Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Good words from Hebrews

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 is already very warm and humid this morning, which does not mean we will have a cooler weekend. In fact, the weather people say it will be a very hot weekend!   
A funny thing, when I opened the front door this morning, I saw what looked like little white flowers growing out of my welcome mat!!! They are actually some strange kind of toadstools...very delicate looking. The mat stays wet all the time from the rain, and there must be enough dirt in it to grow mushrooms! Not to eat, though. There was also a baby gecko  lurking just underneath the door, but I did not want him to get in the house. I used to find eggs in the mailbox, but none lately.

I made a trip to the doctor's yesterday for a check-up and even though I was the first patient there after their lunch break, I still had to wait for thirty minutes in his examining room. I took my Tim Tebow book with me and spent the time catching up on my reading. The Dr. admires T.T. and thinks it would be good for the Bucs to have him as quarterback in case theirs gets injured. Interesting...

I drove to the Park in the heat of the day, after the Dr. visit, and saw that the canal in front of the weir, is once more just full of green algae and trash..guess things will get worse before they get better. Not many people were there, because of the heat and it was midday. But a young woman came running down the sidewalk and on to the bridge not seeming to mind the heat. She was running very fast and looked to be in good shape. I only saw one egret fishing, but lots of squirrels, as usual. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper then the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. 

10:23 Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds.

35..Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

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

Love and hugs,