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“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” — Psalm 30:5.

I’d like to focus on the latter part of that verse. Sometimes I have struggles that are bigger than I can handle. I need God’s help to find the comfort and strength to help me recover. Whatever the reason, if you are hurting with struggles and need to be encouraged, just think back to the times in your past when you know God carried you through to a time of healing and recovery. Always know you can place your trust in Him and that He will carry you through again.

When we suffer from the pains of this life, always know through love God is working to restore joy to our lives.

Christian love and sympathy go to Milford and Faye Cobbs in the loss of Milford’s sister-in-law Judy Cobbs; to Connie Motes, Jon, Amy and John Wesley Motes and James and Nikki Motes Hubatka in the loss of their husband, dad and granddad Wesley Motes; and to Michael and Catherine Woodard in the loss of Catherine’s niece.

Happy anniversary to Ryan and Brittney Halbrooks on Sept. 21, Kenneth and Betty Johnston on Sept. 22, James and Tawnya Truffa on Sept. 26 and Frank and April Jones on Sept. 27.

Happy birthday wishes to Kaycee LaBoudiere on Sept. 21, Larry Alred, Judy Berry, William Clemons, Tom McAbee, Jordon Finger and Matt Dean on Sept. 22, Jeremy Hendrix and Debra Thompson on Sept. 23, Charles Teague on Sept. 24, Elianna Holsomback, John Lopez and Jerry Sharp on Sept. 25, Ansley Bates and Von Yeager on Sept. 26, Pam Anderson, Joey White and Daryl Hodo on Sept. 27 and Carson Lemmond and Steve Holsomback on Sept. 28.

Somerville Baptist presents Tailgate Sunday Sept. 24 for all local football teams. Somerville Baptist Church loves the community and once again is looking forward to honoring area football players, coaches and their families in a fun and exciting way.

Teams will be recognized during the 10 a.m. service, followed by free lunch and games as all tailgate on the square. There will also be a drawing for a $50 gift card from Academy Sports. All players are encouraged to wear their jerseys. The guest speaker this year is Jeremiah Castille. Castille was an All-American Cornerback at the University of Alabama and played six seasons in the NFL. Don’t miss one of the most exciting events you will experience this football season.

Somerville Baptist is located at 41 Main St. Somerville. For more information, contact the church office at 256-778-8844.

Hey, descendants of Thomas (Bud) and Effie Maples – it’s reunion time. The reunion will be held Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Center Baptist Church. Lunch will be at noon. Bring a covered dish, dessert and drink. Please share this info with your family members, as we depend on this to reach everyone. For example, Tammy Whitten will contact the Glenn Maples family. Rhonda Bailey, Carol Maples Hardin and Melissa Moore will contact their family members. We also need help from Kaye Widener, Lori Starnes, Bill Maples, C.L. Moore, Dwight Taylor and Linda Bomar. Bring any family pictures you would love to share. Come and enjoy the food, fun, fellowship and door prizes.

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