The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

May 1, 2013

National Day of Prayer

Northside News

RICHMOND — On April 17, 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each of the following presidents, at an appropriate date of their choice.

In 1988, the law was amended so the National Day of Prayer would be conducted on the first Thursday of May.

Although believers all over our country will be gathering for the purpose of prayer, Christians and other concerned members of our own community will be meeting on the courthouse lawn Thursday at noon to pray for the well-being and prosperity our great nation.   

There will be people assembling at their own churches, at the flag poles of various schools, and at a multitude of other locations throughout the county.

You can be sure prayers will go before God, petitioning our Maker for the safety of the men and women in the armed forces and for continued protection of the leaders of our country.

Of course, there are many other special days in the month of May.

May 1 is known as May Day. Mother’s Day will be celebrated later this month, but there is only one legal holiday toward the end of the month, which remains one of my favorite days of the year – Memorial Day on May 27.

The birthstone for May is the beautiful emerald and the flowers of the month are the lily-of-the-valley and the hawthorne.

I do hope I have given you a proper introduction to this gloriously beautiful month of the year.

I would like to send a belated anniversary wish to Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Cammer Brawn.  The happy couple has been married 39 years and continues to refer to one another as girlfriend and boyfriend.  

The Brawns were given a big anniversary bash by family and friends.   

Once in a while, a person is blessed to have the friendship of a special friend, and I am so grateful to have that particular bond with Mary Benge, whose birthday just happens to be on Saturday, May 4.

May God bless my dear friend to turn 86 years old this Saturday.

Mary is a person who is multitalented. My friend continues to sing, play the piano and guitar, and paints remarkable scenery – her most popular being “The Pride of Valley View,” a portrait of the Valley View Ferry.  

I wish you a special happy birthday, dear friend.     

Happy birthday wishes also go out to Nicholas Wilson and Kristine Kendrick on Tuesday, May 7.

The old adage for the week is as follows, “A fool will keep on running, even after he has caught the train.”

Call me at 527-0411 or e-mail me at karenquinn@roadrunner.com with your special days and events or community and church news.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.

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