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HOGANSVlLLE HOME NEWS - TItURSDAY, MAY 8, 2003 PAGE 5-A is Is the Sunday for Lifting Up Mom o a iiiii!iiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii!!ilil ItiseasytotellthatSpring know of a person that has ................. :'::i ......................... iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil ThesignsofSpringhave ....   i upon us for several iili Mi!!i!!ii!!iii!!il I !, iili00 00aniiiiiiiii!i!i!i00!00i:!izi00i! 00iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiii i!iii!i!iii00iiiiiiii00i00iiiii!ii!!ii!!!ii!iiiii,i00iii!i00i00!i!ii00i0000il From the sounds of lawn d weed eaters, to tight schedules of little ague ball games, to the flowers and green- trees, and to the rising it is easy to time of year it is. Also with Spring, come holidays and special that mark the transition winter to summer. One special days we will g this Sunday: Day. There are who seem humbugish ays, but I don't hang up on Mother's Day. Families, Churches and of course retailers try to make something of Mother's Day. I guess we here at Antioch are no different. Last Saturday we had our Mother's Day Banquet in the Dolly Building. With a beautifully decorated building, a delight- ful program, delicious food, and a wonderful fellowship the excellent crowd of moth- ers, daughter and even some sons had a wonderful time. I GUESS each family and church do what they feel is necessary to properly Observe Mother's Day. All of these things are good, but I i00i00iiiiiii00iii0000iii00iiiiiil iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiliiiiii!i00iiiiiiii!iii!iii!iiiiiii00i0000 wonder if they are enough? Mother's are very special people who have a very spe- cial place in God's order of things. I find nothing wrong with recognizing Mother's with a special set day each year. But again, I wonder, is it enough? Of all the things that we really do love and appreciate her? I personally believe there is. Instead of just showing mom that we love and appreciate her just one day out of the Yem5 why not do it every day out of the year. You know, morn is a morn more than just one day out of the year, she is room 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Sure, do something spe- cial fl)r room on Mother's Day, but why not show her she is special everyday. TOO MANY TIMES we take mom for granted. We moan and groan when the supper is late, or when our favorite shirt hasn't been washed and ironed yet, or when the kids are late for the ball game, or maybe she did- n't buy our favorite snack at the grocery store. We dads think we have a great respon- sibility, but let's not forget the God given responsibility of Mon. Because being Mom is an all the time responsibility, we who are not moms need to be sure and give mom her just dues everyday. THE BIBLE has much to say about giving mom what is rightfully hers. In the ten commandments, God told Moses in Exodus 20:12, "Honor thy father and thy mother." With the repetition of that command in the New Testament, Paul tells us to Honor our fathers and moth- ers and he also reiterates the fact that honoring father and mother carries with it a spe- cial blessing. In those pas- sages of scripture, the word honor means to weight to or to elevate to a high position. We live in a society where motherhood is looked upon as a second rate position. With organizations like NOW (National Organization of Women), if a lady is not a top executive, she is living beneath the privilege of womanhood. The Bible tells us that motherhood is an honorable position and we ought to be thankful for those ladies who have been faithful mothers. Don't forget you mother this Mother's Day, but may we remember that she is our mother everyday. By Frances S e t axwell and neva cel- an s i e ,rton both e May 8th Oana Gill 9th Gamble, Carla John William Scan Ray, Terrie Traci Ball lOth etty Withers, Brenda Brianna Smith, Mr. And Mrs. Randy McWhorter and Mr. And Mrs. Tim Smith cele- brated Anniversaries. May llth Ashley ' Bills, Judy Thomaston, Ronnie Smith, Ryan Harris, Scott Odom, Mr. And Mrs. Gene Ayers and Mr and Mrs. Greg Singleton cel- ebrated anniversaries. May 12th David Slocumb, Jewell Hammett, Laurie Levertt, Sheryl Brand May 13th Allison Shaw, Bernie Stephens, Joyce Wade May 14th Mr. And Mrs. Mike Smith celebrated Anniversaries. ssengers from our for the Spring Meeting at Baptist Church in April 22: Rev. And Willis, M/m Stephens, Patti Phillips, Garrett and Marcus guests for g April Were: Dr. And Mrs. Cope, M/M Bill all from Newnan, and Betty Knight of Fla. And Todd, Christian Knight National Day of Thursday May 1 I an observance held at City Hall. You Pray remember: Lucile Wilson, Beall, M/M Wayne M/M Frank Crawford, Pauline Powers, M/M Frank Moore, Wendy Irvin, Frank Fuller, Mildred McWhoter, Lou Palmer, Nita Windsor, Russell Miller, Kay Alewine, Mary Smith, Marge McBride, Clarence Weaver, Cathy Noles, Everett Heard, Craig Fowler and M/M Lewis Phillips. Our Christain Sympathy is extended to the family of: Jim Bryant at his recent death. We had a Hogansville City Employee Recognition Day at our Church Sunday May 4th at the 11 a.m. Morning Worship. A covered-dish Lunch followed in their honor. We had our family night Supper and Men's Ministry last night May 7th. The Betty Carpenter cir- cle meets at the church May 12th. June 1-6 is VBS at our church. In God We Trust, A Patriotic musical by, Greg and Gail Skipper, Arranged 'by Greg Skipper and Stan Pethel will be presented by our adult choir on Sunday July 6th at the 11 a.m. Morning Worship. Please let me know of any graduates within our family so that I recognize them in my column. Happy Mother's Day May llth. If you don't have a church home, we would invite you to come worship with us here at Hogansville First Baptist Church, located at 500 East Main St. your mother he may have failed write, or visit her her at least one way. she has influenced good. Say from "Mother, I love Anniversary goes Mr. And Mrs. Reece Grogan on their May llth. Mrs. the granddaughter J.E Booker of Lone rld the late Mrs. Alice We wish them many, raore! greeting go out "n mem- Mrs. Lillian Mere Edward Daniel, IV, raadson of Mrs. Josie Ms. Annette C. Mr. Marcus Folds, Ms Annette T. Hill, Christie Brooks Fields, granddaugh- ter of Mr. And Mrs. Stanley (Ann) Arrington, Ms. Elizabeth Ann Glanton, Mrs. Doris Stanley Holeman, Ms. Wendy Hawkins, Mrs. Hazel Jackson, Ms. Rochelle Jones in memory of Mrs. Evelyn Lundy, Mrs. Lyida Mattews, Tracy McCambry, Mrs. Sara Louise Middlebrooks, in memory of Mrs. Geraldine H. Harden, Mr. Michael Hill, Ms. Marie McLaughin, Mrs. Jeanette T. Owens, Mr. Darrell Hines, Mrs. Jewell Hammett, Mr. Roquiford Rosser, in memory of mr. Warner Rosser, Mr. Nathaniel Tenny and in memory of Mr. Zavier Wheelous. Bethlehem Baptist Church, St. Marks Community invites everyone to their Annual Mothers Day Service on Sunday May llth at 11:30 a.m. Minister Sharon Wilkes, assistant pastor of Rocky Mount Bethel and Shiloh Baptist Churches will bring the message Rev. Lucy Stanley. The Public is invit- ed. The White Plains United Methodist Church, St. Marks invites everyone to their annual women's and Mother's Day. Program on Sunday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m. With guest speaker, Mrs. Deborah Gunn of St. Mary United Methodist Church, Hogansville. Rev. W.E. Geter is the pastor and Rev. George Beasley is the associate pas- tor. Seed for thought: "of all the nice words in the world, the nicest must be mother!" Happy Mothers Day. Similarities of Sin and Kudzu DEAR EDITOR: Anyone from the South is familiar with our invasive and prolific vine called kudzu. This gift from the ori- ent that just keeps on giving, can be found all over. Once it has invaded your little slice of heaven, then you have an interesting ordeal ahead of you getting rid of it, maybe. It is also plant that I would like to use to bring to your thoughts God's intriguing plan for us. Kudzu spreads every- where, and it is no respecter of persons. It even has a growth rate that can be measured in inches a day dur- ing it's peak season. If you cut any of the branching vines it will only slow down. You can burn it, or even poison it, and it still seems to keep coming back. Now one thing that will kill this creeping green hor- ror is pulling it's tap root out of the ground. Once the tap root has been avulsed then typically the plant will die. In Judaism the blood of bulls and goats was offered to cover up sin. The problem with this was that it didn't remove the cause of the sin., namely the sickness of the heart that is mark of Adam's transgression upon our lives. This blood simply covered up the sin, and like the efforts to rid our yards of Kudzu only resulted in wasted effort. Sure the blood acted as an appeasement to God, but what was needed was a pulling out of the tap root of sin which dwelt in our hearts. This is where Christ comes in. Upon his death, He paid the price for all sin for- ever, and because He was Himself guiltless, He was resurrected for our justifica- tion. What He accomplished at that point was a pulling out of the tap root of sin. He dwells in our hearts if we ask him in. Upon setting up resi- dence in the soil of our hearts, Christ will pull out this root thereby ending the cause of sin in our hearts and healing the wound inflicted there. He then will transform us to more closely resemble His glorious image. It is often times is an almost unnotice- able change, being not some- thing we see because we are looking so diligently at Him. This change though, it does happen. Just as the vines spread all through your yard will wither and die when the root is pulled out. So too will our lives change to reflect the stewardship of Christ in us. Thank you for reading this letter and I pray that this illustration will help you to think more clearly of our Lord and Savior. Again my name is David Pike and my wife is named 'acy. We wel- come any phone calls or vis- its, and pray that the peace and love of our Lord and God cover you all. 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