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What We Desire It seems now more than before our society is health conscious. emergence of health stores, gyms, diet plans the keen awareness of dis- many are trying to get physical body in shape. There are many different for wanting to in shape." Some want to they feel bad, they do not like the they look, because their told them to, or simply they want to. These motives are fine, the Christian, there motives that should all other motives. I 6:19-20 says, "What? ItO ttl;| VOIIF body is temple of the ttoly Ghost is hz you, which ye have God, and ye arc not your For ye arc bought with a therefore glorify God in body, and in your spirit, are God's." The Christian's first for taking care of their is because it is not their When a person gets the Bible tells us that Holy Spirit comes to in that person's life. Their body then becomes temple of the Holy .The second motive for care of ourselves is in our body we are to glo- God. The life a Christian lives in is to bring honor glory to God. I CoP. 10:31 "Whether therefore ye or drink, or whatsoever do, do all to the glory of matter what the does in the physical it should bring honor glow to God. We should take care of our best as we can; how- there is another verse of Rev. Wesley Boatman Scripture that must be consid- ered. Consider I Tim. 4:8, "For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having prom- ise Of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." According to this verse even more important than our physical well-being, is our spiritual well-being. Of all those who are working hard to ensure their physical health, how many are working equal- ly hard to ensure their spiritu- al health? The Bible says that before a person gets saved they are "dead in trespasses and sin." (Ephesians 2:1) When a person repents of sin and places their faith in Jesus as Savior, that person is born again. This new birth brings new life, eternal life, to that per- son. Just as a healthy newborn baby grows, a healthy new- born Christian is to grow. I Peter 2:2 says, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the world, that ye may grow thereby." If this world is going to have strong churches and if Christians are going to be effectively used of God, they must grow in the things of God. While there is an effort given to the health of these temples made of clay, may it not be forgotten that there is a spiritual side of man that must be looked after as well. I-Ie, t',uJ:',' : [t ,,Jr Nl,:WS - OCTOBER 14, 1999- PAGE 5 Your new house is waiting for you. All you have to clo is choose. Our Readers Respond The Other' Side: A Council Member's View The property is located on Highway 54 and very near 1-85, and the city submitted future land use plans many years ago to the State expressing their intentions of developing this property commercially due to its proximity to the Interstate. When our dad mentioned to us that a 30 acre truck stop wanted to locate adjoining our property, we all asked what we could do to help keep it out. We and several of our friends very gladly volunteered to help in the petition drive. We love our community and wanted to do everything we could to protect it. Not only did we help with the petitions, but we traveled and drove with our dad more than 1,000 miles visiting flying J truck stops and the areas sur- rounding. We saw first hand what these truck stops bring into a community. It is a shame that the council members did not take as much initiative. Our dad has always worked for the good of Hogansville, its people, and his family. Ms. Cook's comment was completely thoughtless, as our decision to work against the truck stop was completely ours. Our dad would have never asked us to work against our own volition. Sincerely, Sydney Lynn Reynolds Mack Reynolds, Jr. Marianna Reynolds To the Editor: The zoning issue regarding the Flying J Truck Plaza has been a very controversial issue and one in which we have heard many different things and have read numerous letters and newspaper articles. Hopefully, this will provide a perspective from a Hogansville City Council member and will explain factors that affected my decision on the issue. The front of the property was already zoned commercial, and the back side residential. Since the commercial portion was not large enough to accom- modate their facility, tffe prop- erty had to be rezoned. The property is located on Highway 54 and very near 1-85, and the city submitted future land use plans many years ago to the State expressing their intentions of developing this property commercially due to its proximity to the Interstate. I discussed the request to rezone the property thorough- ly with City Manager David Aldrich and Hogansville City Attorney Dan Lee and others. After the discussion I felt that if we denied the request, it was likely that either Flying J or the property owner would seek legal action against the city. I felt that we would be in a weak legal position due mainly to the property's location and the city's future land use plan. One does not find property zoned residential that is that close to an interstate in a munic- ipality anymore. It should also be noted that our zoning ordinance, in my opinion, does not restrict a busi- ness such as this. To provide our new resi- dents with some financial his- tory, in 1990-1991 the city went into debt of approximately 8.5 - 9 million dollars. This consist- ed of the sewer treatment plant expansion, the purchase of approximately 400 acres of property to spray the city's treated effluent on, and to replace water and sewer lines in the village area. In 1992 during my first year in office, the council realized that we were attempting to operate on a $300,000 deficit. We responded accordingly by debt refinancing to lower our payments, decreased the num- ber of city employees, raised some utility rates, and con- tracted out the garbage collec- tion. Our current debt payments are approximately $60,000 per month and this is major for a city of our size. It requires us to conserve whenever possible, monitor our spending carefully, and consid- er any reasonable source of rev- enue. The debt issue, along with my concern for losing a court challenge and the number of citizens that expressed their desire for the Flying J, all affected my decision for vot- ing for the rezoning. I initially felt and still do that I had rather been able to wait and get something more appropriate such as a Marriott, for example, but after investi- gating the issue thoroughly, I felt that we had no choice. A city cannot legally "pick and choose" what it allows to come in. This is my own response and in no way reflects the official statement and views of the Baptist Happenings ..... BY PATti PHILLIPS -" " Moore, Ruby Teel, Avis Hammond, Mac Poster, Lurlie Hurley, Opal Bonnet, Pauline Powers, Lucille Friend, Ella Pittman, Randy Huckabee, June Fowler and David Dopp. Our Christian sympathy is extended to the families of Frances Justiss Head and Clarence Glenn Sherrod at their recent deaths. The First Baptist Church Youth/Children are participat- ing in the Hogansville Fall Hummingbird Festival on October 16-17 with a cakewalk. Also, they are going to be presenting the Plan of Salvation through face painting (free). We had Family Night at our church October 6. Thought for the Day: Follow the leader who follows Christ. The adult choir had as their special music Sunday morning, "Ye Must Be Born Again." Rev. Henry E. Hulgan's message Sunday morning was, "Born of the Spirit" (John 3:1- 8) and Sunday night. "The Word of Life" (I John 1:1-4). The Betty Carpenter Circle met Monday afternoon at the church. As you pray, remember Frank Crawford, V.R. Stephens,C.E. Stevenson, Bob Tillman, Louise Wilson, Davis A. Currie, Mr. and Mrs.Frank other council members and the city staff. Sincerely, ,lack L. Dollar Hogansville City Council Member Children Not Exploited in Petition Drive To the Editor: We understand that in the public hearing about the truck stop at City ttall last week, a lady by the name of Suzanne Cook made a comment to imply that children had been exploit- ed. If she was talking about our helping with the petition drive to keep out the truck stop, then her statement was absolutely false. BUY A POLARIS ATV AND GET A • Pull the trigger on a new Polar  500, 500, Xpeditlon 425, Big Boss 500 6x6 or  edl.new ,oottsm 6x6 and we'll give you a 12 gauge R 870 r shotgun. 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