By Margie Ward, Columnist
As we come to this time of year when a day has been set aside for thanksgiving I have always said Thanksgiving should be everyday, even though sometimes everything around us seem to be bad.
If we look around there is always something or someone to be thankful for. We take so much for granted but things just don’t get fixed on their own when we have to have help.
It takes men and women to go serve our country to protect us; it takes law enforcement people to help keep us safe each day.
Our roads, our rights of way has to have maintenance workers, we enjoy heat and air, use telephones, computers, etc. These also require repairmen for the units and for lines.
For emergency sickness we call for the EMTs and first responders, there again are men and women able to help us getting us to hospitals, doctors and nurses. We have our churches, pastors, deacons, teachers and church families. Our schools, administrative staff, principles, teachers, students and workers.
Then we have our nursing home facilities. We all have loved ones from time to time that have to be placed in one of these, again this takes caring, concerned, loving and patient doctors and nurses to see after and take care of them 24/7.
Our list could go on and on. What I need to say now is when we’re out and about and see these people or when they just come to mind do we tell them how much we appreciate them and thank them for their service or send them a note letting them know their acts of kindness does not go unnoticed and how much they mean to us for all they do.
Then there are our neighbors our families and friends that help us in so many ways each and every day. Do we take the time to say “Thank You?” “The more our hearts are grateful, the more our lives are blessed.” Julie and Billy Phillips visited Raymond, Shelia and Kevin Phillips and Ruth Russell in Jefferson Sunday afternoon. Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward during the week. December is the month for Lottie Moon Christmas offerings.
We will take an offering for this each Sunday. At Brownwood we carry our Christmas cards to church for our church family and pass them out to them there. The money that would have been spent on stamps will be used for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Sunday night, Dec .8 at 6 p.m. the choir will present a Christmas musical at Brownwood.
Afterwards there will be finger foods and fellowship in the Family Life Center. Brownwood’s annual Christmas Eve service will be held Tuesday night, Dec.24. Fifth Sunday night singing will be held December 29 at 6 p.m. at Brownwood.
Centennial Baptist Church will present their Christmas musical, “The Light of Christmas,” Sunday night, Dec.8 at 7 p.m. At this time I want to thank each and everyone that gives me news from time to time for the Brownwood News column. When I say Brownwood it is for the whole community surrounding us out in this area.
It is not just Brownwood Church; some have said they thought it was for only the church. Just thought I’d clarify that. If you have news give me a call in the evening or at night at 706-557-2805 or drop it in the mail 4630 Brownwood Road, Rutledge, GA 30663. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Thank God for His many blessings!