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It’s hard to believe that February is coming to an end. This past week has been a rainy and dreary week. Maybe March will be better.
According to the “Farmers’ Almanac” for March weather if it comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb and vice versa. This dates back to a written proverb from English author Thomas Fuller in 1732 and was included in many farmers’ almanacs after that. It’s possibly even older than that. Folklore believes in balance, so if the weather is bad at the beginning of the month, then it should end with good or gentle weather.
This week I get my stitches out and will be able to drive again. About 15 years ago I fell and broke the bone just above my ankle. They put in a plate and six screws. Well, over the years it has twisted, and some of the screws have backed out. So a couple of weeks ago I had them removed.
Since it was my right leg, I have been unable to drive. You don’t realize how helpless that makes you, especially living in the country. Everyone has been great about chauffeuring me, but it is humbling to have to ask. Neither patience nor humility are my best traits, but I’m working on them. Also, I want to thank everyone for the calls and texts, as well as my chauffeurs.
Tax season is in full swing. If you need taxes prepared, Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama offers free tax preparation. They are located in Alexander City, as well as in Rockford on Wednesdays at the E-911 building from 9 to 2. All preparers are trained and certified by the IRS.
Bring last year’s return, as well as drivers license and Social Security card. You fill out an interview sheet, then certified preparers complete your return, print it and call you when it’s ready to be picked up. After signing, it will be e-filed. All this at no cost to you!
Providence Baptist will be viewing the documentary “American Gospel: Christ Alone!” this Sunday at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. We will have finger food and dessert fellowship together afterwards and discuss what we viewed.
Our Sunday school lesson continued in Genesis about Joseph and his forgiveness of his brothers. The title was “The Pitfalls of Bitterness,” which discussed how holding grudges or not forgiving can make us bitter.
One of the statements made in the lesson was that waiting for an apology before deciding to forgive is unbiblical and unhealthy. We should forgive because it’s the right thing to do. The person that wronged or hurt us may never apologize or show remorse, but we should still forgive. Grudges only hurt the person that holds them!
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!
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