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Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – August 16, 2017

Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Rupert (about 3 years old) was brought to Cedar Bend after being found as a stray in the local Cedar Valley. He is an easy going boy who loves to lounge around. He has a beautiful coat and gentle demeanor. He has done well with other cats and people of all ages. He doesn’t mind being independent, but he also likes to be petted and sit in your lap. Rupert may require some regular grooming and brushing to assure his coat does not get matted. His adoption fee is $35.
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Meditations – August 16, 2017

By Christopher Simon
Ancient Boundary Stones
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”   ~ Isaiah 40:8 NIV
There is a prohibition in the Book of Proverbs which tells us “Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.” (Proverbs 22:28 NIV) This may sound curious to modern ears, but it is just a straightforward warning against theft or encroachment on someone else’s land. A few verses later the warning is repeated, with a bit more specificity: “Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.” (Proverbs 23:10-11 NIV) 
The ancient Israelites believed that the land belonged to God and was in a sense loaned to God’s people for their use. Thus, they allowed the poor and sojourners to glean the fields (cf. Leviticus 19:9-10), and the original distribution of the land for each tribe and family was expected to be honored (cf. Leviticus 25).
These rules and maxims are, in effect, a codification of God’s justice and fairness. The “ancient boundary stone” can also be taken metaphorically to apply to the ancient wisdom of the Bible. We do well to keep these ancient stones in place. Rules that have worked well for thousands of years should not be overturned lightly.

Meditations – August 9, 2017

By Christopher Simon
We Know the Good We Ought to Do
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”  ~ James 4:17 NIV
Most of the time when we sin we are fully aware that we are doing so. We know what we ought to do but our selfish sinful nature leads us astray.We rationalize our sins by telling ourselves that no one is being hurt, or that no one will know, or that everyone acts this way. 
Driving over the speed limit is a good example of this.When we drive over the speed limit, we are usually aware of the fact and rationalize our bad driving behavior by telling ourselves we really aren’t hurting anyone (even though we know the speed limit is set for reasons of public safety). Or we might tell ourselves that no one is going to catch us doing this, and everyone else seems to be going over the speed limit too. 
One who rationalizes these small or “venial” sins will probably find it easy to rationalize larger and more serious sins as well.
We know the good we ought to do,we just don’t want to do it. We should all make a more serious effort to do the right thing, all the time, and without rationalizing our lapses into sin.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – August 9, 2017

 
Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Flash is about 4 years old and is a nervous, quiet boy who needs some reassurance. He is a bit fearful of strangers, and would do best with someone who will give him some extra time to adjust. He is very shy, and takes a bit of coaxing to walk on a leash. He does well with most dogs, and would likely do well with children who were respectful towards him. He is very shy, and would do best in a quiet home; one that has plenty of TLC. He will melt your heart. His adoption fee is $190.
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 9, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Bring your handwork and join Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, August 10. Craft and create from 1-3 PM. 
Don’t miss the cheery chatter and coffee on Monday mornings starting at 8 AM. 
Monday, August 14, is our Summer Science program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1-2 PM for Preschool-2nd grade and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd –5th grade. This is the last Monday science program for the summer.
The Rescuers Down Under plays at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, August 16. The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher. Rated G, animation/adventure/crime, runs 1 hr. and 17 min.
Thursday, August 17 is the day for LEGORAMA! Swing in and snap together bricks for the theme pets from 2-4 PM.
Don’t forget to turn in your Summer Reading Program reading log and claim your prizes. The deadline for reading logs is Friday, August 18.
It’s lonely coloring by yourself. Come out of the closet to Color and Connect with other coloring enthusiasts on Tuesday, August 22, from 6-8 PM. The library has all the supplies.
Help the library earn free books from the Scholastic Fantastic Book Giveaway! 1) Buy participating products from Kellogg’s® or The Coca-Cola Company at Walmart. Participating products are listed here: https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/content/dam/kfr/promotions/microsites/fantastic-scholastic-2017/walmartscholasticparticipatingproducts.pdf, or get a list from the library. 2) Bring your receipt to the library with qualifying items highlighted.  3) The library can choose free books to benefit the community. For more information on this program: https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/en_US/promotions/Fantastic-Scholastic-For-Walmart-And-Kelloggs.html

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