Friday, July 25, 2008

Greetings from Paul

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the sunshiny day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside in the predawn light, I could not see the moon, but it was good to see that the sky is mostly clear and no rain yet. Not that I mind the rain, we really need it, but the sun is always welcome, too. God is good!

Because of the rain, I didn't go out until afternoon to do some errands, so I drove through the Park and saw a few people had ventured out. There are always people walking their dogs... that is a popular place for dogs. Another of the trees has fallen over and is touching the water in the canal, but will be taken care of eventually.

One of the long-time workers was mowing, and the other was collecting trash, while they wait to see if they still have jobs in September. Big changes are coming up... not all good. But God is Sovereign and He is in Control!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Excerpts from Colossians 1

We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard that you trust in Christ Jesus and that you love all of God's people...
So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom, then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need.

...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 others 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.
May the grace of God be with you,

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,