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Hope all had a great Mother’s Day. Mine was wonderful. Got to spend it with my mama, which I’m so thankful and blessed to still have her.
I know there were many that only had memories of their mamas. All my children and all except two of my grands visited with me during the day. The two missing were in California and Kentucky but talked with them.
In a couple of weeks, school will be over for the year and summer begins. It seems hard to believe. I’m sure teachers and staff are ready for a break.
Congratulations to all those graduating from high school, college and technical schools. As you close one chapter of your life, best wishes to whatever you plan for the next.
The Historical Society has had a few inquiries about placing names on the Veteran’s Memorial that is near the old rock jail. After checking on costs, we have decided to see how many would be interested in having a name placed.
Currently, we just want your name and contact information. We would need at least 10 names to keep the cost affordable. Then, we would contact you with the cost and payment information.
So, if you are interested, please send me an email or text to my contact information listed at the end of this column. Please no phone calls! Or you can mail your information to the Coosa County Historical Society; P.O. Box 5; Rockford, AL 35136.
Events that have happened in the last week or so has had me thinking about “living hope.” We can plan things, but for several reasons they can get changed or even canceled, but the saddest way is death.
An old friend went to sleep and didn’t wake up; another was at home going about life when they passed out and never regained consciousness. There are people that left their home to go to school, work, etc. that due to an accident never made it. I could go on, but you get the point; we are not promised tomorrow or even today here on this earth.
However, in First Peter 1:3-4 it reads, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”
What a wonderful promise! But only if you have made the commitment to Jesus as your Savior. That “living hope” gives us the strength to survive daily stresses and problems. The definition of hope is to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment. We have that promise of hope, not as something we wish for, but of what we are assured.
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.