Friday, March 6, 2009

Wise words from Colossians

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! I did get up earlier than usual, and saw the stars in the clear sky, but could not find the moon. I am planning to go to bed and hopefully sleep by 9 PM tomorrow night, since the time changes then. Sigh. I will probably feel the effects for a couple days.

Yesterday, I saw a young peacock with his tail feathers spread. I never noticed before how much prettier the young cocks are in color. It seems to be brighter and the "eyes" more pronounced in the tail feathers than the old guys. God made them very beautiful and colorful. Well, a leaf vacuum has been sweeping up the Park and it looks better...doesn't get up all the leaves, but most of them and is an improvement.I took some brownies over for Mike, but he had apparently left early, so I will try again. I also took some to my across the street neighbor, who very kindly came over and used her chain-saw to cut up a large branch that fell from our tree. She was a blessing!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 3 excerpts:

Since God chose you to be holy people whom he loves, you must clothe your selves 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. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites who can get away with evil.

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

Love and hugs,