Friday, February 10, 2012

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! Lots of sunshine today, preceding the rain which is to come tonight or tomorrow, and the winter weather for another day or two. This has really been a mild winter so far...more like spring!

My azaleas are finally blooming and so are the ones at the park! They are so pretty this time of the year. It doesn't last very long, but bring beauty when we need it! I still have not found the name of the little yellow breasted bird I saw in the hedge yesterday, but used to see a lot of them at the park. All was quiet at Sawgrass yesterday..lots of people but not many animals visible, except for the ibis, which were decorating a tree hanging over the canal.

My friend and worker, David, used the Cover Up kilz I bought with the advice of Mr. Putnam at the hardware store, and it worked  very well to cover the water stain from the leak in the roof of my fireplace room. I am blessed to have friends who do the work for me, He also did some trimming around the yard, where plants are really starting to grow, with the warm weather we are having.

I was surprised with a phone call from my nephew, who is a Major in the P.D. in Albany, GA. He was telling me about Ancestry,com. and the info his son found there. Apparently, they are related in some way with Bing Crosby and Sarah Palin. Russ says they both know how to tap dance! :o) (little political statement there.)

I went to the library after finishing my other chores and errands and came across several friends from church! Good place for people to meet! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 4:1-9

Dear Brothers and sisters, I love you and long to see you, for you are my joy and the reward for my work. So please stay true to the Lord, my dear friends.

And now, I want to plead with those two women, Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. And, I ask you, my true teammate, to help these women, for they worked hard with me, telling others the Good News. And they worked with Clement  and the rest of my co-workers whose names are written in the book of Life.

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again, Rejoice! Let everybody see that  you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me, and heard from me. and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis