Thursday, May 12, 2011


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! The sky looks like it is gradually clearing of the smoke from the Ga. wildfires, so the sun is very bright.

Well, I noticed yesterday while checking around the house, that two of my armaryllis have been eaten by some critter. While I think of the rabbit, it might have been the lubbers which I thought had been eradicated. Maybe not. I have not seen the rabbit since Monday, but he is probably in someone else's yard, hopefully next door where they have a garden! :op

I got through the taping of the video yesterday, which will be shown Sunday as the Stephen Ministers are commissioned. I am really not comfortable being taped as I talk, but Pastor Rick was easy to talk to and I had the support of David and Carl, who also spoke and were taped. So, I will see it Sunday, and hopefully, won't look like a dork.

I was hungry when we finished, so went to Publix and had a sandwich made, and bought more than I thought I would, and then journeyed home to enjoy lunch. Afterwards, I went to the park and saw things were being cleaned up. Not many people were there and I noticed the water has gone down quite a bit. That doesn't stop the anhingas as long as they can swim under water and catch the fish still swimming around. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Be Aware of Your Blessings

So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ.  
 1 Peter 1:13 NLT
Because we have been so richly blessed, we should make thanksgiving a habit, a regular part of our daily routines. But sometimes, amid the demands and obligations of everyday life, we may allow the interruptions and distractions of everyday life to interfere with the time we spend with God.

Have you counted your blessings today? And have you thanked God for them? Hopefully so. After all, God's gifts include your family, your friends, your talents, your opportunities, your possessions, and the priceless gift of eternal life. How glorious are these gifts... and God is responsible for every one of them.

So today, as you go about the duties of everyday life, pause and give thanks to the Creator. He deserves your praise, and you deserve the experience of praising Him.

                                      -Great Thoughts-

Jesus intended for us to be overwhelmed by the blessings of regular days. He said it was the reason he had come; "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
                                                                     Gloria Gaither

                                           -Today's Prayer-

Lord, I have  more blessings than I can possibly count; make me mindful of Your precious gifts. You have cared for me, Lord, and You have saved me. I will give thanks and praise You always. Today, let me share Your blessing with others, just as You first shared them with me. Amen

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis