Greetings go forth on this fabulous spring day, as we hear the news of a successful year at the State Capitol! As an advocate for the senior citizens, it is good to say, “Yes, we did it, for AARP, with another very successful year of advocating for Oklahoma's family caregivers!”

Greetings go forth on this fabulous spring day, as we hear the news of  a successful year at the State Capitol! As an advocate for the senior citizens, it is good to say, “Yes, we did it, for AARP, with another very successful year of advocating for Oklahoma’s family caregivers!”

Also, the AARP fought to increase access and funding for some services and various supports allowing senior Oklahomans to live independently at home and better support for over 500,000 family caregivers. Family caregivers are hailed as the unsung heroes for those family member, who do so much.

It is very good news to report the Mabee-Gerrer museum will remain open to the public, even though it is sad to hear of the closing of St. Gregory.

Time, years and through the ages, we see many changes come about, which often curtails a significant impact that has been made in the local community.

But, the public will still be able to visit and enjoy the magnificent Mabee-Gerrer museum, where I have volunteered in the past. Be sure and go visit the student art show that is on display, at the museum.

Many ladies were privileged to hear a good presentation at the Immanuel Baptist Church last Monday, on the events of where one needs to be alert, in such situations as recently occurred in Texas, where a student entered the school with a gun, which was devastating.

He encouraged that all churches, and other open facilities, etc., needed to know there would be someone in the building that could protect classrooms, church congregation or people at other events. It is sad to realize that America has to face this situation, but one needs to face reality in today’s society. 

My granddaughter, who lives in Tennessee, came up with an organization, “Bravery over Bullying,” (bebravenotabully) and took her children out of a Christian based school, as she was shocked that her children would be bullied, especially her small daughter in the first grade, but his mother was an elementary teacher in that school. So, she pulled her two children out, and then, started the above listed organization, to help other mothers that might be going through some of the same problems and situations.

As I was reading some information on one of the recent shooting in Texas, it makes one wonder if their past life had been one of misery and bullying. I think, we, as parents, grandparents, or on-lookers, seeing someone being a bully, needs to report it to some person in charge, no matter where it may occur, in a neighborhood, at school, or other public events and affairs. God didn’t give us eyes to see and ears to hear, or a heart that He created to love him and others, to go through this earthly life and not report or solve a situation where someone is being bullied or terrorized. 

As I close, I think of a movie exemplifying an exterminator. May we pray that God will help us to be an exterminator of cruelty and bullying, but to also let others know of His great saving, cleansing power, and be the Holy Exterminator in each and every life.

Colossians 3:8 – “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.”