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Richville Volunteer Fire Department thanks everyone for supporting them by buying a Boston Butt this past weekend. They sold all they had. We all should be proud of the department and all they do for the community. Also, thanks to those that donated, whether it was their time or money.
So thankful that our churches are continuing to hold services! Come out and support your church with your presence. You’ll receive a blessing!
Be in prayer for all the victims of Hurricane Ida. While it may have not been as fatal as some prior hurricanes, it has caused devastation from Louisiana to the northeastern states. Also, remember all the power crews and other workers that are trying to help get these areas restored. We still need to pray for all the people that are being affected by COVID-19. It continues to take its toll.
Labor Day always signaled a change. The unofficial end of summer and the start of fall. In the past, schools would start on Tuesday after Labor Day. In rural areas, crops except cotton were usually finished by Labor Day. Because of that, many families would take vacations the week before. The last hurrah of the summer!
September and October are going to be busy months for my family as we have birthdays, bridal showers, a wedding, and a great-grandbaby due. But the most important day for me is the birthday of my mama on September 14. She is turning 90! Our family is so blessed to have her still with us. Most people know her more as Grandgirl than by her given name!
Hebrews 13:16 reads, “Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.” In the New Testament, we are often commanded to do good for others. Not as a means of salvation, but as a praise to God. As Christians, we should be thankful and joyful, which should inspire us to help others as an act of worship. Many times, being and doing good is presented as a way to earn our salvation. However, Christ did that for us on the cross, by being the ultimate sacrifice. Good works don’t save us, but should be the natural and expected outcome of our salvation. Good works should follow our accepting of Christ into our lives, not the other way around.
I’m so thankful that we don’t have to be “good enough” to go to heaven! I’m sure I fail miserably in that, but I have no doubt that I’m going to heaven when I die because years ago, I made the decision to ask Jesus into my heart. None of us will ever be “good enough.” An excellent passage to read is First John, which shows us the things that as Christians we should know.
We need to continue to pray for our nation and our leaders, as well as our state and its leaders. Continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. But we also need to look around us and see what we can do to help those that are in need, not just by prayers. God knows their names and needs, but we as Christians should know them, also. So many times, we respond to needs by saying, “I’ll pray for you.” However, they need more than just a prayer; they need our help to change the situation.
Until next week, take care and be joyful!
Organizations in the area, as well as churches, I need your events! If your family has some news or an event to share, please contact me. I would prefer text to 334-414-7147 or emails to email@example.com, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.