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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, JANUARY i0, 2019 Hogansville Community Calendar 1 American Legion Post karaoke and grill open 7 pm Saturday, Jan 12. For more information or reservations call 706- 977-4822. God!s Bread Basket food pantry, open 9 am to noon Thursday, Jan. 17, behind Hogansville Senior Center. Sponsored ,by Hogansville Ministerial Association. State of the City address, 6 pm Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Hogansville Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend. ,Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, 4 pm, Jan. 20, -at Hogansville Elementary School auditorium. Moses Ector will -.be the keynote speaker. The public is invited to attend. D ;: Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 pm Monday, Jan. 21, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. v .: Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 22, .in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. ,! -; Downtown Development Authority meeting, 6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Hogansville City Hall. The public is wel- :come to attend. t Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 pm Monday, Feb. 4, at Hogansville Recreation Department. Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm Monday, Feb. 4, -in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. -. Hogansville Municipal Court, 1:30 pm and 8:30 pm, Friday, .Feb. 8, at the Hogansville Police Station. Hummingbird Quilt Guild, noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. A Hogansville Town Hall meeting, 6 pm Thursday, Mar. 7, :at the Hogansville Public Library. The public is encouraged to mttend. To have your non-commercial Hogansville area community *,event listed in the Community Calendar, send the information to andykober@hotmail.com The deadline is each Monday at noon. Photo Courtesy Troup County Sheriff's Depattmept I ABY' BODY FOUND - Deput es found the body of:a ,newborn baby in this cooler bag along Boy Scout Road ~north of LaGrange on Sunday. Deputies Find Baby's Body tContinued From Page 1-A for an autopsy. The autopsy was unable to determine a .cause of death, but did say that the child was female, a ull-term baby, and that the body showed no signs of trau- ma or injury. Toxicology testing will continue to help deter- -mine the cause of death, but Deputies said the results could ,take several weeks to months to be received. ,; The cooler bag was described as light blue in color with pictures of watermelon slices. It has zippers on the top and sides, and a zippered compartment on the front. Deputies are asking the public if anyone knows of an expectant mother who was full term and is no longer with hild to contact them at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers 706-812-1000. Tips can be made anonymously. State Park Hosting Chili Challenge IV iBy ANDY KOBER i ! It is time for the annual Chili Challenge held at FD Roosevelt State Park. ! The event has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, at : the Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp. ! Chili Challenge IV is actually three events held at one :time. { . . . ; The mgnature Chxh Challenge begins with setup begin- i ning at 12:30 pm with tasting about 1 pm. i Designed for amateurs, chili cookers must provide at ieast five quarts of homemade chili in a crock pot. There will ibe First, Second and Third Place awards presented by the ! official judges along with People's Choice awards. There is an entry fee of $12 and pre-registration is required. The ; deadline is Friday, Jan. 11. Official tasters are needed for the People's Choice awards. ', The number of tasters is limited so pre-registration is rec- i :0mmended. i:: In conjunction with the chili contest, there will be a hot 0 ::: pepper eating contest. ili The hot pepper eating contest is open to those ages 12 l:and older. There is an entry fee of $8 per contestant. ! ! eregistration is highly recommended. ': ::---: During the event, there will also be Chili Bingo and a -' food vendor will be on site. The Large Group Camp is located at the end of Group Camp Road, which is off King's Cap Road just east of the ' ock Bridge near Pine Mountain. i For more information about the Chili Challenge or to reg- Z ter for any of the events call FD Roosevelt State Park at 06-663-4858. The Preservation Precious Things When we have things that are precious to us, things that are valuable to us, we have a l tendency to try and protect them with all our might. Let us assess our treas- ures as we go into this new year so that we may start the new year in the right gear - so to speak. We will start out on this new journey with a renewed energy. Before creating our list of another lie. ' rho do you think treasures, remember, weare you are?" often trying to made by God in His Imageaccuse us of pride and arro- with one ability not afforded gance. He loves to use accu- to any of God's other ere- sation to stop us in our tracks. ations choice. Looking at the An accusation is claiming choices we have in our treas- someone is doing something ures, let us put choice at the wrong. Our enemy will never top of our list. Afterward, let stop there. He will always go the item~ that we feel that are further hoping we believe the near and dear to us follow, lie, "You are wrong" or "You An example of alist would were made wrong." be: Accusations are dangerous Jewelry Metal would bebecause they will always dis- the most precious of them - tract us from our real purpose, gold. which is to live in the abun- Precious Stones -alia-dant life Christ died to give monds and others, us. Fabrics C h o o s i n g 3. The Devil is a Thief clothing that has been made In John 10:10 it depicts our by designers who use 0nly the enemies exact character. It best of fabrics, says, "The thief comes only to Homes Homes that steal and kill and destroy;" arelocatedinexclusivelyhlgh The word steal in the value neighborhoods. Greek is the word klepto. It's Automobiles where we get the word klep- Holdings Stocks, and tomaniac, which means, other items of value that per- someone who steals for the tain to world wealth, thrill of taking. When the Prestige Status that enemy operates in our lives, comes with titles of responsi- he is stealing from us as well. bilities and entitlement. We may not realize it as it's After making that list, go happening, but eventually, we overeachitemcarefully. Does feel the sense of loss and see it include all the things that it that what is rightfullyours has takes to make up our every- beentakenfromus.Ifwewant day existence, physically, to walk in daily victory, we spiritually, emotionally, and must remember that the all the things that make our enemy comes into our lives as daily existence be fulfilled? a thief. Remember, living requires a 6. The Devil Wants Us to , tratance.for-*at needsin order Sacrifice to feel satisfied happy, and In John 10:10 it uses the healthy on all fronts. It also word kill, but it doesn't mean requires being armed in order what you might assume. The to defend ourselves on all word kill in the Greek is Thuo, fronts when battles are which means to sacrifice. incurred. If you feel you have "God's not coming through for covered all these, ask your- you!" or "You are not going to self the following question and experience it!" are the read the following informa- enemy's smoke screens. tion, then check your list Whentheenemycomestokill, again, he's hoping you will sacrifice If you've been a believer everything Godhas givenyou. for much time, you've been He tells you that you have faced with this question at waited too long, believed for least once in your spiritual life: too much, and seen nothing "Is the battle I'm facing from happen. You might as well God, myself, or the Devil?" throw in the towel. The crazy 1. The War Is Over thing is, we believe his lies. The enemy of our souls The Devil may not have to would love nothing more than steal very much from us-- for each of us to believe we especially if we are already are fighting for victory and giving it away. not from victory. When Christ ' 7. Living Spiritually Alert died on the cross in our place ( TokeepSatanfromtak- to pay the penalty of sin, the ing advantage of us; for we war was over. Spoiler alert: are not ignorant of his We Won! God has the whole schemes" (2:11 amp). world in His hands and hasPaul points out, "We are made a way for us to spend not ignorant of his schemes." eternity with Him. I have often heard the phrase, So, why do we struggle? "Ignorance is bliss," which Because we still live on the suggests that if I don't know earth. We have a real enemy, something, then life is more and as long as we are alive, comfortable, relaxed, and we will have to deal with him. peaceful for me. But igno- We have nothing to fear. If we rance is not a godly way of liv- are living our life in Christ, ing. Being ignorant of the we will always be more pow- enemy's schemes only leaves erful than anything thatus vulnerable to his tactics. comes our way. But, the Bible Being spiritually illiterate is clear that we aren't to be doesn't mean the enemy will ignorant of our enemy, leave us alone. It means we 2. The Devil is a Liar are more likely to make criti- The only way to know if cal mistakes due to a lack of it's your enemy is to under- full understanding. Ignorance stand his exact characteris- will hurt us and leave us con- tics. Your enemy's whole put- fused, dejected, and deceived. pose in life is to get you to God did not call us to be spit- believe a lie about God. It itually blind; he called us to be started in the Garden of Eden spiritually alert. with Adam and Eve. His lies * This information was sound like, "God isn't that shared from Havilah good" or"God's not telling you Cunnington Pastor, Teacher, the whole truth." The lies Director of Moral Revolution always go deeper, "God made "How to Tel! If Your a mistake when he made you" Struggles Are from You, God, or "God's not going to help you." or Satan". Allgroundedinliesabout GOd. As we come together this One of his greatest and most week, may we all take a powerful lies always begins moment to send a little prayer with youridentity. It sounds to GOD for His blessing and like, "You can't do it" or" You covering of allthroughout this don't have what it takes." His worldforalittlecomfort, gnid- words are wrapped in fear, ance and peace to ALL. anxiety, and shame. Remember, those things that Our enemy loves to accuse we call precious may not have us. He's known as the accus- the same meaning in GOD's er of the brethren eyes. Let us take the time to (Revelations 12). confirmwithHimthosethings Once we begin to live inthat are of top priority with spiritual confidence, he uses Him. Me to Preach Wri 's note: This is the fifth a series of columns enti- tled, ' The Stories of My Life." Rev. Aaron::; After our wed m,MeC01iough Marianne and I attended the church where I met Jesus and we met each other. Before long I began to sense that God had something more for my life. As I would listen to the pastor preach, I would think things like, "I would have said that like this," or"I would have used another scripture there." As I began to sense that God was calling me to preach, it literal- ly scared me to death! However, instead of embrac- ing the calling, I began to do exactly the opposite. I ration- alized that if I reverted back to my old sinful lifestyle, then God wouldn't want me. However, I was unaware of Romans 11:29 (KJV) which states, "For the gifts and call- ing of God are without repen- tance." This means that God doesn't call you to do some- thing and then change His mind! And God has a way of getting your attention! I reverted back to my wicked lifestyle and God began to tighten the screws on my life. Owens would be there- and we would wish to God that he was back. He was a prophet! God continued tightening the screws. While there I wound up with both feet in gel- casts, in the hospital for three days with an upper respirato- ry infection, and had to have a tooth surgically removed after breakingit eating aplain M&M. (Not even a peanut one!) All of this because I was running from God's call to preach. So, I began to pray and tell God that if He would just get me out, I would do what He want- ed. It wasn't long until I received a 635-1 Honorable Discharge. (Cannot adjust to army life.) I don't recommend you do what I'm about to tellyou. After I got home and all the hoopla had sub i d. Marianne went on to bed and I went into the living room with my Bible in hand. I was intent on settling I was wasting every penny this preacher thing with God! i Marianne and I had support- ing my sinful lifestyle. On top I told God, God, if this calling is from You, then You're going of that, we had just found out that Marianne was expecting our first child. Please under- stand that God will allow you do some stupid stuff when you're running from His call on your life. At this moment in history the all-volunteer army had just been estab- lished. I thought, "I know what I'll do; I'll join the army; I'll have a steady income, and they will pay for the baby to be born." The screws were tight- ening! They sent me to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for basic training. (Tank Hill!) For the first three days I thought I was a genius. They placed us in a holding company while they issued us clothes, gave us shots, and processing us into the army. While waiting, we just lounged around the bar- to prove it to me beyond the shadow of a doubt. I'm gohag to close my eyes, let this Bible fall open, and I'm going to ran- domly point to a scripture. Whatever scripture I point to will be my answer from You." My finger fell on Acts 4: 29, which states, "And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word." I may be dumb, but I ain't stupid! I got it! I surrendered to His call on my life and believe me when I tell you that it has been the adventure of a.lifetime! So, what's the Spiritual takeaway from my story today? It's this: The only way to find true joy in this life is by surrendering to God's call on your life. And by the way, the safest place in all the world is racks and watched TV. The : :ia :the,e aot deert ,v of God's army life was for me! However, toward the end of . wi b. ,God ":'t :called"'"me the third day cattle trucks vr a, h. What's your calling? Are you rolledup. They herded us onto fulfiUingit? If not, whynot? those trucks and took us to our real basic training unit. Drill - Brother Aaron SergeantShapemetusonthoseAaron McCoUough is an trucks. After running us up area missionary with the area and down three flights of stairs Baptist Association which for a couple of hours, with full serves Harris, Meriwether and gear on, he literally put us to Troup counties. He is a resi- bed. He told us that at 4am the dent of Hogansville. : next morning Drill Sergeant t Senior Living and: I Claude A. McK|bben Et Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 ommuni Bank & :Trust The more you know, the rarer your money: Downtown Hogansville 706-637-6544