Good dry morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Looks like maybe we won't have any rain today, so I will head out for a walk very soon. Yesterday we only got caught in the rain once and that was coming from church, after working on communion.
I drove through the Park and looked at the high water covering the weir, and noticed how high the water in the canal is. I followed a car from Maine, driving very slowly down the street and they stopped right in front of me, because they noticed a gator cruising in the canal right in front of the house. Guess there aren't many gators in Maine!
Anyway, Terry is back from vacation and was very busy catching up on emails. He gave me the sad news that Ralph, the former assistant supervisor, and a very nice man, had passed away in July after a long battle with cancer. I was sad because I had just prayed for him yesterday morning. He was not a believer, but he appreciated my prayers.
Here are some scriptures I pray for most of you, daily...
Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. In addition to the armor, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in you, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, throughout all generations, forever and ever.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,