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,ht lllllliJillflllllIliilglflliHll~lllllfilllllllllilllllIllllllllllllHlillll The ?v o roe Courtly Reporter, September 2018 5( ifllll fill J} l llll }llllIIIilll III l ll!ll I I}ll }}lJiilIIlIIlfllfl!}iilfl}l}l~fi ilillI~llifl lfi ill l l}lillillHIIfl ill Ill ill Ill}l} }l}lii!ill I Iflifl l!il}il}l}l~fl ii!i~iiifiifi!lilll i}lJil~iifiIHIIIIilfilll l}}}}}I}llHl!il l lillifili~}ll}l}}llll H Illllfl lli!ill l}lll i}IHillillllIlll PASTOR'S CORNER by Angela Johnson IT T ave you ever baked fresh bread? i If you have, you know about i I 1 proofing. You proof it at the JL, JL, beginning and again at the end :ifyou want the kind of rolls and breads like Miss Vida makes for Christmas dinners. i(That is what you have to do to get those ',wonderful breads and rolls; just ask her!) ; I think as Christians we go through a i Proofing process, and God gives ;us encouragement to make it ithrough the proofing. As he re- ',minds us in Romans 8:28 (kjv): ' "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." I love to cook and bake, and as I think of my hobby this scripture causes me to think of how the individual ingredients (things) work together to make a great recipe. If you plate each ingredi- ent (thing) separately, or for that matter if you do not follow the recipe, the result is not the same. It is like in the fresh bread. If you didn't take it through the two proofing processes, it would not be the same great tasting Bread. Every great chef knows it's all about presentation. It is God's will as the Chef to fulfill what is written in the book of Jude in the 24th verse: "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceed- ing Joy." This is what He is accomplishing as you are being worked together and kept from falling. Know that when the proofing is done you will be faultless and good and your purpose fulfilled, rm look- ing forward to seeing you there, plated in excellence with all the great things that compliment you anti enhance you. IOgl6ON Angela Johnson is the director of Reconciliation House in Yatesville, a ministry for those who have been incarcerated and their families. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at The Pickled Okra, 33 W. Johnston St. on the Square. This story came about ',because the writer saw IMeeka spotlighted in the !Save-A-Pet July newslet- *,ter: MEEKA has been with ',Save A Pet.since she was :12 weeks old. She is now ',7.5years old and has never 'been adopted or had a 'home to call her own. She 'is shy but very sweet, has great manners, and walks :well on a leash. Meeka is 'slowing down and would love to find a loving family and home to spend the best of her years. i This is quite a success Story as Amber has been working with Meeka for 'several months - adoption became official on Sept. 13! ,The Save-A-Pet shelter is at 618 Maynard Church Road, Forsyth. For more information, call 478-994- 3882. By Amber Carr I'm new to both Save A Pet and its newsletter. My first assignment is to write a little something about the 'Remember Me Thurs- day' event in September. This was perfect for me because I had never heard of it before and I was curi- ous. I went to the website (remembermethursday. org/about/) and started my research by watching the introduction video featuring the evolution of the event. 'Remember Me Thurs- day' shines a light on the millions of animals that are euthanized each year and makes their sacri- fice more meaningful by making the public aware of this statistic. Grab some tissue and check out the video on the main page which really shows the type of hopelessness that a forgotten pet can feel. I teared up when I thought of Meeka and her long his- tory at the rescue and it deepened my resolve and my commitment to Save A Pet. This annual event takes place Sept. 27 and was created by Mike Arms to encourage people to adopt their next family member from a local shelter or rescue. In six short years, this message has spread throughout 180 countries, encouraging organizations to participate and register in the event. Merchandise is available on the website, too. Additionally, there is a 'Remember Me Thursday' Contest where people can submit pictures and stories about their rescue in the hopes of earning dona- tions for their shelter of choice, with the top prize of $5,000 from Petco and 1,000 pounds of food plus i00 Kong toys. Need a good cry? The site also has a Virtual Can- dle Gallery for the rescued pets that left this world all too soon. Hold on to those tissues because some of the stories are truly inspiring. By Joe Reed Almost every triathlon begins with a lake or ocean swim followed by a long bike ride and a grueling run. What that means is that a cold, wet start is followed by several hours in soggy shorts. About the time you've finished is when you could really use that dip in cold wa- ter. The Friends of High Falls State Park have come up with another way to get a physical challenge with a little less discomfort. Saturday, Sept. 22, this group will be hosting a triathlon that involves a three-mile rigorous trail run, 14 mile hilly bike ride and ends with a one-mile delightfully wet kayak paddle. Splash to your heart's content! Because it's a new take on the triathlon standard, they're also doing something even a bit more unusual. Other than the Georgia State Park parking fees of $5 and kayak rental of $15 (ffneeded), the event is free to all participants. It's simply an opportunity to compete against yourself and friends, enjoy the beautiful High Falls State Park and pioneer a different kind of triathlon experience. And don't worry, there won't be an- other t-shirt to stuff in a drawer, partici- pant medal to placate your self-esteem, or plastic bag of freebies you're unlikely to use. There also won't be an awards cer- emony to hang around for. Just water and snacks to keep you going! We will record results and send them out via email. The race starts at the High Falls State High Sara Reed paddles a kayak on High Falls Lake. You're invited to join her and other Friends of High Falls State Park on Satur- day morning, Sept. 22. Park swimming pool parking lot at 8 a.m. You'll want to arrive by 7 a.m. (especially if you have not registered!) to set up your transition space and warm up. Be sure to bring a stand for your bike. If you bring a kayak, please also bring the paddle and a personal flotation vest. No one gets on the lake without one! To register early and get dibs on a kayak rental, you can stop by the park office located offi-75 at exit 198 at 76 High Falls Park Dr Jackson or request an application by contacting Joe Reed at jpreed57@gmail.com or at 770-441- 1683. The Friends of High Falls State Park looks forward to sharing a fun and challenging day of fitness with triathletes who "promise" to try not to get wet. Keegan George of Forsyth articipated in a cadet cyber conference in Estonia during summer 20i8. George is a senior I . majonng m infonnatlon systems. The opportunities for expanding global knowledge at the Uni- versity of North Georgia year, UNG has 36 active pro- Study abroad changes lives, and tion of International Education (UNG) continue to grow as new grams in 15 countries. Studying preparing students to be lead- Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. programs are added. During abroad is a great way to obtain ers in a global society is part of Department of State and Depart- this summer alone, 234 UNG personal and intellectual growth, UNG's mission. UNG will cel- ment of Education to promote students participated in study career inspiration, work experi- ebrate its international programs programs that prepare Americans abroad and international intern- ence, language acquisition, and and partnerships with various for a global environment. ships. For the 2018-19 academic intercultural understanding, events Nov. 12-16 in recogni- IG lIl.t I.il C H U R C H PA G E M A D E P 0 S S I B L E B Y T H E S E S P 0 N S 0 R S : Ready to Meet bur Pet Needs Lee Smith 994-1666 Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 Boarding Bathing Medical Management Wellness & Preventive ! I J| ,umm ',ll. o After Hrs. & Emergency 60 S, Jackson St, Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the eporter "Servicing Eact7 Family Witl7 Equal Respect"