The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

June 27, 2013

Life is like a box of chocolates!

Northside — Remember the comedy, “Forest Gump?” Well, I think one of the outstanding expressions in the movie is about life being like a box of chocolates, and a person never knowing what he was going to get in life each day; a very truthful declaration.

You know, such statements about everyday life shouldn’t alarm Christians one little bit, for we have an ever-present helper, the Heavenly Comforter, Christ left for His children, to help them handle whatever they may face each day.

“Isn’t it wonderful to know that God has your back?” is a slogan television has popularized lately.

Just think, a child of God doesn’t have to go around with a heavy bundle of worry affixed to his back.

Scripture tells us that Jesus, Himself, said these words about our worries and cares:

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and You shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and my load is light.” Matthew 11:28-30, New American Standard Bible.

Praise God for His written word!

Mount Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Road, would like to announce that their youth are having a car wash/hot dog, coke, chip and fixings event to raise money for a trip to the Louisville Zoo.

The car wash will take place in the church parking lot on Saturday, July 6, from 9 to 2 p.m.  Bring your appetite and dirty automobile, come out and help these outstanding young people with their enterprising endeavor and drive away with a full stomach, and a clean automobile.

Also, the Mount Pleasant Christian Church will have their vacation Bible school on July 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  They hope to have a water slide to enhance the children’s fun, help them learn about God and beat the heat at the same time.

The theme of the vacation Bible school will be “Everyone’s Fun Day.” Drop off, or come on out with your young children and grandchildren, and give them a chance to be trained in the Lord, as the Bible urges parents to do. I hope to see your children there!

Don’t forget that the Fort Boonesborough Park’s swimming pool is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday’s hours are from 12:30 to 6 p.m. The swimming pool is closed on Mondays.

The old adage for the week was called in by Maria Tsiboukas and reads as follows, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”

Join in by helping me with the old adages commonly used in the days of yesterday. Try to remember different adages I haven’t used in my column for the last three years.

Many people tell me they save each of the old adages, or sayings and share them with others.

Call me with your adages, special events, days of celebration, church and community news at 527-0411, or e-mail me at

It is amazing how many new friends I have made through my column.  If you see me out and about, be sure to say hello.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.

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