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SNOW! How exciting! While I don’t like freezing weather, I love snow! Unfortunately, you can’t have one without the other. Hope if you got snow, you enjoyed it. For me, it just wasn’t enough and didn’t last long enough. It was so beautiful coming down. According to long range weather, however, we might get some more toward this weekend. Seems that we get more snow when they predict little accumulations. Wait and see!
School got an extra day this past Friday for an already long weekend, but school resumed on Tuesday, January 18 as planned. Many schools in the area are going virtual for a few days due to absenteeism of students and staff. Hopefully, we can stay in school.
The Historical Society usually meets each quarter on the fourth Sunday of January, April, July, and October. However, because of the increase in COVID-19 cases and the weather, we are not having a meeting this quarter which would have been this Sunday, January 23. Hopefully, by the time April gets here, we will be able to meet.
One of the things we are working on is recognizing and celebrating our 50th anniversary of organization. We are looking for pictures and stories of events that the Historical Society participated in or arranged. So, if you have something to share, please see my contact information at the end of this column.
My Bible readings have been in Psalms this week. I’ll just share one verse, Psalm 27:1. It reads, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”
David is expressing confidence in God; regardless of what happens, he is confident that God will protect him. This is not a promise of never having trials or problems, but knowing that God will give us the strength to deal with whatever we face.
Light represents truth and goodness. Some translations use the word “stronghold” instead of “strength.” God is our fortress, our protector; that’s what a stronghold is. As Christians, our prayers should include asking for God’s will, not ours. Sometimes, we feel that God is ignoring our prayers, but it should be His time and will. We are often selfish in our prayers, asking for things to happen that while we think it would be good for us, God knows the future and what’s best for us. God always answers our prayers, just sometimes it’s no or not now.
Continue to keep those who have lost loved ones recently in your prayers. 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! Happy New Year!
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.