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! Well, with all the dark clouds and threatening thunder and wind, we did not get a drop of rain last night. It was so dark at 7:30 that it seemed like 9 o'clock. But today is bright and the sun is shining, and when I stepped outside this morning, the star that I see in the southwest overhead was valiantly trying to shine through the haze. Tod is good!
When I went to the Park yesterday, I was surprised to see that the grass had been mowed in larger strips than before, and it actually looked better than in a while. Still, the weeds and grass are high where it is not mowed, but much improved over what it has been. The berms where the picnic tables are, are kept mowed. Kids like to roll down the hills, so that is an incentive. Even the banks where the gators like to sun, were cut, so someone must have realized how neglected the Park has been looking. There is till work going on at the building, and I think the windows are being boarded up. I will find out today. Meanwhile, life goes on!
From the Promise Bible NLT, selections from Romans
Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God's law.
...For the kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with that attitude, you will please God.
..May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other---each with the attitude of Christ Jesus toward the other. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in Him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,