Who plans to vote on Tuesday?
I truly hope the answer to this question will be ... everyone.
Here is a quote concerning elections of which I am particularly fond. Though I can’t remember where I read this passage, the subject matter struck a chord of truth within me.
“If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world.”
No matter who wins the upcoming election, I just pray he will end up being one of the greatest teachers in history.
I hope our next president will be like Abraham Lincoln and will proudly seek the will of God before making important decisions.
I don’t know who said it first, but “In times like these, we need a Savior; in times like these, we need our God.”
How about rolling that little rhyme over in your head and heart before pulling the lever on that voting machine?
Yes, your single vote always counts!
Mount Pleasant Christian Church on Old Lexington Road will be having a giant yard sale/bake sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Folks, these women and men are famous for their cooking. There will be pies, cakes, candies, breads and their ever-popular snappy cheese. Hot dogs and chili dogs will be served with cold drinks and chips.
The cakes and breads will be sold by the piece or whole and may be frozen for the holidays.
There will be everything imaginable for sale for the home. There will be toys and clothes galore.
Come out and say hello to old friends and drink coffee, hot chocolate or a cold soda and have lunch. Don’t miss out on this bonanza of deals!
Halloween treating should be over by the time this paper reaches you, so don’t forget to pick up all paper and rotting pumpkins outsideyour home. Let’s have pride in our home town and keep it clean.
Believe me, whether you think so or not, neighbors and others do notice your habits of neatness.
The new general store on the north end of Richmond is reporting great sales. The public seems to have had a need for this store. I am surprised at the selection. You will just have to come out and see for yourself.
Happy birthday to a little girl named, Ella. She has a birthday on Saturday, Nov. 3.
She will be four years old and will celebrate by having a party with her grandparents and friends.
Anniversary wishes are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Owen. Martha and Ralph will be married 50 years on Sunday, Nov. 4. May God bless you with many more happy years together.
The old adage for the week is: “It’s not our job to see through one another, but to see one another through.”
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Until next week, may God bless you and yours.
Who plans to vote on Tuesday?
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Dream becomes reality only when you persevere
A young boy grew up in Berea, in a family that was blessed with a variety of musical talents.
His mother was a member of a female group who performed onstage regularly at Renfro Valley, in Rockcastle County.
This young man would routinely attend shows to watch his mother, and other artists, perform on stage. He was eager to learn from them every chance he could. He knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry and was willing to seek advice and mentoring from those who were experienced in the industry.
’Tis the season for giving
There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
Young children are often looking for ways to contribute and help others’ out. The trick for parents is to have children continue their giving behaviors as they get older.
Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
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