“I hope the pollen is about through falling”
By Mae Buice
Here we are the middle of April and where is our continuously warm weather? To me it’s still not the warmth I remember of past April’s. I guess we’ll be complaining before long that it’s too hot. We can’t be pleased can we?
Sunday was a beautiful day. I hope the pollen is about through falling. So many have had bad allergies from all the pollen. Open up your doors and windows for a bit of fresh air and inside your house gets covered.
Services were good on Sunday. The topic of Lou’s sermon was, “So Little Time”. He quoted a poem stating that “time just slips away and to treasure those moments as if it were purest gold.” “Swiftly go the years – God can heal – God can show wondrous beauty – but in heaven that time is no more.”
Yes, we do have so little time. Do we give enough of our time to our Lord? Take a moment for yourself. Take a moment to ponder, find a special place for this, your back porch out in the pasture, out under a tree, someplace where it will be just you and God. Pray in earnest, feast on these minutes we are living in trying time, there is one that can lift those burdens, can you lay all at the feet of your Lord? Remember, He’s there for us at all times. Taking his sermon from Matthew 5 he spoke to us about the Sermon on the Mount. When you reflect on the Word of God He will hear you. It’s so depressing to hear and see all that’s going on in America today. Repent, we all have a goal, a goal to get to heaven. Walk and reflect on that straight and narrow path. We receive blessings when we reflect on the Lord. Verse 6 tells us to hunger and thirst after righteousness, have pity and compassion for others. Do you remember learning the “Sermon on the Mount” as a small child? Go back to your past and revisit, read and ponder on these wondrous words in Matthew 5 and reflect on the words of God.
I’ve missed being with you the last two weeks. We enjoyed a much-needed vacation and we did get plenty of R & R.
Mike and Cole Walker are on a vacation trip to Florida. Justin Walker is on a trip to New York with part of the high school band.
The family of Andy Simmons was with him as he was voted Student of the Year received an award in Real Estate recently. Andy is a senior at West Georgia College and will be graduating in August. He is the son of Becky and Ramsey Simmons.
Saturday the date of our Ladies Tea, we had a great speaker, Liza Griffin and a great crowd of around 30 ladies, young and old to enjoy the program and the delicious food.
Lynda Palmer visited with me on Sunday night. Lynda has cut a song on a CD and it was written by Lynda and is a great testimony. Also remember her father Mr. Williams of Robbinsville, North Carolina when you pray. He is very ill at this time.
I’m asking that the residents be aware of the Blue Springs neighborhood and keep a watchful eye. There has been a break in with a home nearly destroyed. Please, if you see someone that looks suspicious or hear something that is not normal please contact the authorities.
The Higdon family is taking advantage of the spring holidays and the kids being out of school and are on a camping trip in Kentucky.
I will be singing Monday night for revival at Freeman’s Creek Baptist Church in Farmington. This Thursday night will be Community Sing at Grace Bible Church at 7 p.m. Don’t forget our monthly fourth Sunday night Singspiration on the 27th. This is the time for you to show your talent and sing or play your instrument. We’re glad to see a lot of our young people coming forth.
Baby dedication day has been set for June 8 during the morning service.
Belated birthday wishes for Reubin Morrow who celebrated on the 19. Tommy Bumgarner who celebrated on the 20. Belated anniversary greetings for Kelly and Jamie Sears who celebrated on the 20. Happy birthday to Morris King on the 26. Also belated birthday wishes for our daughter Jill Luciani of Cornelius, North Carolina who celebrated on April 16.
Health Tip of the Week: Eat Walnuts. They can lower your cholesterol, combats cancer, boosts your memory, lifts mood and protects against heart disease. Plus they are easily used in many delicious recipes.
Until next week may the Lord bless you real good.