Friday, November 18, 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! Well, sure enough, our one day cool front is here, but will soon move out and we will have warm weather clear through to Thanksgiving, so we enjoy the change while we can!

I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday, whose office is attached to the St. Anthony's complex. They have finally finished the outside of the new ER and other rooms enough so that the regular route to the office is now open, after months of driving through a maze to get to it! The new addition still has finish work to do on the inside, but is already landscaped on the grounds. Nice!

After waiting thirty minutes in the waiting room (I always bring a book),I was taken back to the examining room and, surprisingly, only waited five mins. for the doctor to come in. He's a talker and I have to interrupt him to tell him anything or ask any questions, but he is tops in his field and has interesting stories to tell. BTW, I checked out ok.

It was late when I left, so I went to the park when the shadows were long, and the sun was brilliant setting in the west...not good driving. The gopher was still sitting on his front porch, in the same position as Wed. and the squirrels were gathered under the same oak. Sometimes it seems like time stands still there, although everything is constantly moving. Then I drove to Wendy's and ordered a Jr. cheeseburger and small salad. When I got home, I discovered no burger, but the salad. So, I got in the car and drove back to Wendy's where they were very apologetic and gave me a free Frosty because of the mistake. I actually thought it was my fault, because I assumed both items were in the same bag, but they simply forgot to give the burger to me. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

 How can I be joyful in hard times?

Habakkuk 3:17-18 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation.

Philippians 4:4,12 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again---rejoice!...I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.

Joy is a choice. We may not realize it, but we choose our moods and our attitudes. God's promises in Christ are the basis for choosing joy no matter what we face.

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

Love and hugs,