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The Union Square Neighborhood Watch meeting and Christmas celebration went very well, despite the ones who could not make it, and we missed them, too. Emergency and a circumstance were the reason for some being unable to attend.
Johnny Schmidt opened the meeting with prayer and blessed the food. Mrs. Robin Schmidt read the minutes, and Mrs. Sue Rogers did the financial report. Mr. Sam Barclay won the door prize.
We fellowshipped and ate some very pleasing food, especially the smoked ham and turkey prepared by Triple R Cafe. They have the best grilled vegetables, smoked meat and cornbread in the world! All other foods were extra good and prepared by the ladies of the Square.
Our sincere prayers go to the family of Mr. Pete Phillips, a wonderful man of God who loved his fellow man, his country and his family. His work speaks for itself.
I have known Mr. Phillips all my life, and he has been the kindest man you could ever meet. His celebration of life represented the sweet spirit of Mr. Pete Phillips.
His body was driven to the church and cemetery by Mr. John Harris and horse Molly with Harris Carriage & Caisson. It was a very warm service with a sweet spirit in the air. Now he is resting with his lovely bride, Mrs. Lorene Phillips.
“No man can see without looking. No man can hear without listening. No man can walk without trying. No man can love without caring. No man can live without dying.”
Let’s pray for all bereaved families, sick loved ones, ones in the hospitals and in nursing homes, and for all of those mentally ill and dysfunctional people. Prayer is very much needed now days.
Adults are acting like children, and children are acting like adults. You don’t know anymore who the parents are, who are the teachers and who are the leaders. The world has turned upside down; people are doing wrong and blaming everyone else or giving excuses why they do it.
Please, everyone, let’s pray for our world! We can never pray enough. God gives us new mercy every day. Let’s give Him a new prayer every day, with thanksgiving in our hearts. “Thank you, God, for your grace and mercy on paper right now.” So you know God can read. (Ha ha.)
Some people say I talk too much about God in my column. I am so sorry, but that’s what I do. I think we should talk about who we love. I love God more than anything. He is in my community all over Union Square and doing great things, not just for me but for those who are listening and willing.
A quotation from Orhan Pamuk reads: “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
If we take time to listen to God, we can hear what He is speaking. Dog owners listen to God and listen to your dogs; they do speak.
Happy birthday to all December babies. Special birthday greetings to Union Square’s Kaylyn Taylor, who turned 14 years old on December 3. We love you, Ruby and Butch.
“You cannot sit back and wait for a Savior. He is already here.” – Barack Obama
Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.