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Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! It’s a long weekend for most people with President’s Day this Monday, February 21. This is officially known as “Washington’s Birthday,” but since President Lincoln’s birthday is also in February, most calendars list the third Monday of February to honor both presidents.
In reading about the holiday, I discovered that not only has it not officially been designated as “Presidents’ Day,” but also Congress has never declared it a national holiday, so each state has the freedom to determine what they call it or even if they observe it.
There are nine states that don’t recognize it at all, and three or four others that recognize on a different date. Several states recognize it as a dual holiday, and that includes Alabama. Alabama celebrates George Washington / Thomas Jefferson Birthday on this date.
Union Baptist Church invites all to their Friendship Banquet, Saturday, February 19, at 6 p.m. The entertainment for the evening is Bill King, also known as “The One and Only Billy Bob Bohannon.” Come join them for an evening of good food, good fellowship and a lot of laughter. If possible, please RSVP to Ms. Mary via text or call 334-201-3172. If you decide at the last minute, come on. I’m sure they will have plenty for all. Billy Bob will be sure to entertain with good clean fun. I heard him several years ago, and he kept the audience laughing. So come out and enjoy.
Sardis Baptist will have their fellowship meal after church this week. They welcome everyone for worship service then stay and enjoy fellowship and a meal. There are a lot of good cooks at the church.
I’m still reading in Psalms, and this week in keeping with the “love” theme, Psalm 100:5 reads, “For the LORD is good, and his faithful love endures forever; his faithfulness, through all generations.” What a wonderful promise! Often, we have disappointments by those we love and claim they love us; however, God’s love is forever and true until the end of time.
Once we make that decision to ask Him to be our savior, it’s forever. No matter what we do, God is not going to quit loving us. But if we truly love God, then we will strive to do what pleases him. However, we are human, and so are those we love. Nobody is perfect; we have human emotions that affect our responses and actions. But God is always there. His love creates a joy and peace in us that no human can. As much as I love my family and they love me, God’s love can’t compare.
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 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.