Iwas doing something last week I didn't really want to be doing. I was not feeling sorry for myself, in fact just the opposite. My mind was drifting towards the Apostle Paul who spent a good deal of time in prison because he loved Jesus and where I was and what I was doing was anything but prison time.
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I imagine it happened like this: Not many years after Jesus, his apostle, Peter, was speaking to a small gathering of Christians about Jesus’ promise to come again. Afterward, as people were leaving, Peter heard someone sadly comment, “Where is the promise of his coming? The world has been this way forever and it will always be like this” (2 Peter 3).
As the year is quickly coming to a close, we are approaching the last two meetings of the Milam County Commissioners Court. These last two meetings will have the normal assortment of items that we handle; however, there are also two organizations that the Commissioners Court appoints board members to and those will be addressed at the afternoon Commissioners’ court meeting on Dec. 27. The two boards in question are the Board of Directors for the Postoak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) and the Milam County Emergency Services District 1.
Holiday shopping and gift-giving can often be challenging, but even more so when shopping for a person living with dementia. There are more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. Depending on the stage of disease, some well-intentioned gifts may no longer be appropriate or practical for the person.
There are a lot of us who have issues with the holidays when some family members are no longer present and I’m one of them. My sister Kathy was always the big Christmas person in our family and she’s no longer here to make it fun and exciting.