Monday, October 20, 2008
Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The waning moon was still visible through the clouds scudding across the sky when I stepped outside this morning, very early. The very cool breeze was blowing still as it has been the past few days. In fact, I had the A/C off and some windows open yesterday.
We had a wonderful weekend at church celebrating the 30th Anniversary and meeting and greeting old friends and former pastors. Lots of activities and good preaching!
Daryl and Matthew came down from Tennessee for the celebrating and it was really good to have them for a few days! God is good!
And then, last night, the Amazing Rays won the AL and will play in the World Series. It doesn't get much better than this!
Oh, yes, I did walk in the park and saw the baby gators under the bridge and Mama hidden in the shrubs. Beautiful weather for walking!
Excerpts from scripture from the Promise Bible NLT:
Deuteronomy 33:26,27 There is no one like the God of Israel. He rides across the heavens to help you; across the skies in majestic splendor. The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the well of God's marvelous love, and may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we could ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,