It’s spring, and everyone’s got gardening on their mind
By Lois Harper
Good day to you April 7, the beginning of another week and thankful for the abundance of rain that fell over the weekend.
Aren’t the dogwoods beautiful in their white decorations, the blossoms in remembrance of Christ on the cross. Look at one.
Gardening is on everybody’s mind to some extent wanting to set those varieties of tomato plants out front up at Paul’s Hardware store. The petunias seem to be more beautiful every year. Those I can use in my cement flower boxes.
Some people are wondering about planting very much gardens due to the drought and maybe water restrictions in town, not knowing whether the rain willfall much again this summer. This is where faith comes in like the old feller plowing his garden patch with an aged mule. The mule would pull the plow a few feet then stop, rest, and start again. Someone asked him why he didn’t make the animal go faster. The old feller said he knows I’m old and he’s old knowing what we can do. We’ll get it done by and by, in faith.
The hymn only let God guide you if we only let God guide us whatever comes he’ll stand beside us, be still and wait His leisure is cheerful hope, heart content to take whatever our Father sends. Sing, pray, trust in His promise of love never doubting condensed version of the three stanzas, page 57 in Baptist hymnal.
Our prayers go out to Brenda Thompson for her granddaughter Danielle Clark who was badly injured in a wreck Friday expected to make full recovery in trauma unit at Grady Hospital.
Be in prayer for parents of Amy Brumbalow killed in the accident.
Those attending the Spring Fling Senior Center party in the Watkinsville Civic Center last Thursday were Mary Cicero, Rosemond Anderson, Brenda Thompson and I. There were about five centers represented there, a lot of seniors enjoying the music of the country band. See what you’re missing seniors.
A welfare education fund has been set up for Hannah Williams, the infant daughter of Josh Williams at Regions Bank and Bank of America. Mr. Williams was recently killed in an accident. Hannah Williams is the great-granddaughter of Beverly Bailey.
As I mentioned last week a group of homeowners would be getting new roofs from hail damage and more people say they need to check theirs. That’s the news happening around here in the neighborhood this week.
Baptist Church News
We had good attendance and counted our blessing opening the morning service. Ronny’s piano playing as the choir sang their special was so delightful and uplifting.
The lovely flowers were placed by Elaine Partain.
Wayne’s sermon was taken from Genesis 5 dealing with the great men of the Bible, how they sinned but all turned back to God. Adam’s sin caused spiritual detachment living 930 years before dying. It wasn’t until Christ died on the cross; his sin was forgiven paid for.
God in time sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay for our sin debt. Today one death for all mankind, Satan was in the Garden of Eden just like he’s out there in the world today in many forms. Jesus is the cure.
In the evening service Rodney Allgood our Associate Pastor’s sermon was taken form Exodus 3 verse 11 asking, “Who is God?”
When Moses was sent to free the children of God he asked God who would he say sent him? God answered tell them I am who I am.
Jesus always pointed out His Heavenly Father about His message.
What does God mean to us? He should be the center of lives looking after us above all else. Jennifer’s special was “I am healed,” pointed out that God heals us.
Birthday greetings go out to Justin Roebuck, Danny Bruce, Nina Smith, Pricilla Harvey, Jenny Persky, Rodney Allgood, Ross Jackson, Wayne Henson and Julie Valles.
Closing with this thought for the day: Corrie Ten Boom wrote, "We pray and fret, hurrying God to do something. He’s just waiting for us to calm down to do something through us."