Union Springs News • Wille Ann Johnson
Mornings for walking, riding
Greetings from Union Springs Baptist Church! At this writing it’s hot, soon rain will come by the middle of the week said the weatherman. The mornings are so pleasant and peaceful for walking or riding bicycles. I am enjoying it very much.
Our college students are back at school. The ones that have graduated from college some have gotten jobs and this will be another experience for them paying their own way, etc. I remember when my son graduated from college his job was waiting for him in Oklahoma. We went out there and got him an apartment, furniture and paid his bills for three months. After that he was on his own. Guess what he’s been on his own ever since buying his own house. Sometimes we have to cut the string and let them grow up. Thank you Lord. It wasn’t easy but I had to let him grow up and become a young man. It was a little different with my daughter. She soon got out on her own and has been a go-getter ever since. What I mean about a go-getter she had goals set and said to me Mommy I had met all of them. I give glory to the Lord. Praise God.
Our couple's ministry met this past Saturday evening. I forgot about it and it was too late to go after other plans. I marked it on our calendar for next month. I heard they had a nice time and many couples attended.
Be on watch out for our little ones waiting for the school buses.
Thank you Pastor T. for opening up our church for the ones to keep cool during those hot days we had this summer knowing some did not have air conditioning, nor window fans.
God has blessed us with enough room to help others keep cool during such a hot, hot summer.
On Sunday we had almost a full house. Praise God. People are eager to hear the word of God. We thank the visitors that come to be with us during worship service. My granddaughter Mone't Roberts is doing okay in France. She’ll be gone until the last of December. I am praying she’ll be here for Christmas.
I really miss Lois Harper’s news notes. I hope she’ll be able to write again soon. Maybe Betty, her daughter, might think about continuing her notes.
Pastor T. came out so excited for Jesus Sunday as always. His text came from Psalm 23 verse 1-6, “Lead by vision and not by sight,” Psalm 23 is about God’s provision, prosperity and victory. In verse 1 of the 23 Psalm it states, “The Lord is my Shepherd I have all that I need.” God is the good shepherd and we are his sheep not passive animals. We are obedient followers wise enough to follow one who will lead us in the right places. I have all that I need because He is my provider and I shall not want for anything. When you recognize the good shepherd follow him. Just a little on the sermon. Come on to the Springs so you can hear the full message on Sundays. Thank you Lord.
I saw on the news that Tropical Storm Isaac and also Tropical Storm Joyce are in the making. I do remember this is the time of year for storms. I pray they by-pass us except for some rain. Rachel keep me posted on the first frost.
Continue to keep all the sick, shut-ins and bereaved in your prayers.
Thought for Today: "Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life," Psalm 23:6
Printed in the August 30, 2012 edition