Sunday, March 15, 2009
Nancy sent two of her favorite Bible verses. The first is from Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths." The second verse is from Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God and are called according to his purpose." It is so wonderful to have the verses from our friends and family.
When we were very little living in Atlanta, we went to the Presbyterian Church on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Dad and Mom left the Presbyterian church after his Mother died, and joined the Druid Hills Baptist Church, also, on Ponce de Leon. Mom was brought up Baptist and this was a wonderful move for all of us. Both Mom and Dad said they never felt the fellowship in the Presbyterian Church that they did in the Baptist Church. I remember Dad being 'baptized' after we joined. The preacher gave him a good dunking. It was many years later that I found out how the preachers kept dry: wading boots!
Dad always said that all of his friends from high school were attending First Baptist. They gave him a huge welcome, and made us feel right at home. Dr. Louie Newton baptized us. Dr. Newton was a wonderful preacher, and was at the church for 40 years. After all these years, I still remember Dr. Newton, and how beautiful the Church was.
Dr. Newton was prominent in the Southern Baptist Convention for a long time. There is an article on him at www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.