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 thought the weather man said no rain for the next five days, and while it is not raining, still the sky is overcast and no sun is shining now. It was a few minutes ago. But it has turned a bit cooler, and I had the heat on for a little while. When I am not moving, I get chilly.
Well, I did not stay up for the election results, but I was pretty sure by the time I went to bed that Obama had been re-elected. As I was reminded this morning of a quote by R. C. Sproul..."It does not matter who is in the White House. What matters is Who is over it!" So. at least, all the political mail, commercials and phone calls, will now cease, and I for one am glad. I am on the Do Not Call registry, but that does not stop charities, and political calls from coming. One morning I had 8 calls in twenty minutes! I am thankful for caller I.D. because I do not pick up or answer strange numbers with no name.
Yesterday, I went out briefly to run an errand, and stopped in at the park, to see what was going on. The family of moorhens that lives across the street on the other side of the weir, was gathered in front of the gate at the weir, running around and looking like they wanted to get in . All they had to do was go around it or fly,, but I guess they didn't realize that. On the other side of the gate were two anhingas. Maybe they were having a conversation with the moorhens...:o). The sun was shining after a morning rain, and quite a few people were walking around and enjoying being out in the fresh air. The acorns are falling there, just a s they are falling here. I can hear them on the flat roof of our fireplace room, and have decided that is what I hear when I thought it was the acorns falling down the chimney. There is no way anything can get in the chimney. I went outside and looked, and the wire cover over the top is in place and doing its job, so I don't have to worry about a bird or critter getting down into the fireplace. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I be at peace with others?
Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
When we pursue peace with others, the Lord supports us in every way. He guards our steps and hears our prayers. We can pray confidently for him to change our own hearts and to touch the lives of those with whom we want to be reconciled.
Matthew 5:0 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses us as we seek to bring his peace to others.
Psalm 37:37 Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful
future lies before those who love peace.
Bitterness and revenge can never bring lasting satisfaction.
Anger and conflict will destroy our future. God promises a great
future to those who make loving him and living at peace with others
as a way of life.
Proverbs 13:20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts
that are planning peace!
Seeking peace with others is one of the surest ways to release streams of joy and peace into our own hearts.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,