Good 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!
Yesterday we took off early and drove up to Dunnellon to visit my niece in her new (to her) vacation home. It was a good, clear day for driving, which Brian did well, and we made good time.
There is something to be said for country living... two acres, no close neighbors and totally dark at night. We went to Blue Run river and while the boys had fun swimming, we watched tubers and canoes float past on the big part of the river. A sudden rain came up while we were in the house, but it was a good visiting time and we were tired and happy to get back home.
We watched a moorhen couple swimming among the reeds and on the way up, I was thrilled to see an eagle flying with a fish in his claws!
God is good!
From the book Quiet Moments for Teachers:
"Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Hebrews 13:16 NIV
Weekends are traditionally a time for reflecting on the work week, and chatting with friend. Perhaps because we are more relaxed, we may be more careless in our conversation and include not-so-kind opinions about others.
Just as sugar and cream are slipped into the tea, verbal raspberries, lemons and sour grapes may slip into the conversation.
Consider sharing this little poem with your friends at the beginning of your time together.
I Know Something Good About You
Wouldn't this world be better,
If folks whom we meet would say,
"I know something good about you",
And treat you just that way?
Wouldn't it be splendid,
If each handshake, good and true,
Carried with it this assurance:
"I know something good about you"?
Wouldn't life be happier,
If the good that's in us all,
Were the only thing about us
That people would recall?
If we praised the good we see:
For there is a lot of goodness,
In the worst of you and me?
Wouldn't it be fine to practice,
This way of thinking too;
You know something good about me,
I know something good about you?"
Good friends are worth much and cost little.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,