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October has arrived! Happy birthday to all those celebrating this month.
The weather is a little cooler, especially in the mornings. It’s hard to keep the temperature at my house constant. I have the heat on in the morning, then by lunch I have to turn on the air conditioning. Also, the tree leaves have started turning, so it won’t be long before they are in full fall color.
Please continue to be in prayer for all those affected by Hurricane Ian. This is the time of year for multiple storms. There are several area organizations that are gathering donations for the affected areas.
Sardis Baptist Church will have its fall festival on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Fall for Jesus: He Never Leaves.”
There will be games; camp stew and hot dogs; cake and prize walk; and a hayride, all for free. There is something fun for the whole family, so make plans to attend. It is located at 6690 Coosa County Road 29 just down from Kelley’s Crossroads.
Rockford is not planning a fall festival this year. However, they will have their annual trick-or-treat along Main Street on Monday, October 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you do not live along Main Street you can set up “trunk or treat” from your vehicle along the route. Also, everyone is encouraged to dress up in your best costume.
In addition, some area churches are having “Trunk or Treat” with more information later.
The City of Goodwater and the Goodwater Youth Development & Recreation Center plan an October Fest on Saturday, October 15, starting at 9 a.m. They will have live entertainment, food trucks, local vendors, games, and much more.
My Bible readings this week have been in the book of Hebrews. One verse which really struck a nerve with me is from chapter 4, verse 12, which reads, “For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
This verse stresses to me that our Bibles are the living Word. When the Bible speaks, it is God speaking!
It amazes me how often the Bible verses I read are so appropriate for me at that time. It really shouldn’t because I know that God knows what I need at any time. But this verse reminded me that God is all seeing and all knowing and to know Him, we must read His Word, our Bibles. We read directions to assemble or operate things, so the Bible is our directions to follow for success in doing God’s will.
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!