The Bible says that Mary went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, but once there she discovered that it was empty. Had someone stolen the body of her Lord? As she wept in despair, the Bible says that an angel asked her, “Why are you weeping?” Of course, she was standing before an empty tomb! But, Jesus’ body was not stolen. He had risen on that Easter morning, just as he had promised!
That sounds like good advice, and in fact is the title of a University of Minnesota Extension publication written by a host of Extension specialists from several states. It’s also good advice for feeding cattle, sheep and goats. Usually it’s pretty easy to tell if hay is moldy, but if it is not obvious, then a forage test may be needed to confirm the hay is free of mold and the accompanying spores and dust.
In spite of this poverty and discomfort, the people expressed gratitude to God for providing for their needs. When we arrived with bags of food, many said that they knew that God would send someone and that it was God who put it into our hearts to come to their community to bring them God’s provisions.
Many of them told us that God would bless us for our work in their community. It was very moving to hear this beautiful sentiment expressed time after time from people who had so few material resources but were so abundantly rich in their faith in God.
The public is invited to attend The Gift of Love: Estate Planning 101 on April 17, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall, which is handicap accessible. Granville County Extension agent, Joan Reid, will explain the purpose of the documents and how to complete them. Each participant will receive information and a 5 Wishes document.
Spring is just around the corner! Many folks are trying to lose some fat before summer. If you eat for good health and watch your portion sizes, chances are you will experience success. Don’t forget to get some physical activity every day!
Do you find it ironic that we have a church on every street corner and yet we have failed to change the community? Churches have become holy hideouts rather than rescue stations. We have become a relic of the past, trying to keep the lights on and reminiscing over days gone by. It is time we return to our King’s command to be the “salt and light” to our community.
My wife and I enjoy hiking in the woods, and we always enjoy seeing deer. However, farmers and gardeners who experience crop damage from these four-legged furbearers may have a different reaction.
People spend endless hours and exorbitant finances to bring about personal change to their lives. They seek out the most famous designers, the most learned psychiatrists and the most experienced plastic surgeons to restore their bodies and minds. And still, there exists a great void that man cannot fill.
There is an upcoming opportunity to involve youth between the ages of 5 and 18 in learning how to produce their own food. Immediately, Vance County 4-H is looking for participants in the 2013 Four County Pullet Chain.
While we need to make sure that we are being safe and setting appropriate boundaries, such as keeping our doors locked and being aware of suspicious behavior, we can’t let our fear keep us from walking our Christian life. If we withdraw from our community and let our lives be ruled by fear, we are walking in the opposite direction toward peace with God.