Rutledge News: Birds, flowers mean “it must be spring, or part of it”
By: Lois Harper
Greetings Monday, March 9, and a sincere wish for a week nice as possible.
It must be spring or part of it as the birds are singing merrily and I saw one tiny bird selecting leaves for her nest, very choosy about which one she flew away somewhere with.
Walking around in the yard, checking to see how the daylilies are coming in great numbers. I’m not able to do much about the crowding but got my wish when planting a few here and yonder to get them started round the yard. Thank God for those active days.
Grandpa Hooper was an avid gardener and about his August lilies, red ones and was like Johnny Appleseed in where ever share cropping took him he carried and planted the roots to have a start again. Granny wasn’t a flower person but got excited over a pretty turnip patch. This meant a move for us too until my brother took over the management then it was more cotton patches but less moving around.
Mama had one Sunday dress, which was a brown and white mingled color, which we didn’t like until mysteriously one wash day it got in the wash pot and the hot water turned it into a pink one. She never knew who did it but I have my suspicions. Those were tough days but God pulled us through and we are living in upheaval times. Have faith and look up into the blue sky there’s where we see the same stretch of sky eternal since creation. Be still and know God is up there and all around us.
The annual yard sale will be April 4, so in spring cleaning you might have something somebody needs and you don’t contact the Red Caboose, 706-557-9021.
I got snowed in last week and missed getting some notes in thanks you for missing me.
Bobby Gene and Betty Conner have returned from Florida and while there broke some ribs. We hope the soreness soon goes away.
Phylis Messer isn’t doing so well, pray for her.
We hope Sally Latty is doing better as she might be transferred to Athens in the hospital from Monroe. Check it out with Linda Turk. Linda isn’t feeling so well after returning home from deacon’s retreat last week.
Mary Sauls and sisters had a sister’s reunion last week. Two of them Betty and Pauline enjoyed being together at church yesterday. They are blessed.
Baptist Church Notes
March 1 we had high attendance day for Sunday and had 95 to come. We had 26 in the ladies class and average around 18 each Sunday or more.
`We had very good attendance yesterday getting renewed in the music, singing and Wayne’s powerful sermon taken from Luke 5: 15-17 when Jesus healed the lame man. In order to get to Jesus friends removed part of the roof, letting the lame man down on his bed to be near Jesus. He was told to rise and take up his bed, walking.
These friends went to a great length to do this for the invalid and we should do the same in reaching out to those who never come to Jesus unless brought in through caring for them. The church is only a building and we are the vital source, don’t leave what you hear there on Sunday in the empty sanctuary take the message to wherever and whoever you meet until the next Sunday.
Announcements are Presbytery for Russell Smith March 14 at 4 p.m.; March 18 ministry ordination for him at 6 p.m. bring a covered dish to dine after the ordination.
Missionaries from Peru will be here March 25, no family night supper then.
Finishing up the March birthday, Lee Nelms on the 13, Lena Alford and Mike Beal on the 14, Judy Murray on the 17, Kaithyn Moon on the 20, Les Higdon on the 26, Reagan Watkins on the 29; anniversaries, Michelle and Wesley Stephens on March 29; Wayne and Lori celebrated their anniversary on the 3rd.
Thought for the Week: Sometimes we think we want something we don’t get and complain but God knows what’s best for us in a better way. Just be patient.
PRINTED IN THE MARCH 12 EDITION.