The primary reason many churches and individual Christians lack power is that not enough time and attention is given to prayer. This, for me, is both an observation and a personal testimony. There are so many things to do, and so little time to do them, that we do not take the time or give the kind of effort needed for genuine prayer to God.
* Saveah Raelin Matthews, born Oct. 3, daughter of Chelsea Marie Bosworth and Jason Adam Matthews of Sanford. (FirstHealth)
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office:
The Macks/Maxway Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Davison’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Judy McCleney at 919-776-9358.
NAME: Joe Clancy
POSITION: Owner of Express Employment Professionals in Sanford
As our society becomes more urban, fewer Americans ever see the connection between the food they eat, the clothing they wear and the farms where the food and fiber products are grown.
Having an herb garden is a wonderful sensory experience. Herbs are easy-to-grow and add flavor to meats, sauces and breads. When temperatures start to drop, it is time to provide some winter protection for your herb garden.
There is a magical noise in the far-off land of Texas, one I was delighted to hear on my recent vacation to take my nieces trick-or-treating.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Nov. 6-12, 2013
Weekend moviegoers chose sci-fi over slapstick.
• Dani Leigh Hughes, born Oct. 6, daughter of Emily and Steven Hughes of Spring Lake. Grandparents are Daniel and Kimberly Green of Maryland, and Sherwood and Lisa Hughes of Pennsylvania. (CCH)
While attending journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill, I noticed a large poster on the wall that stated: “The best writing is rewriting.” It has been exactly 40 years since I started taking classes there, so in my writing career and in my life I have done a lot of rewriting.
SANFORD ROTARY CLUB
President David Nestor called the Oct. 22 meeting of the Sanford Rotary Club to order at noon by asking Tommy Rosser to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group in singing “America, The Beautiful.”
“Behold, there is a man of god in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; all that he says comes true.” 1 Samuel 9:6
The biggest lie we tell ourselves in the area of action is, “I’ll do it later.” Putting things off is, of course, known as procrastination. The prefix “pro” means for, and “crastination” comes from the Latin word crastinus, which refers to things pertaining to tomorrow. Thus, procrastination is “putting off things until an ambiguous later.” It is always easier to put something off until tomorrow than it is to do it today, isn’t it?
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.
RENA AND ERVIN THOMAS REUNION
The Rena and Ervin Thomas family reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Chapel Church on Buckhorn Road.
Central Carolina Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society celebrated the induction of 28 new members during an Oct. 29 ceremony at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
ANDERSON CREEK CHRISTIAN CENTER
Annual Thanksgiving community dinner will be held Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Purdie and Ida Elliott Family Life Center. Address: 8227 Elliott Bridge Road, Spring Lake.
The familiar fall chill is back in the air and we’re starting to see the pumpkins, ghosts, monsters and the black cats. This can mean only one thing ... that’s right, Halloween is right around the corner!
An article was written about kudzu bugs back in May; but a lot of calls are coming in about these nuisance pests again.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5
Halloween is nearly here: that day when pretending to be someone you’re not is not only acceptable, but encouraged, and when your door bell will ring with sweet-seeking hopefuls. While I admire the effort it takes for children to venture from house to house in hunt of something delicious, there is an easier way!
A candlelight reflection ceremony to cast light on Alzheimer’s disease will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St.
Oats is a male, 1 year old and has been neutered, is up to date on his vaccinations and just recently completed his heartworm treatment.