Friday, July 29, 2011

Paul's Final Instructions

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 googled clouds yesterday to see the different kinds, because I was admiring the towering white clouds that were visible yesterday. Just beautiful! But last evening we had a wild thunderstorm just as I was finishing dinner. It just poured and thundered and the lightning was flashing, so I put off washing dishes until it had passed. Then an hour or so later more rain started coming down and this morning, the water is still dripping off the roof. But that brought relief from the scorching temps yesterday.

I was standing outside talking with Dave, the yard man, when my neighbor to the south came over with his two sons to chat. He moved out of the house several months ago and into one he and his wife had built, so one son has been living there. The house is in pretty bad shape, but he is going to put it up for sale. A moving van has been there for a couple days, so I was wondering what was going on. That house has a history, so whoever buys it  should investigate...

Dave was telling me that he is walking the boardwalk at Sawgrass every day , because since the shortage of workers, he and another ranger are left to look over things when they have Sawgrass on their route of parks to cover. He has seen people walking dogs on the boardwalk, (a no-no) and the other ranger had to eject one person for life for bothering mama gator at her nest. People really take advantage of no one being around to stop them from doing what they know is wrong. Of course, that would happen once in a while while workers were there, but in that case, just a simple phone call to the office took care of the problem. Oh, well, God is still good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Timothy 6:17
Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life....
May God's grace be with you all.

1 Timothy 4:8
Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important....

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

Love and hugs,