Thursday, March 18, 2010

Greetings From Paul!

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! My weather report said "cloudy" but the sun is shining and it is cool and looks like a beautiful day ahead.

Yesterday, I surprised myself by taking a walk on the boardwalk. I took Louis' cane with me for balance and walked to the first shelter and felt strong, so I went to the "Y" and decided to go on the the tower !My arm is a little sore today from the unexpected use with the cane, but, otherwise, I felt good! I stopped several times to look at all the water flooding the usually dry spots and stayed in one spot watching a lone white heron, wading in the water and each time it pecked at something the tail would wiggle! It looked almost like a dance! It finally went under some shrubs and I couldn't see it any more. I saw twin gators on the bank as I drove in, but when I went out, only one was visible. There also was a large turtle lying on the point where the great blue heron usually hangs out. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 1:9
We ask God to give you a complete understanding of 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 he 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 endurance and patience that you need.

Colossians 3:13
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.

Colossians 3:23
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,