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I got to hold my great-granddaughter! She’s beautiful. I also took my mama over to see her. She made five generations for us, so, of course, we had to make pictures. There are very few families that have that privilege, and we are very thankful.
It’s been a busy week. One wedding done, and now she’s getting ready to move cross country to join her husband in Twentynine Palms, California. We’ve had a baby born and another wedding in a couple of weeks. My family is expanding!
This week I’ve had quite a few journeys to various places, and the leaves are really starting to turn. I hope to travel around more soon to enjoy the change of the season. I encourage you to get out and ride around our county and see what beauty is in Coosa!
Many have decorated their homes and yards for Halloween and the fall season. The holidays are almost here; hopefully we’ll be able to have a more normal holiday season this year. The town of Rockford has several homes and businesses that are decorated for the season. Come out Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. for their Trick-or-Treat on Main Street.
We had a great Historical Society meeting, even with few in attendance. Our next meeting will be the fourth Sunday in January. We are planning several projects, including the celebration of our 50th anniversary of the Coosa County Historical Society in October 2022.
This week, one of my devotions was Hebrews 10:25, NIV. It reads, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.”
What a wonderful verse for these times. I am thankful that our church has been able to meet throughout this pandemic, maybe not the conventional way, but we were meeting. We had to adjust our thinking on church service and be a little creative sometimes, but we met utilizing our parking lot. Some churches are still unable to meet, and that’s sad.
This verse was not speaking of not meeting because of a worldwide virus; they had people that were not committed to gathering together to worship and fellowship. Even before COVID-19 came along, people often used excuses for not attending church. So, this Sunday, get ready and attend church.
If your usual place of worship is not meeting, I invite you to Providence. Or just find a church nearby that is meeting; they’re not hard to find if you look.
Then, the last part of this verse says to encourage one another. So, don’t get me wrong, my intent is not to criticize you for not attending church because many have limitations or events that do prevent them. I want to encourage people to attend worship service. Worship is good for the soul and gives you peace within your being, as well as fellowship within the church being uplifting. Some time ago, there was a slogan, “Try it; you’ll like it.” I don’t even remember what it was about, but take it to mean worshiping with others in a church service. Hopefully, you’ll like it!
There are several in our community that are not feeling well, and others have family that are having health issues. Please pray for their healing in God’s will. God knows their names and needs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.