“April has gone by so swiftly and it’s a green landscape again”
By Lois Harper
Good morning, April 21st and such a blessed, gorgeous day. God’s palette of colors is so radiant in the pink dogwood, azaleas, money plants and iris seen so springy assuring.
April has done by so swiftly and it’s a green landscape again, so lovely with cattle dotting against the green so happy to have forage again.
Paul’s plants are so enticing, so many tomato varieties, I can’t hardly walk by without buying something, I can’t plant anymore. He has bulk seeds of everything inside for gardeners with space.
We have been blessed by God sending the life giving water and seeing the ponds filling up while riding the senior van. It sure brings on a hankering to drop a hook in them. This brings back a memory of fishing with Bonnie and Emoly off the dock at Bonnie’s son’s lake home. We had caught some good-sized ones before breaking for lunch. Emoly thought she had weighted her brand new rod down enough so it couldn’t be pulled in the water. She noticed when resuming fishing that it was gone. About that time I got a pull on my line while dragging it close to the dock. I hung something else, pulling, reeling the fish in. Guess what? It was her new rod with the fish still on it. That was the last time we were able to fish together again but I’m still laughing about the experience.
It’s almost fair time again, May 10, and a lot has been planned for the event with entertainment for kids of all ages.
This is a run down of the list of happenings. Valerie Renaud has planned a large parade again with Hulio and Melony Ann as grand marshals; Ken Cook couldn’t make it.
Music and singing, Grand Oak Boys, Barefoot Hookers, tunes of the battle field, Georgia Hall of Fame fiddler Uncle Pen, country singer Rusty Wright. Live remote from 92-3 and station 1250 star. Rides for the kids, and game. The Great Oak boys do country rock and classic music. Just come on out for a full day of fun, entertainment, parade, eats, crafts, Mark Saturday, May 10 on your calendar.
Condolences go out to Sherry Larkey in the death of her brother last week.
Sympathy goes out to Betty Jean Hensler’s relative in the drowning death of a 17-month-old child.
Russell and Nina Smith will be going to Ashville, North Carolina for their granddaughter’s musical recital this week.
Last week Kaye Evans was in Walton County Hospital for kidney dialysis.
Belated condolences go out to Justin Chamberlain and family in the death of a grandparent.
Tony Hensler received medical attention last week at the V.A. Hospital.
If you are a newcomer to the surrounding Rutledge area let me know.
Baptist Church News
It was a beautiful day to be in God’s house to worship without fear. We had great attendance and the choir and music was superb as always. We shook hands, hugged and welcomed the communication with each other warmly.
Wayne’s powerful sermon was taken from Acts 5 emphasizing the boldness of the disciples.
As Jesus was gathering up, traveling around, teaching and preaching to them what they must do after his death. They were fearful, not wanting Jesus to go where this would happen. They had voluntarily followed Jesus, when He said, “Come with me.” After Jesus paid the supreme sacrifice redeeming our sins they were empowered by Jesus to go out preaching, teaching, and healing, often imprisoned for doing this. God was with them.
In the evening sermon he continued on “Sin.” Long as we remain strong in faith belief, Satan has no power over us. But when weakening he’s right there to find a place to enter. We have been shown the difference between good and bad with our free choice of saying yes or no to Jesus saving blood.
Announcements are our mother-daughter meeting will be May 12.
I thank those who came to our senior party Friday evening the 18th.
Joey and Jennifer Autry are doing a wonderful thing. They are adopting two brothers and a sister ages five, seven and nine. We are planning an adoption household shower for them on May 11. Baskets will be placed in the church for paper towels, soap, toothbrushes, or anything you use every day.
Closing with this thought from Annie Armstrong – “The burden may be heavy but daily strength is given, so we need not give ourselves concern as to what the outcome will be, but always go forward.”