Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
We usually welcome a cloudy, rainy day because of the mostly sunshine we have all the time, so even though it is windy, the air is warm and humid, so we rejoice!
No stars this morning when I stepped outside and I did all the outside errands yesterday before any rain could dampen my spirits!
I saw a big, fat, shiny black gator heave himself up on the bank of the canal yesterday at the Park in the bright sun. Guess he was hoping to warm up a bit. There is always something going on in the Park.
As I walked recently, one of the staff that I had met briefly and never conversed with, came toward me in a cart, so I stopped to let him by, and he stopped, turned off the motor, and chatted with me. There are budget cuts in the county and seventy or so employees will be laid off, or moved around, and he thinks he may be one of them, because he doesn't have many years in. I feel sorry for those who feel the pinch of the economy.
But I give praises that God has always provided for our needs and a lot of our wants! God is good!!
Excerpts from Colossians NLT:
Col. 3 "Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful."
"Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ."
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,