In 1863, amid a war tearing America apart, President Abraham Lincoln gave us a new national holiday when he proclaimed the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day. The very first thanksgiving feast was recorded in history by Edward Winslow. It was a feast which lasted 3 days and included 90 Native Americans and 63 Pilgrims. The occasion? The very first harvest in the New World! (Wikipedia)
We celebrated ours on Friday this year at the parsonage. We invited all of Kathy’s side of the family for brisket and lots of good things to go with it. (I’m writing this on the Saturday before, so I hope we pull it off!) My side is indeed welcome, but they travel to in-laws this year. It was good. Everybody got along. Even the dogs and the cats offered their thanks!
- Published: November 26, 2017 November 26, 2017
Some people call it coincidence. Others call it luck. Carl Jung, noted Psychologist of the last century, coined the term “synchronicity.” Webster defines synchronicity, “the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (such as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality.” However, each Sunday we proclaim, “I believe in the Holy Spirit!” For years now I look for the Holy Spirit at work in any of the aforementioned circumstances.
- Published: November 12, 2017 November 12, 2017
It’s been a great month for the Ocilla/Irwinville Charge. Both churches seem to thrive as the Holy Spirit moves in us. A few weeks ago Irwinville decided to address a few issues with the facilities, to offer help to the South Central District seminary students and people in the Irwinville community who struggle to make ends meet. This past Sunday Ocilla received an increase in commitments through our Consecration Sunday efforts, with commitments reaching nearly $175,000, a $5000 increase over last year!
- Published: November 5, 2017 November 5, 2017