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! I heard the thunder in the wee hours of the morning, and then the rain falling, and then went back to sleep, because for some reason the falling rain sound is comforting. However, it is still kind of gloomy and the yard was supposed to get mowed this morning. So, I don't know if David C. is still coming. Lots of the tall purple and lavender weeds are growing in the front and back yards and they are really pretty, but they also make the yard look unkempt, which it is!
The fallen tree in the park has been sawed through and taken away, so the tree men must have come yesterday morning. Lots of hydrilla in clumps are still floating in the canal. and I saw the airboat two days ago, and thought they must have been spraying to get rid of the hydrilla, but the clumps still look pretty healthy to me. The road is covered with oak seeds, so much so, it is hard to see where it ends. But it is still a good place to be, to watch the water fowl, the turtles and occasionally, a gator. God is good!
I enjoyed being in the company of dear friends last evening for a supper of portobello mushroom burgers! Yum! Good friends and good food. Life is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
1 Corinthians 13
If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear. New we know only a little, and even the gift of prophecy reveals little! But when the end comes, these special gifts will all disappear....
There are tree things that will endure--faith hope and love--and the greatest of these is love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,