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! Once again, last night we had thunderstorms and showers, so this morning, although everything is wet and puddles are here and there, the sun is shining and a little frog was sitting on the driveway, trying to be the early bird to get the worm, I guess. David came to mow the yard yesterday, so it looks nice, even though the grass is sparse.
Speaking of David, he was telling me about an encounter he had with a large gator at Boca Ciega Park where he works. The gator was wandering too far and getting on the road, so David in the cart, tried to chase him back, and the gator got stuck in a barricade, got mad and bit down on the metal, losing several teeth in the process. The gator got loose, finally and went to one of the lakes where he should have been.David collected a couple gator teeth.
After a trip to Walmart, which made their stock go up, I went to the Park and saw green grass and trees simmering in the hot sun, people walking dogs, and just enjoying the weather. God is good!
From Colossians NLT selections:
We ask God to give you a complete understanding as to 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.
Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high--sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world and not from Christ. For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body, and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe.
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,