Welcome to the Faulkner County Singing Convention. The first session began last night at LifeSong Baptist Church in Greenbrier. We have been looking forward to this, and last night we were not disappointed. The singing is always the best on the first night. We had lots of special music. There were three pianos being played together most of the time, and my were they played! By some of the best, we have in this part of the country, Helen Tapley, Becky Baad and Janice Mack, made us proud.

Of course Jonathan Sawrie and Robert Clark and many more great ones, were there to show their playing talent. We are so blessed that these talented people are working for the Lord.

We are expecting some "out of state" singers; and always have singers from surrounding counties. This morning, we start again at 10. So hurry and be on time. We will have lunch for everyone at noon.

We start singing again at 1 p.m. and will adjourn at 3 or so. Freddie Mark Wilcox is pastor of the church and gives us a warm welcome. We appreciate you and your church very much. May God richly bless you. We will miss Virginia Springer this year.

We have had to say goodbye to many of our singers since our last convention a year ago. They will be remembered in memorial today. Praise God for the memories.

We express sympathy to the family of Melissa Davey, who passed away last week. She left many loved ones and friends, and will be missed.

This cooler weather in July is very unusual. But we will take it.

Neighbors, I’m still asking for your input.

Loving words flow from a loving heart.