Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
2.) We will have our annual election of officers at our March 9 meeting as provided in our camp by-laws. All offices are open for members in good standing to declare their intention to run. We will also accept nominations from the floor at the March annual business meeting and elections. Before the annual business meeting, the Executive Committee will meet and recommend a slate of officers unless there are multiple candidates for office(s). In that case, a majority vote by secret ballot of all members in good standing who are present will determine the winner.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Whereas, the election of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin to the offices of president and vice-president of the United States of America, by a sectional party, avowedly hostile to the domestic institutions and to the peace and security of the people of the State of Alabama, preceded by many and dangerous infractions of the constitution of the United States by many of the States and people of the Northern section, is a political wrong of so insulting and menacing a character as to justify the people of the State of Alabama in the adoption of prompt and decided measures for their future peace and security, therefore:
Be it declared and ordained by the people of the State of Alabama, in Convention assembled, That the State of Alabama now withdraws, and is hereby withdrawn from the Union known as "the United States of America," and henceforth ceases to be one of said United States, and is, and of right ought to be a Sovereign and Independent State.
Sec 2. Be it further declared and ordained by the people of the State of Alabama in Convention assembled, That all powers over the Territory of said State, and over the people thereof, heretofore delegated to the Government of the United States of America, be and they are hereby withdrawn from said Government, and are hereby resumed and vested in the people of the State of Alabama.
And as it is the desire and purpose of the people of Alabama to meet the slaveholding States of the South, who may approve such purpose, in order to frame a provisional as well as permanent Government upon the principles of the Constitution of the United States,
Be it resolved by the people of Alabama in Convention assembled, That the people of the States of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, be and are hereby invited to meet the people of the State of Alabama, by their Delegates, in Convention, on the 4th day of February, A.D., 1861, at the city of Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, for the purpose of consulting with each other as to the most effectual mode of securing concerted and harmonious action in whatever measures may be deemed most desirable for our common peace and security.
And be it further resolved, That the President of this Convention, be and is hereby instructed to transmit forthwith a copy of the foregoing Preamble, Ordinance, and Resolutions to the Governors of the several States named in said resolutions.
Done by the people of the State of Alabama, in Convention assembled, at Montgomery, on this, the eleventh day of January, A.D. 1861.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Scripture: Romans 11:33-36
In Hebrews 11:8 it says By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
A lot of us need a change of pace this year; but what we're really having trouble with is the pace of change. All change -- even the good -- is hard. It involves:
2. Moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar
3. From the settled past into the unknown future
It has been said, "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."
We can embrace change by knowing we serve an unchanging God. At the beginning of this new year, we confess with Joshua: "We have never been this way before." But our faithful, changeless Lord will:
1. Show us the way to go
2. While Guiding us at every juncture
3. Bless us at every step
4. And provide goodness and mercy every day of our lives.
Camp Dispatch – Vol 16 No 1 Page 4
I believe "Prayer changes things." From an early age, I witnessed this powerful truth. I believe to stay in the Father’s will we must go to Him in prayer often.
Better than any other word I can think of, change describes our world. Vast, sweeping changes, especially in the last 150 years. Simply to survive requires adjusting, and to make any kind of significant dent calls for a willingness to shift in style and to modify methods. I have herd some say, "These are signs predicting Christ’s soon return." Quite possibly. But what about until then? What is essential? We’re back where we started, aren’t we? Being adaptable, willing to shift and change.
Just about Everyone is in favor of progress but it's change they don't like. I would have never believed that we would be ringing bells for the salvation army or collecting food for the poor. Our good works speak loudly for the Dragoons. People who once had a different opinion about us are now seeing us in a different light.
Let's not dig in our heels and cling only to the past. Heed the words God gave to Joshua: "Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you ....In the book of (Joshua 3:5,7) it says “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you".
More than anything else, I’m convinced, the thing that attracted people to Jesus was His fresh, authentic, original style in a world of tired phrases, rigid rules, and empty religion. Remember the report made to the Pharisees? "Nobody ever spoke like this man." He was in step with the times without ever stepping out of the Father’s will.
Let’s pray for the SCV and the Dragoons for this new year. Additionally, we need to pray for all those on our prayer list.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
January 20th - Semple Camp's Lee-Jackson banquet at Gracepoint Church of Christ in Montgomery at 6:30pm, cost $25 per person.
February 18th - Millbrook Mardi Gras Parade - noon on Saturday starting at Mill Creek Park going down Main Street (the Prattville Dragoons will field an entry again).