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Value each moment you have
Because of human error, last week the last portion of my column was accidently copied and attached to the Buzzy column. I am not Buzzy! It was simply a cut and paste error that can happen to anyone. The paper is issuing a disclaimer somewhere in this week’s edition, but I just wanted to state the fact. I do the newsletter for the Historical Society, and it’s easy to miss deleting something when you are cutting and pasting. No hard feelings!
Happy birthday to all you August babies! Sad to hear about how the COVID-19 virus has been increasing lately. All the maps I have seen show almost the entire state back in the red. We hear of new cases every day.
School starts this Thursday, August 12. So, be ready to watch for school buses picking up and dropping off students! Be in prayer for the students, teachers, staff, and administration as they start a new year. Hopefully they will be able to attend school without having to go virtual this year. Currently, there is no virtual school option.
Providence Baptist plans to have a fellowship meal immediately following morning worship this Sunday. Looking forward to this as it’s been more than a year since we shared a meal at church. If you don’t have a church, I invite you to Providence. We have Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11.
Sardis Baptist had a good fellowship this past Sunday. They have a fellowship meal every other Sunday.
Union Baptist is planning homecoming August 22. I’ll have more details in next week’s column. All the churches in our area are back to having their regular services, so no excuse to miss church. I encourage you to attend one of the churches near you.
This week, my Bible readings have been in Psalms. One verse that stood out is Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” This Psalm was written by Moses and is considered to be the oldest of the Psalms. What does “number our days” mean? I believe Moses was reminding us of how short life is. We need to set priorities and plan accordingly. Have you ever thought “where did the time go?” Here it is August, and it seems such a short time ago we were celebrating the New Year. So, we need to make each day count! We need to value each moment we have because we don’t know what tomorrow holds. Yes, we need to plan and live with a purpose, but realize that life is not guaranteed. So, value the days the Lord has given us and pray for guidance.
Continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!