Columnist remembers beautiful scenery using eyes as cameras
By Lois Harper
Traveling around we see so much beautiful scenery that stands out in memory stored there by our eyes as cameras in particular. Being country most of my life things of nature just naturally catch my vision.
I don’t remember the location but what was so unforgettable was one large tall canopied tree growing a top of a gently rolling hill down to level area grass covered.
Imagination set in and at the time I thought how peaceful it would be to just sit there under those shady branches and reverently look around at the beautiful panorama.
Why this one tree was standing there alone when the woods were nearly unknown. But it was a haven for nesting birds and cattle seeking shade on a hot day. I will never sit under that tree and view God’s mastery in creation in person but the memory has a calming effect on me and just to see it there was a blessed privilege knowing God grew it there.
The Yard Sale in the Park is this coming Saturday, April 5. For booth space call 706-557-9020 they are $10 per area.
Crafters needed for our Country Fair May 10 so call 706-557-9020 for this space and if you have an antique tractor or wish to be in the parade in some capacity calling Val Renard at 706-557-1560.
Residents feeling the effects of the hail in a good many having to have new roofs put on and some damage in other ways.
A great big welcome to the Chad Cooks who purchased Lois Davis’ property in Rutledge. I learned their names just recently. The flowering landscape is so lovely in front of the house.
Artist Cameron has received her PSA (Pastel Society of American) signatuareship. An honor and title that is prestigious in the Art Pastel World.
The Pecan Orchard Art Gallery, formerly of Rutledge, now in Greensboro is changing its name to The Hampton Art Gallery effective April 1, 2008. Only the name will change same people, same address and same professional art.
Baptist Church Notes
There were so many names given for prayer in Sunday school and church service and God knows each and everyone and can help whatever the situation.
It was Senior Day in the new choir loft and our theme was the “Home of Jesus” in selected hymns, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there’s something about that name.”
We had good attendance despite the cold weather and Wayne brought a continuing sermon on the resurrection emphasizing that some believe this never happened in Christ’s appearing to the disciples and everywhere before ascending to Heaven proving that He is alive and not in that borrowed tomb.
Sunday evening’s service was given over to anyone wishing to sing, give testimony or participate in any way.
Our “Friends Trio” Gerann, Linda and Phylis opened with “He is Near.” Gerann and Richard did a reading, I did a poem, Pam sang “He’s still on time,” Rosemond did a piano solo, Susie and Shelly rendered “One step at a time,” and “It’s all right.” Little Kera sang “I saw the light.”
The Trio sang “God on the mountain,” Judy sang Acapulco “In my heart,” Carl Sims read two poems, Rodney Allgood sang “That’s all I need.”
Jennifer Peterson rendered “Faster than the blink of an eye,” and “Waiting for Christ’s returning.” Little Mary Katherine sang, “Jesus loves me.”
After dismissal we enjoyed soups, corn bread, desserts and other goodies. Normally our supper is held the fourth Sunday night but was changed due to no church service that night.
So come and join us for a warm welcome, our doors are open.
Thought for the Week: “There are times when thinking a door closes, giving up, look around there’s another door you can enter.”