Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Excerpts from Ecclesiastes

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the rainy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I went to bed last night to the sound of thunder, I didn't think I would get up to the same sound, and darkness, but it looks as dark outside as when I retired! I almost stepped on the fat frog when I opened the door...reminded me of the time my family camped out in Texas when I was fourteen. I had to use the restroom, and it was dark. When I went with my flashlight, I could not see the big fat toad on the floor and stepped on it! Well, I think my screams were heard back in Florida! EWWWWW!

Say, have you all noticed how pretty the crepe myrtles are this year? Ours is even blooming more than in the past. God is good! I saw an osprey dive down in the lake near here, yesterday, and after immersing himself totally, he came up with nothing. Some days you just can't get a break!

There were not many people in the park yesterday when I went, but nobody probably today, at least this morning, in the rain. After such a long drought, we are getting nice and wet! By the way, I was offline all day yesterday, but thanks to friends, I am back in business.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to heal and a time to kill.
A time to tear down and a time to rebuild.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak up.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.

And people should eat and drink, and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

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

Love and hugs,