 And the clouds ☁️ that He commands which way to go (Job 37:11-12)

😎 Drink the pure living water from the oceans of His Word 🌊💧 (John 4:10, 7:38)

😎 Eat ample of that delicious fresh seafood 🦞🦐🐟 that will never make you hungry (John 6:35)

😎 And be seasoned with the salt 🍚(Colossians 4:6) and be the salt with flavor (Mark 9:50) 🧂

😎 Beautify your feet 👣 with the pedicure of the Gospel of peace (Romans 10:15, Ephesians 6:15)

😎 O Do not forget to apply Son-screen 🧴 to prevent getting burned 🔥 by false doctrines (II John 1:9-11)

😎 When you go back home share the "glad tidings of good things" 🗣️😊 (Roman 10:15) with those who couldn't go to the beach with you (Matthew 28:18-20) 

Colossians 3:19  "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly  in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."


* Polishing the Pulpit is still on for August 14th through 19th in Pigeon Forge, TN, this year.

You may find out more information and register here: https://polishingthepulpit.com/

* Keep the Devotionals Coming!

May 1-2, Spring Valley , Graymere Lodge, Columbia, TN
June 5-10, SPARK , Pacifica, CA
July 7-13, FAITHBUILDERS , Tacoma, WA
August 22 East Robertson, Marshall County, TN

Sheila Butt
FB: Sheila K. Butt

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I f you can help support "Sisters, Servants and Soldiers" in any way, we can use your help!

Please let us know how you are willing to share your talent, pray often for this ministry and/or send your tax-deductible contributions to:

Anderson Bend Church of Christ
Attn: Sisters, Servants, Soldiers Mission Fund
P.O. Box 1283
Columbia, TN . 38402-1283

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P.O. Box 1283
Columbia, TN 38402-1283