On Thursday, Nov. 5, The Amity Club held its monthly meeting at Olney Heritage Museum. “Treasured Friends” was the theme, and the meeting began with a treasure hunt. There were four teams comprised of a minimum of four members who worked together to find clues that led to the final treasure. Ronni Walker was the program leader, and the co-hostesses were Judi Winslow and Rita Choat.
Best in Show (Grand Prize Winner) - Cooper Tate with his entry “Miss Piggy”
“I came H.O.M.E. with 60 years of chaos and addiction behind me. There was never a time in those years when close family members were not addicted and four of their lives were lost to substance abuse. I too spent many years lost in sin and addiction and was convinced that I was a lost cause. There had been unnumerable treatment centers, more than a few incarcerations, psychiatric hospitals and twelve step meetings. Until I was told of God’s grace and the unconditional love of the Holy Trinity in a way that allowed me to understand and access the healing and power available to me simply by believing, receiving and sharing these greatest of gifts, I simply could not change. There is still so much work to be done in me and I am grateful every day that there are people in my life who are willing to walk this walk with me and let me know when I get distracted from my destination. I’m no longer lost and afraid and I can say with all the joy and conviction that I possess that God has done for me what I could not do for myself!”
We have talked about fueling our life, both physically and spiritually. However, there’s another part to that. How can we fill ourselves with fuel if we are already full? We can’t keep eating the same foods and then slip in some healthy foods every now and then. Just as we can’t fill ourselves with God’s word while we still listen to the world. So, what do we do?
It was Dec. 1941. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and within days Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. I was a small child and didn’t realize how it would affect my life in the coming years.