Community gathers, gives thanks for blessings

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:11 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Community gathers, gives thanks for blessings Email the author Book Nook to reopen The Rev. Herbert Reynolds challenged the congregation at the annual Community Thanksgiving service in Brundidge Tuesday night to develop an “attitude of gratitude” during this season of Thanksgiving.Reynolds also challenged the congregation to continue that attitude of gratitude into the winter season and into every season of their lives.Reynolds, pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church, was the featured speaker at the Community Thanksgiving Service that was held at County Line Baptist Church with the ministers of the Brundidge Ministerial Association and choirs from New Hope Independent Holiness Church of God, County Line Baptist Church and Pike County High School participating. You Might Like Building picked for honors It’s still two years away, but the Troy City Council is already preparing for Troy Fest in 2010. As part… read more The Community Thanksgiving Service rotates among the churches with a different pastor invited to deliver the message each year.The Rev. Bobby Hood, pastor of Salem Baptist Church, said that it is a wonderful thing when people of God dwell together.“Where every brother and sister is a treasure,” he said. “Let us do together what God would have us to do.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next UpReynolds said the congregation was able to come together in worship because “we are blessed people.”“Every day is not an easy sail for us,” he said. “But we must be like the Pilgrims who went through storms and trying times. God looked out for them and He looks out for us. He brings us to the harbors where He designed us to go. God has brought us where we are today and we should say ‘thank you.’”Reynolds reminded the congregation that life has mountaintops and valleys and, in those valleys, it’s easy to cry out to God but on the mountaintops, it’s easy to forget to have an “attitude of gratitude.” Print Article “When trying times come, thats when we cry out to God the most,” he said. “Sometimes God will bring us to our knees because that is the place where he can work with us better. But we must know that God looks on our hearts. He sees and knows our hearts. He will bring us through the valleys to the mountaintops.”Even though the valleys might be so deep as to bring despair, Reynolds said one must give God thanks.“Give God thanks and you will rise out of despair to victory. The Pilgrims could have despaired but they had an attitude of gratitude. We must develop attitudes of gratitude, each and every day. We must say ‘Thank you, God!’”For 10 years or more, the churches of Brundidge have been coming together at Thanksgiving for a time of thanksgiving, worship and praise. By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Brundidge library joins ‘big read’

first_img Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge library joins ‘big read’ Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 10:17 pm Thursday, April 15, 2010 “On Tuesday, our young readers enjoyed hearing selections from ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and then had an opportunity to whitewash a fence. They learned a lot about Tom Sawyer and learned that whitewashing a fence can be fun – for a few minutes.”On Thursday afternoon, Brundidge resident Lawrence Bowden was Mark Twain as he spoke to an adult audience.Not only did Bowden look the part, he also sounded much like the great storyteller as he told how he traveled the Mississippi as a riverboat captain when he was a young man. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories “ Mark Twain got his pen name from the call ‘mark twain’ which was a measurement of the depth of the water,” Bowden said. “Being a riverboat captain was a great responsibility and he learned a lot about riverboat life as the captain of the paddle wheeler.”Bowden said Mark Twain got his brother a job on another riverboat but, sadly, his brother was injured in an on-board explosion and died.“That affected Mark Twain and could be one reason for his depression later in life,” Bowden said.He told how Mark Twain’s books were sold door-to-door and that, once the author got a little money in his pocket, he bought a big house in Connecticut, which he lost toward the end of his life. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge participated in the first ever statewide “The Big Read” and joined the National Endowment for the Arts in its initiative to encourage literacy and promote awareness of the joys of reading.Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is the American author whose works will be celebrated during the yearlong program. His popular book, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will be the focus of the program for both young readers and adults.Jean Carroll, librarian, said the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library offered activities for both its young and adult readers this week. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is as relevant today as it was back in the late 1800s, Bowden said. “Mark Twain’s work continues to be popular today. He is considered one of the great American novelist. He loved humor and didn’t mind poking fun at people and at issues. He laughed at things that others were overly serious about. Nothing was sacred to him.”Twain died in April 1910 and his life had a poor ending. However, Bowden said, his writings shaped literature for years to come and are still used as a measuring stick for other writers.Carroll said “The Big Read” is a way that towns can celebrate the state tourism bureau’s “Year of Small Towns and Downtowns” because Mark Twain’s writings tell the stories of small town America and transcend time. Skip You Might Like CHHS students join Relay for Life efforts A long line formed outside of Betty Wagoner’s office at Charles Henderson High School Thursday morning during break as students… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more