West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for November 7, 2021


The Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened with great fanfare over Puget Sound near Seattle on July 1, 1940. Its designer, Leon Moisseiff, called it the "most beautiful bridge in the world." But not when the wind blew. The bridge swayed so badly local motorists called it "Galloping Gertie". The entire structure collapsed four months after it opened, and the collapse was caught on film.

Watching the bridge lurch and weave in the wind before disintegrating is enough to produce nightmares, though thankfully everyone got off the bridge in time.

In 1 Chronicles 28, King David gave his son, Solomon, the plans for building the temple in Jerusalem. God had revealed these plans to David, and Solomon carried them out in exact detail. The same God who drew up the plans for the temple also has detailed blueprints for your life. When we seek and follow His plans, we're able to withstand the winds of adversity and be a bridge for the Gospel of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:16 (J.B. Phillips, paraprase This is the reason why we never collapse. The outward man does indeed suffer wear and tear, but every day the inward man receives fresh strength


Pray for Len Hayles, Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Henry Messer's nephew's wife, Jackie Freeman, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, our pastor and pastor's wife, and our West Oaks Academy teachers and students.

  • --The Contenders met this past Thursday evening for prayer with Shirley in charge. This is the first time they have been able to meet since before the pandemic started and all are invited to attend each and every meeting. We will announce meetings dates in the bulletin.
  • --Ruby Messer is progressing from her last procedure which was miraculous.
  • --Did you know that the garden of Eden was in Iraq?
  • --Noah built the ark in Iraq?
  • --The wise men were from Iraq?
  • --Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq?
  • --Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq?
  • --Babylon( and the tower of Babel) is in Iraq?

  • **Language, like linen, looks best when it is clean.
  • **Carrying your Bible will never take the place of reading it.
  • **Are you interested in the hereafter? If so, just remember the here determines the after.
  • **Fear is the dark room where negatives are developed.
  • **The Bible is the expression of inspired thoughts in written words.
  • **No use putting your best foot forward if you drag the other one.
  • **Youth is when you are allowed to stay up on New Year's Eve - middle age is when you are forced to.
  • **Conscience is that thing that hurts when everything else feels good.
  • **Always stand for the right; then you win if you lose.
  • **Be friendly with the folks you know. If it weren't for them, you'd be a total stranger.
  • **Sound sleep is the sleep you're in when it's time to get up.
  • **You can multiply happiness by dividing it.