Monday, January 10, 2011

1 Peter

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! We should really be glad about our weather this morning,! I just finished talking with Daryl, who is snowed in for the first time, and could not get out to work! Seven inches on the ground and still falling. Matthew has been messaging me on Facebook and says he is going to try snowboarding. He lives on a very hilly street, so should be fun. Atlanta is at a standstill, and my nephew, who is a police captain in Albany, Ga, said their power is down, and every officer who does not wear a uniform, has been sent home to get into uniform, so they can get out on the streets to help. This is a bad ice/snow storm!

So, I told Daryl the temp. here and he said "That's right, rub it in!" :o)

Well, last night I really got hungry for pizza for supper. I hardly ever eat pizza, because it's too much for me by myself, but I have had a single slice from Little Italy. However, they don't deliver, so I wound up with a bowl of cereal...not at all like pizza. Looks like pizza is in my future today...

We had a great worship yesterday, and looks like Pastor Jim is plunging right in to work with the children. He will be a blessing, I'm sure. He has a way with the little ones.

I went to the park after church and saw the turtles clustered together on the bank of the weir and the fat gator on the other side. There was an interesting article about Sawgrass Park in the Neighborhood Times yesterday, which two people told me about at church. I had not read the paper, yet.. BTW, the wind is blowing hard here, probably bringing the cold with it, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Peter 1:7

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--
and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
2 Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it. For the Scriptures say,
"If you want a happy life and good days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil,
turn away from evil and do good.
Work hard at living in peace with others.
The eyes of the Lord watch over those
who do right
and his ears are open to  their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
against those who do evil."

1 Peter 1 "May you have more and more of God's special favor and wonderful peace."

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

Love and hugs,