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 know I am late again this morning...just moving slowly in this cool weather. But the sun is shining through the clouds and the wind has calmed from yesterday, so that's good! I had to run a couple errands yesterday and decided to treat myself to a half price milkshake at Steak and Shake, because I was thirsty.
I took the shake to the park and sat for a few minutes with the windows down, just enjoying the peace. Of course, the squirrels were running around everywhere, but I did not see any ibis or egrets. However, it was still a lovely day and I was glad to have that place to go for awhile.
I was watching all the pictures of the devastation in the eastern states, including NY. I just cannot imagine no subways, and this morning I heard that Manhattan is totally without power. The airport is still closed and I saw the picture of many cabs sitting in a flooded parking lot in NJ. Just incredible! Another tragedy is the sinking of the Bounty. I remember touring it when it was first anchored at the Pier, on its first trip here. The Captain, who is still missing is from here. Prayers go out to the people who have lost homes and will be rebuilding for months to come. But, through it all, God is still good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can God help me cultivate good habits?
1 Timothy 4:7-9 Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives tales.
Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. Physical
exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises
a reward in both this life and the next.
1 Corinthians 9:25 All athletes practice strict self control. They do it for a prize that
will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.
Godly habits--such as reading the Bible, praying and giving our time and
money in service-give us spiritual stamina, purpose, and direction for our lives.
They also help us keep our eyes on the eternal prize.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,