• Dr. Hal Kitchings


Guy Odom, my longtime Pastor friend, is conducting his grandmother’s funeral at the time of this writing. She lived to be 107! Can you imagine? What a life… what an honor… what a blessing! I knew Mrs. Louis Odom and she was such a joy. She loved to laugh, and she loved to talk about Jesus. Maybe that’s what caused her to live so long? I don’t know, but I do think those two factors are vital for all of us, regardless of how long we live.

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15

Love God today. Spend time talking with Him and listening to what He has to say. It’s never a waste. Laugh and make someone else laugh. If you make an idiot out of yourself, so be it. It probably made someone smile.

God, thank you for the long Godly life of Mrs. Louis Odom. And may we follow her example.

Until Next Time...

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4901 5th Avenue North

Saint Petersburg, FL. 33710

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