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Happy birthday to all those born in September. This is Labor Day weekend, which in years past was the last summer holiday before the start of school. However, now schools start different times, but Central schools start in August, so they have been in session for about four weeks.
There is not much church news other than all the churches in the area are having services every Sunday. This is the beginning of the new church year, so there may be new teachers and you move up to another class.
If you ordered a Boston Butt from the Richville Volunteer Fire Department, don’t forget pick up is Saturday morning from 7–9. They appreciate all those that purchased one as this is a major fundraiser for them.
One of my devotions this week was on satisfaction. It had the following quote from G.K. Chesterton, “There are two ways to get enough: one is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
The scripture passage was Hebrews 13:5, “Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.”
This is not saying we are not supposed to work or desire to better our lives. As responsible adults, we should strive to provide for our families and ourselves. Being satisfied with what we have relates to what we have achieved.
We are encouraged to set goals for our lives. As Christians, we should strive to be better by following the Bible. There is a difference between having money and loving money for its sake. The love of money often creates a sense of failure in that we never have enough.
Weighing your worth by how much money you have will create a never-ending battle. Concentrate on your worth as a person and Christian instead of how much money you have.
Remember the parable about the widow’s mite. While comparing the value of the offering, hers was small monetarily, but it was all she had.
Continue to keep those who have lost loved ones recently in your prayers. There are several in our community that are not feeling well, so 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.