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I thank God for other writers such as managing editor of the Alexander City “Outlook,” Lizi Arbogast Gwin, whom has blessed me in the past and who still is today. Her editorial last week titled “Who needs Christmas – now is the most wonderful time of the year” truly blessed me during this time of my bittersweet moment.
October is not always a happy time for me, but Lizi reminded me that no matter how old or how young you are, you can find something to enjoy in the month of October, and she is right! I thought of all the sweet things that have happened to me in October, and the bitter ones had to leave. Now I can enjoy the month of October without thinking of the bitter. I will rejoice in the Lord, smiling from the inside out.
Monday, October 2, is Union Square’s Neighborhood Watch meeting. Come out and enjoy the fall breeze.
My 3-year-old third-great-nephew heard some Mexicans speaking in front of his building. He said to them, “Can you speak English? I don’t know what you are saying.” My nephew began to mimic them, telling the Mexican, “Nobody knows what that is!” One of the Mexicans knew a little English. All he could do was laugh, and he spoke some English to my nephew.
Congratulations to Deacon Donnie and Deaconess Lubecca Marbury. Deacon Donnie was ordained as a deacon on Sunday, August 17, at Mt. Sinai in Alexander City, where Pastor Robert Hargrove is overseer. Pastor Wilson of Early Rose Church in Alexander City preached and presented an apron with the word “Servant” on it for Deacon Marbury. May God keep His hand on the Marburys always.
Let us keep the Gilbert, the Chapman and the Owens families in prayer in the loss of Ernest Chapman Jr. and Calvin Owens, and Rodney Gilbert in the loss of his daughter. Let us also continue to pray for the Town of Rockford.
The enemy is angry because Rockford is growing, and he wants to keep bringing drama in so he can stop the growth. We must stand firm and fight with prayer. God wants us to be bold, honest and brave; however, not with arrogance. We must always pray before we put people in office, and not just in Washington, but in Coosa County/Rockford, as well.
Rockford is a small peaceful place to live. However, now this drama coming in is bigger than the little town. Growing up in Rockford years ago I did not hear of all this drama that we are encountering now. People coming in from different areas bringing this to Rockford need to pray, stop and think before they join the club of the unknown.
Rockford residents have always gotten along peacefully without any drama, and we still want that peace today. One council member at a meeting said “it’s petty” (all this drama going on in town), and she is right. People arguing over revenue and safety, etc.
It seems to me it’s mostly about money. If bringing in money is going to cause more problems then we need to think again and do differently. Another person at the meeting spoke on that and the objection was comparison. Everyone has an opinion, but sometimes you have to compare to make things clear. I pray it is very clear that we love Rockford!
“Get up. Stand up for your right.” – Bob Marley
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