Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I have heard lots of morning doves around the house lately, cooing their mournful songs, but not in the winter. As far as I know they do not migrate, but anyway, it is another sign spring is here. Yesterday, I heard the cardinal chirping very loudly in the oak tree. It would be really cool if they nested around here.
I enjoyed a delightful time with two dear friends who took me to lunch. We caught up on goings on and old times. They are both very committed prayer warriors. As one said, her pastor told her "Praying is a calling, not a spiritual gift." I never thought of it that way!
After our lunch at Olive Garden and they had brought me home, I went to the Park and saw people on the bridge looking down at the fish in the water. The tree is still in the canal, so, sometimes I guess a gator could use it for shelter. Maintenance does not get things done very fast these days. Lots of parks to cover for the trim crew. But God is good!
Thoughts from Romans 15 from the Promise Bible NLT:
We should please others. IF we do what helps them, we will build them up in the Lord. For even Christ didn't please himself. As the Scriptures say, "Those who insult you are also insulting me." Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises.
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 accept each other just as Christ has accepted you; then God will be glorified. ...
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.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,