Mr. Personality: Downtown Newnan news, Book of the Month and other ramblings
By MR. PERSONALITY, Special to The Paper
November, the month of Veterans Day, the end of Daylight Savings Time and Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I want to give Christy’s Cafe a shout-out and a huge hug for all those amazing free Thanksgiving dinners that she provided for so many years.
The Newnan Bookstore and The Hug Box have moved to 2C Jackson Street, the decor in both places is truly amazing. And just in time for the holiday shopping season too. Be sure to stop by and check them both out for yourselves.
Since I have reached old age, I limit my shopping a great deal. If I cannot wear it, eat it or read it, I don’t need it.
I suggest that those who have family and friends visiting Newnan be sure to bring them to the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia. Be sure to give them a tour of the Carnegie Library and the amazing library staff. They are so knowledgeable and friendly, and very professional. I hang out there most often, and get your friends to pick up a Mr. Personality bookmark there as well.
This year I started the practice of staying home all day two days out of the week. I want to spend more time with my inner self, unplugged from the world of information overload. This is also an excellent opportunity to count my blessings and communicate with the Divine Spirit.
As I shared in my column before, Divine Spirit places books of wisdom in my path and I talk about them in my Book of the Month part of my column. I have been praying for more knowledge on how to pray and I received this book titled “Praying Like Jesus, The Lord’s Prayer In A Culture Of Prosperity” by James Mulholland.
This is indeed a handbook on how to pray like Jesus. I am keeping this book on my bedside table and reading and re-reading it many times.
When his disciples asked Jesus how to pray, he said that when you pray, remember to whom you are speaking to. This short but powerfully written book has much to say on how not to pray as well.
I have often felt when people would pray out loud that the message was intended more for me than for God. I have often preferred praying in secret or when only God and I are around.
This book has reminded me to say thank you God more often and to ask for others’ needs more than for myself. I have been truly blessed every day for the past 10 years, beyond words to express.
I am well aware that I am to share my many blessings in some form in every opportunity I have with all walks of life and all of humankind.
I urge you to check out the contents of this amazing book for yourself.
Peace and love,
Until next time