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! When I stepped outside this morning, no stars were visible, but I know they were there. It is still hazy from the rain last night, but already the sun is up and we will have a short drying out period today. God is good!
Yesterday at the Park, I took Mike a piece of his favorite cake and saw several county trucks parked in front of the building. Seems everyone was trying to get the classroom in order for the first students. I met the teacher who was high on a ladder pinning up a nature poster. All the stuffed animals were on display on top of the cabinets and the snake cages were on the wall. This teacher is much younger than Francia and seems very friendly. Mike had told her i knew how to make a sour orange pie and she is very interested, but I said there was no one there any more to bring me oranges. She said she could, so we will see! The park is not the same, but at least the teacher will be there. Mike has 31 more days til retirement.
Living by the Spirit's power
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group. Envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce the kind of fruit in us : love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law....
Let us not become conceited or irritate one another or be jealous of one another.
My dear brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,