Mr. Personality: June Book of the Month and other ramblings


By MR. PERSONALITY, Special to The Paper

June, the month for Flag Day and Father’s Day.

On Wednesday, May 11, I got a bad cold that was indeed made worse due to being dehydrated and I thought I was never going to be able to drink enough water. As always in Newnan, people rushed to be of service. I got Gatorade and water and other supplies as well. Some had even offered to take me to the hospital.

I had resolved to not go to the hospital except if I am in extreme pain. When I am in the least amount of pain my resolve would crumple like wet cardboard. I was not sure what had taken hold of me, but I knew if it was a simple cold it would clear in three or four days. Sure enough, on Saturday, May 14, I started to finally be able to get fully hydrated and started feeling much better.

Have you felt so sick that you thought you would have to recover 100 percent just to die? Not a good feeling, I tell you. I had lots of strange dreams while in and out of my mind state.

Once again I am very blessed to be living in the most loving and caring town in all of Georgia. I told one person and before I could hang up I was getting knocks on my door with supplies of Gatorade, water, etc. The same thing happened when I was sick two years ago.

I was busy in between feeling weak and exhausted and counting my blessings. Nobody can pay me to move out of Newnan, nobody. I am still getting texts and cards day and night asking how I feel.

I will tell you Newnan, Georgia, how I am feeling. I am feeling very blessed, and every day I experience the strong positive energy of divine spirit pouring down on me. I thank you all once again for your love and kindness. 

The Book of the Month is titled “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg. This book is all about the teachings of Jesus. What stands out for me is that from the preface this book has been written from a truly human perspective. The author admits he still falls short at times. He yells at his children when they make a mess at dinner. He also reveals that as a presbyterian pastor, he too is still a work in progress. 

This is a book written for common, run of the mill human beings given to human nature. This is not a book for saints but for those who are still struggling to follow the teachings of Jesus. Such an example is seen on pay 220. In fact, such an example is seen throughout the book.

This truly is a real confession for a pastor, that has written many books, to make. The last three pages of the book showcase three of his books. I am looking forward to reading them all.

I borrowed the copy from House of Light. They have many interesting books and are located next to Christy’s Cafe. Their phone is 470-414-6711.

Until next time,

Pease, love and much respect. I truly love you all Newnan.

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