Brownwood News: Columnist: “Weather is totally different than last week”
By: Margie Ward
Today as I begin to write the column the weather is totally different than last week. Thanks to all that have contacted me about our column not being in the paper I did begin the column then the power went off and I didn’t get to finish it. I did enjoy the snow that covered everything so fast and stayed nearly the whole week. Sonny and Mary had heat at their house so I was over there until the power came back on early Tuesday morning. At a time like this all the power companies have an awesome responsibility. I can’t even imagine those men being out there all times of day and night trying to find the problem before they can take care of it. We are on Walton EMC and we thank them for all the long hard hours they work trying to keep all of us with power. All I know is whatever salary they make they deserve it all. We appreciate you so much.
Sunday morning a good attendance present with some visitors. We hope they were blessed by coming and will come again and worship with us. Our hearts and doors are always open to you. Special music, “Midnight Cry,” by Connie Cottrell. The song of worship, “As the Deer,” by the Praise Team. Bro. Ron’s message, “Challenges to Believers in Light of Rapture of Church,” Hebrews 10: 19-25 and many other scriptures. Attend church, participate in the Lord’s Supper, love one another, have patience, live separated life, refrain from judging others, preach the word, comfort the bereaved, have mercy and be heaven minded. Is Christ Lord of your life today? During the invitation Wendy Penn came forward asking for membership to be apart of our church, we welcome her and pray as a church we will always be there for her as she becomes one of us.
Next Sunday morning, March 15 during the 11 a.m. service someone will be with us from the HEART Penfield Ministries.
Next Saturday, March 14, a workday will be held at Brownwood beginning at 8 a.m. Men and women are needed.
Brownwood Clothes Closet will be open next Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. until 12 noon.
Thursday night, March 19, at 7 p.m. the Morgan County Baptist Association Spring Evangelism Conference will be held at Brownwood Baptist Church with Dr. Gene Williams and Earthen Vessels.
On Saturday afternoon, February 28, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel Wood attended the wedding of Elizabeth Rice and Jordan White at Hull Baptist Church.
My daughter, Julie Phillips had major surgery Thursday at Emory Hospital. Those that came to be with Billy, Sonny and me during this day were Rev. Wilburn Hill, Phil Crowe, Randy Jackson, Marvin and Jeri Hammonds, Teresa Massey, Raymond and Sheila Phillips. We thank all of these for coming, it meant a lot to each of us to have you there, as it was a very long day and night. We ask everyone to be much in prayer for Julie as she goes through this time now and the days, weeks and months ahead. Thank you for praying. God answers prayers.
No matter what scales we use, we can never know the weight of another person’s burden.
The debt we owe to God is payable to man.
How much I’m willing to sacrifice is the measure of my love.
God cares for people through people.
A Christian cares when the world despairs.
A Christian shows what he is by what he does with what he has.
When it comes to doing things for others, some people stop at nothing.
One measure of our likeness to Christ is our sensitivity to the suffering of others.
A little encouragement can spark a great endeavor.
We show who we love by what we do with what we have.
If your Christianity is worth having its’ worth sharing.
A selfish heart loves for what it can get; a Christian heart loves for what it can give.
Porcupine Christians: They have many good points, but you cannot get close to them.
Remember our country in prayer.
PRINTED IN THE MARCH 12 EDITION.