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I have a new great-granddaughter born October 18! While because of COVID-19 we can’t visit the hospital, her pictures are beautiful! Can’t wait until she gets home, and we can actually hold her. Congratulations to the new parents!
The last couple of mornings it has really felt like fall. I even turned on my logs as I sat and watched TV. I have always loved watching a fire in the fireplace, so converting to gas logs has been an excellent choice. I have the beauty of a fire without the work and mess.
I encourage everyone to get out and drive around our county as the leaves continue to turn. You don’t have to go out of state or even out of the county. We have some beautiful drives down country roads in our area. Also, there’s Flagg Mountain where you can see for miles and get out of your car and walk in nature. They have done a lot of work up there and have more to do.
This Sunday, October 24, the Coosa County Historical Society will meet for its quarterly meeting at the old Crews Drugstore at 2 p.m. You don’t have to be a member to attend; everyone is welcome. Our speaker will be Darryl Burton from Wilsonville. He travels the back roads of our state looking for anything “old” that captures his attention to photograph. He just finished a calendar that features churches in the state, including Sears Chapel for one of the months. He is now working on a photo book that will feature old wooden one-room churches around the state. Looking forward to hearing from him and seeing his work.
This week our Sunday School lesson included I Peter 5: 6-7, which tells us to be humble and depend on God. This is similar to the Bible verses I shared last week about humility. However, looking at the “depending on God” aspect, Psalm 121:1-2 reads, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
These verses are so good for this time of year as we watch the seasons change. We should be looking up for our help to see what God is doing for us and has done for us. As we enjoy the changing leaves in their beauty, we see God’s work as a reminder that He is still in control. All we have to do is call on Him. He is there waiting to help us along our journey of life. He sends help to us in so many ways; we just have to be open to seeing His work in our lives. I think we often feel we don’t want to “bother” Him with the small stuff, but He’s there for all the “stuff” in our lives. So, call on Him each and every day.
We have several in our area that are struggling with different health issues; we pray for their healing in God’s will. 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!
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