Throughout the summer, the senior circle programs at Plank Chapel revolved around the theme of travel and adventure.
Each year their number keeps growing — 4 million in 1950, 20 million in 1982 and more than 100 million today. They represent about 48 percent of the adult population 18 years of age and older in America. If they were a country, they would be the 13th largest in the world! Who are they? They are the singles — the never-married, the divorced and the widowed in America.
Today, I am faced with a deadline to write my column. Watching the news about Robin Williams, the people of Iraq stranded on a hillside because of persecution, Ebola victims dying, riots and vandalism over the death of a young man and violent weather causing destruction, I wonder what news will be in the headlines when this column is printed? I wonder what news of today will already be forgotten?
Being outside has provided me with the blessing of seeing and experiencing many of God’s creatures.
Jones’ Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton celebrated its annual homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 3, regular worship service.
A GriefShare group will meet at First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. through Oct. 16.
When the clothes in the washing machine are unevenly balanced, the machine will shake, rattle and make all kinds of noise. When your automobile tires are severely out of balance, the steering wheel will shake, eventually wearing out the tire tread. As proper balancing is required in some things of life, in much the same way, we need balance in our spiritual lives to survive.
Sometimes truth crops up in the strangest places. I mean, you wouldn’t expect to find, amidst the frothy lightness of such songs as “We Ain’t Got Dames,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Honeybun,” the profound truth that prejudice is bred in us, not born in us. Yet, there it is, right in the middle of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.
Recently I begin to really wonder and meditate on what my purpose and existence in the earth realm was. I mean, why was I born? It is a question I’m sure many of us have pondered.
TOP: Receiving awards of distinction at a Family Day program sponsored by Hughes Street Church of Christ and the Making a Difference program were (from left) Vance County Sheriff Peter White, former Henderson Mayor Chick Young, Gloria Watkins on behalf of her late husband Sam Watkins and his brother, George Watkins, and current Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary.