Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paul's Thanksgiving and Prayer

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 watched the weather forecast this morning and the rain is supposed to not happen so much today, which is a good thing. Yesterday it started about 1:30 and rained the rest of the day! We are saturated, but my beauty berry bush is in full bloom, that is, it is full of purple berries and I have a pretty bird of paradise on the other bush. It is so thick, I cannot see the other blooms, if any.

My cleaning ladies came yesterday, just ahead of the rain, and they are always fun to talk with while they scrub,mop and dust. They pretty much know what is going on in the neighborhood, since they live here, too,

I found out that what I thought was a dead lizard under the pc desk, was actually, (don't laugh) a dead leaf with a long stem. Cheryl was brave enough to pick it up. She is fearless when it comes to dead leaves! :o)

There is concern about the possible hurricane, now tropical storm Isaac, as it relates to the RNC, which is starting in just a few days. There will be an impact felt here, because the storm is a thousand miles wide, so probably all of Florida will be having a lot of rain and floods, but I am praying that the winds won't cause any damage, not just for the RNC, but for all of us!

Well, since I did not care to go out in the rain yesterday, I stayed in and enjoyed watching the Rays win their afternoon game, Go Rays! And later on, I believe the Yankees lost! Yay! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 1:9-14

So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Then the way you live will always honor and please  the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while you will learn to know God  better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God's holy people., who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness and he has brought us into the Kingdom of His dear Son. God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has  forgiven all our sins.

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

Love and hugs,