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Susan Sinclair reports the framing in the new church building is coming right along, and we are almost ready to begin the drywall portion. Our Church family would like to extend their appreciation to Sam Lawrence, our project manager and resident expert on almost everything, and our friend and professional builder Rodney Patton, who has made this construction project flow so smoothly. We also appreciate everyone who is praying for the project and volunteering their time and effort, and who is contributing with love to the building fund.
The ladies in the building committee are carefully considering the best design and equipment for the new kitchen, and almost all of the ladies, except for those who really, really like washing dishes by hand, are looking forward to having a dishwasher! Thank You, Lord!
As we continue working on our new church building, I am reminded that the real house of God is each believer in Christ, since the Holy Spirit lives within us through faith in Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Our spirits are sanctified and sealed upon belief in Christ, but it takes a while for our souls (our mind and will and emotions) and our bodies to be transformed. The Bible talks about transforming ourselves by “renewing our minds” which is to read the Word and learn the truth of God, and not be blinded by what we think is the truth of this world.
As our minds are renewed with God’s truth, our bodies will follow. For example, when we learn from the Bible to live in a way which is in line with God’s word, our minds make a decision to do that, and what our minds decide, our bodies follow.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.
Carol Boeddeker-Genet met so many nice seniors from Douglas County at a meeting last week at the Lion’s Den in Ava regarding Medicare and additional insurances. It does seem there will be additional costs in 2011 yet, no increase of income for those on Medicare. I also had nice visits with Jocelyn Downs and the Patrick Bohn family.
It is my understanding that several churches in this area are participating in the fundraiser for Options Pregnancy Clinic of Ava. This is such a worthy project – a big step in protecting the unborn. If anyone is unaware of this project they may get more information from the clinic.
Several people are layed-off from work. This is just another sign of our economy, which brings me to the upcoming election on November 2nd. Please vote on that day, vote your conscience.
It was hard to get news for this week. I’ve been told that Zora Fitzgerald is happy in the nursing home and Irma is getting around just fine. Jamie Herd has been under the weather for a while. The Goucher place is going on the market soon. If you have any news to share with our Dogwood Ramblings readers, please call Carol at 683-4229.
Remember in prayer all in our community, our state, our country and this world.