As we look to the upcoming weekend all those that are Christians look to the time and day with joy and great thankfulness at the Resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This means to us that we may continue to live in Jesus Christ in eternity if we are believers in Jesus. We are happy because we celebrate a risen Lord and Savior – Easter!

It’s not going to church once a year or buying new clothes to wear to church. It is celebrating a living Lord, day in and day out. It is rejoicing the fact that He died on Calvary’s awful cross but He arose from that terrible death that those soldiers put Him through. He did that for you and me, if we put our faith in Him day by day. Praise God! The Buckhead Baptist Church will have their Easter egg hunt on April 19 at 10 a.m. at the church. Their Sunrise service will be at the Buckhead cemetery at 7 a.m. on Easter morning. The fellowship breakfast will follow. Then 11 a.m. service will be a cantata, “The Day He wore My Crown.” Last Saturday they had a skeet shoot. Evangelist Terry Chupp was the speaker where four were saved. Evang. Chupp was the speaker Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.

He was a dynamic speaker. Four that were saved walked the aisle. Praise God! The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will have their Easter egg hunt on April 19 at 12:30 p.m. The Easter sunrise service is at Hallie Hickman’s at 1440 Wood Cove at 7 a.m. on April 20. Fellowship breakfast follows with Sunday school and worship at 11 a.m. They will have a musical, “Oh, What a Savior!” On April 26 there will be a fish fry at 5 p.m. at the church. Denis and Julie Godbee went to the Easter egg hunt last Saturday at their church, the Wesley Wesleyan Chapel Church at Greensboro, where there were 80 there. Frieda Knight and Edna Smith went to the Marshall Memorial Baptist Church at Eatonton on Sunday. Johnny Griffeth is pastor.

His wife was the former Robin Smith daughter of Robert Smith and Christine Strange. Edna said that she received a blessing. John and Gail Wade went to Cleveland to meet their nephew’s new bride from Montana. All of the Howell family came home for the weekend to celebrate Rebekah’s birthday. Edna Smith and Frieda Knight went to see Buddy Wayne Payne and Linda and Beatrice Smith last Sunday.

Mark Doorenos II was home from school at Statesboro. Jackie Perser passed away. I send my sympathy to Edna Smith and other family. She was from Rockmart. I’ll like to wish everyone a happy holiday! Many people are fishing lately. I’ve been told that they are very successful in going fishing and bringing in a good catch. When I was about five years old my two younger brothers would go fishing with some of their friends and their dads. They would fish all night at Murder Creek on Highway 83 on the other side of Shady Dale. They would come home about sun up the next morning.

I think that it was about this time of year. It was cool in the mornings. I was still in bed. They came to the kitchen to show their catch to Mama and Daddy. I was so warm in bed I didn’t get up. The older of the two came into the room to show something to me. He put it into my bed! I screamed as loud as I could “Mama” Charlie has put a snake in my bed! He was laughing. I was screaming and getting out of bed but he just put it in there and right out. It was an eel I didn’t want anything to do with that thing! I was a small child. But he got his big laugh out of it. Mama got after him. That was my first and last sight of an eel I’m thankful to say.