I’ve had lunch at a lot of places, but never a prison.
That changed Thursday when I was finally able to attend an annual community relations meeting at the Marshall County Correctional Facility.
Close to Nowhere
It’s very quiet at my house this week. Kinda scary compared to last week, when part of the week I had 12+ people for the weekend and then five girls for the rest of the week (I’ve promised not to call them “little” girls anymore).
The Preacher’s Corner
Contrary to advertising, Montreat is hot in the summer
This is the time of year when children go off to church camp. Most years several of mine do, and in spite of whatever homesickness may well up at the time, they usually remember the experience positively in their latter days. Yet, while other people get all spiritual thinking about their church camp grounds, I think about “Aunt Lottie’s truck.” Therein lies the tale that I am going to tell.
Wicker demands action on gas price legislation before August adjournment
By U.S. Senator
The Senate is scheduled to spend this week debating energy legislation, but it is uncertain whether votes will be allowed on measures to permit increased production of American energy. With record-high gas prices hurting Americans across the country, it would be a mistake for the Senate to not take this opportunity to pass legislation that increases domestic energy production.
Letter To The Editor
Pray for our nation:
(Editor’s Note: Lois Swaney of Holly Springs sent the following letter to our representatives in Washington, D.C., and also asked that it be printed in her local newspaper.)
Dear Senator Cochran,
I am a Christian lady doing the work of the Lord. I had a private interview with the president when he came to Mississippi. I asked the Lord what my message to him should be and He said, “Tell President Bush in his last remaining months of office to put God back in the schools and reinstate the Ten Commandments as they are the foundation of America and without them, America will topple.”
Prayer of Intercession
To put God back in the schools and reinstate the Ten Commandments
Across America there is a growing concern about the spiritual health of our nation. Our moral standards have deteriorated grossly in the last few years. Important principles in America today are being neglected and forgotten. Our nation was founded on the Ten Commandments that blessed the founding of our nation and kept us strong for 232 years. Reverent prayer is our only hope.
We need to align our desires with God’s will and call out to the Lord to please help our country for ourselves; but mainly for the sake of our precious children and their future. God does answer fervent prayers and we are blessed. When we pray, our communities are influenced and our country is blessed.
The Christians have a hotline to God in heaven and He is always available. It’s like a miracle, but then He works in miraculous ways. II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people called by My Name shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” Then, and only then will we experience the matchless benefit of God’s forgiving, healing power, individually and corporately.
As we pray, it is crucial that we give attention to those who are lost and do not know Jesus as Savior and Lord. The mission of those who know Christ is communicate to the lost that Jesus alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. By life, by message, and by influence believers are to communicate the Good News and by faithful prayer, we plead for salvation for those who need God’s redemptive touch.
The reason we are in this plight today is because we wrongfully took God out of the schools in the 1960s; consequently, countless thousands of children have never heard of Him and don’t know of Him and His wonderful blessings. Now, God needs to be put back in the schools so we can be great as a country again. We need to pray also for the president, the vice-president, our country, communities and churches and have prayers of thanksgiving for all our blessings. Also, we need to pray for each other and ourselves. Pray that America will respond to our prayers and have a spiritual awakening across the nation that Americans of all ages, races, and backgrounds will be drawn to Christ and receive His life to salvation.
Based on: “Praying for America” from Spire Resources, Comarillo, California
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