By Mae Buice, Columnist
Where did October go? Can’t believe how the time passes as you get older. It seems only yesterday it was beginning of summer. Now fall is here and it will be November the next time I write. Weather is not too much to brag about today, but we are here to enjoy whatever the Lord decides for us in our daily walk with Him.
How much can you say about a few verses in Psalm 13? Butch brought a good message on Sunday. “How long? How long? How long? How long?” Yes, he asked how long are we going to allow such things and the sins of today to keep happening? He will deliver if we just trust and follow Him. He has gone to prepare a place for us. No services on Sunday night due to deaths in the church family.
Dear friends of Butch and Cindy with funerals on Saturday and Monday. Sympathy to the family and to their close friends. We took this opportunity to just relax and get some well-deserved rest as I’m sure most of our congregation did the same. Usually we visit with another church, but with health issues and just plain “tired out,” we stayed home. But will look forward to our mid-week study in Romans with supper at 6:30 p.m.
Beginning this coming Sunday, Nov. 3, we will each go directly to our Sunday School classes and begin at 10 a.m., finishing up by 10:30 a.m., then having plenty time to get personal things out of the way before the worship hour. We don’t need interruptions while we are receiving the Holy Word. What a beautiful flower arrangement of fall colors was presented in memory of James Bell by the Bell family. What a beautiful weekend the Waddell family had with the wedding of Cody Waddell and Kandice Camp.
The ceremony was held in the front yard of Kandice’s home in Forsyth, with a wooden arch made from limbs cut from the trees in the yard and with the pond in the background, seating was bales of hay. At the end of each aisle was a wooden board with scripture from 1st Corinthians. This was a special time for the family as they each promised to be supportive and as the loved shined in each of their eyes, the vows were exchanged and the “I do’s” were said. Mr. and Mrs. Cody Waddell danced the first dance together, then she danced with her father. A delicious barbecue buffet was enjoyed by all that attended. As their life has been joined together, they will be leaving on Thursday for Texas. Cody is an Army man and Kandice is in the Air Force Reserve. Many blessings on this journey they are beginning together and may they always keep God in their hearts. Congratulations Cody and Kandice.
Just spoke with Jan Oakley and she wanted to be sure that all will get the message about the last singing of the year at The Oakley Gospel Barn. Saturday night, the 2nd of November, there will be food beginning at 4 p.m., then at 6 p.m. The Lord’s Messenger’s and His Way will provide the singing. Be sure to mark your calendar. Jan and Alan work so hard to make their ministry a success and we should support them. Little Brantley Roach had the opportunity to meet some of his relatives on Saturday as his grandmother, Ruby Guinn, along with Adell Peters from Rutledge and Pauline Banks from Grovetown journeyed down to North August to visit with Anne and Bill Mullins. I’m sure little Brantley received a lot of hugs and kisses and a little spoiling from each one. They all enjoyed their visit and lunch with Anne and Bill especially as Anne was to celebrate her birthday on Sunday.
Always remember those that desperately need healing prayers. So many of our congregation suffering from one illness or another. And our country and our government and our military. I believe in the power of prayer, do you? Down in Crawfordville, Big Mike Stone with the Boston accent will be at the ABC Auction this Saturday night at 6 p.m. Eat with Pat in the snack bar. LIFT, our ladies group, will be meeting soon and don’t forget your items needed for our military Christmas packages. We need your donations of toothpaste, mouthwash and shampoo this time. Happy birthday to Caleb Bell and Jerry Vanwhy on Nov. 2 and Wendy Patterson on the 5th. Anniversary blessings for Butch and Cindy Jackson on Nov. 1 and to our special friends Ruth and Cy Easters on that same day. Jodi Ball, our missionary in Montana, will celebrate on the 6th. Uses for the lemon water (I’m enjoying this): It will cure a throat infection, it is a natural antiseptic and also an anti-aging action, besides it tastes good too. So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.