Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Worry Less

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! It's another clear, cool day but very dry. Hopefully, God will send rain when He desires. It was very dry in Tenn. and not much better in NC, but did not keep the colors from showing!

When I arrived in Chattanooga on Friday, Daryl and I had breakfast and then did some sight-seeing and looked forward to the football game that night. It reminded me of "Friday Night Lights". Small towns really turn out for their high school football games! It was so cold, with a cutting wind blowing in the stands, I had layers on and a long scarf wrapped around my neck and was still shivering. Daryl had offered me his warm gator coat before we left the house, but silly me, I didn't think I would need it! But, anyway, I was able to watch Matthew play and march and he saw us sitting in the stands. The band is really good, and they keep entering competitions and winning second or third place. They have an invitation to march in the Thanksgiving parade in Chicago, which will be exciting for them.

We left at half time after the marching, because it was so cold, and we met up with Matthew when the members were dismissed. It had been a long time since I had watched my own boys march in their bands at Northeast Hi.! Time flies!

We started on our trip to the mountains Sunday and had barbeque and saw lots of bikers on all kinds of bikes! More about that tomorrow! God is good!

From the little devotional, Knowing God;

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. Phil. 4:6 NCV

In the game of life, you win some, and you lose some. Life is risky business; you live in an uncertain world, a world in which trouble may come calling at any moment. No wonder you may find yourself feeling a little panicky at times.

Do you sometimes spend more time worrying about a problem than you spend solving it? If so, here's a strategy for dealing with your worries. Take them to God. Take your troubles to Him; take your fears to Him; take your doubts to Him; take your weaknesses to Him, take your sorrows to Him; ...and leave them all there. God is the Rock that cannot be moved. When you build your life upon that Rock, you have absolutely no need to worry... not now, not ever.

Great thoughtsl
Anxiety is not only a pain which we must ask God to assuage, but also a weakness we must ask him to pardon-for he's told us to take no care for tomorrow.
C. S. Lewis

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, Joy and love!

Love and hugs,