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Hope everyone has had a great week. I’m writing this from Branson, Missouri. Mama and I left in the wee hours on Monday to stay for a couple of nights.
So far, it’s been a great trip. Looking forward to doing some things on Tuesday before we head home Wednesday. More about the trip next week.
It’s hard to think that this is the end of April. Time has flown by this year. I’m sure the teachers are looking forward to the end of school in a very few weeks.
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week of May with Tuesday, May 3, being Teacher Appreciation Day. I encourage you to take time this week to tell a teacher or two how much you appreciate all they do. I also encourage you to pray for them daily.
Teaching is not a 9 to 5 workday. Most get to school before 7, and sometimes it’s well after 4 before they leave. In addition, they have things to do at home to get ready for the next day.
Teaching is definitely not the same as when I was in school. From my subbing experience, students have changed over time. Some parents might be surprised how their child acts in school, while it wouldn’t bother others. Just saying, my opinion only!
Don’t forget this Sunday, May 1, beginning at 10:30, Concord Baptist Church will be celebrating 177 years of service with Homecoming. Lance Driskell will be the guest singer, and Brian Blakely, associate pastor of Popular Springs Church, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited, with fellowship meal following the service.
The Historical Society meeting last Sunday was well attended with several guests. Ronnie Joiner did a great job talking about the Republic of Alabama and the flag that flew over the state.
This week, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to share Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
While this applies to parents, also, without teachers, many would be lacking in wisdom and understanding. There is more to teaching than learning the alphabet and numbers.
Also, teachers are often a role model. Most of us remember one or two teachers that made an impression on us while in school.
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!
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.