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Finally, tax season is coming to an end. This Monday, May 17, is the last day to file your 2020 return, so you still have a couple of days! This has been a very difficult season with several changes from the IRS which created a lot of headaches for those of us who do tax returns. Hopefully, next year will return to a more normal season if there is such a thing.
School is also winding down. In the next two or three weeks, there will be graduations scheduled for kindergarten and then for the seniors. Then, summer vacation! I’ve been subbing for the elementary school for several years now. I was thinking how some things have changed so much and yet many things remain the same. I guess it will show my age, but technology is one of the biggest changes. I remember thinking how exciting it was to watch the grainy black and white picture on the TV in the classroom as it broadcast a science program on PBS television. However, as I watch the kids on the playground, it seems so much the same. Kids run and play, boys chasing each other and little girls grouping up, giggling as they whisper to each other.
Concord Baptist Church will host the Central Baptist Association “Pastor’s Preaching Conference” on May 16 at 2:30 p.m. Host Pastor James Gallops and Bro. Charles Stone will be the speaker. Make plans now; everyone is invited to an exciting time of preaching and fellowship.
Remember that most churches in the area are holding regular Sunday morning services now. If you don’t have a church or are looking for one, I invite you to Providence Baptist Church. We are currently holding two services on Sunday mornings, at 9 and 11. The 9 a.m. service is also broadcast to the parking lot if you are unable to come inside.
Richville Volunteer Fire Department is selling tickets for Boston butts they will be cooking Memorial Day weekend. The tickets are $30 and can be picked up on Saturday morning, May 29. If interested, contact any fire department volunteer. I buy one or two every time they cook, and they are always good.
My Bible verse this week is Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Overcoming obstacles requires strength and courage. This verse reminds us that God is always with us. Regardless of the outcome of our struggles and hardship, He is there with us even when the outcome is different than what we want. We need to remember it shouldn’t be our will, but His. That’s easy to say, but difficult to follow. We find it hard to separate our wants from our needs. Often, we try to fool ourselves by stating something as a “need” when really it is only a “want.” God knows the difference!
Please continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. There are others in our community that has recently lost a loved one that we need to keep in our prayers. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!