Monday, November 26, 2012

Ephesians 5

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! My indoor/outdoor thermometer read 53 for outdoors  this morning, and below 70 indoors, so I was chilly. I got up about 2:30 thinking the heat was on, but it wasn't so I set the thermostat to come on and went back to bed before the sheets got too cold!

We had a very nice two day Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else did. Brian and I went to the Hangar on Thursday, and found two friends already there, They invited us to sit with them, which we did, and had a delightful time of chatting and enjoying our meals. Then, Friday, we drove up the Suncoast Parkway, and went to Dunnellon to have another meal with my niece, her two sons and my sister and other niece. It was a beautiful sunshiny day with hardly a cloud in the sky all day. Kim, my niece, had roasted a turkey, so we had stuffing. mashed pots. roasted veggie medley, cranberry relish sauce, and a variety of desserts. It was all delicious!

This has been a busy morning all ready for me. I have my sheets in the washing machine waiting for me to put them in the dryer, which is full of towels, so I have my work cut out for me. I put the flannel sheets on the bed so I don't have to contact the freezing percale, when I climb in!

There was a chili supper at church last night, followed by the decorating for Christmas. I did not go for the first time in ages, because I had  an upset in my innards, but I am fine today. I think I will call my handy man to get started on my decorating if he has time, because Brian has an injured shoulder, and should not be lifting or reaching until it heals.

When I drove to the park Saturday, I saw a lot of cars and a great blue heron on one side of the bank by the weir, and an anhinga drying wings on it. And, across the street, the black, shiny gator was in his usual spot catching  some rays. Then, driving around Lynch Lake on my way to church, I noticed the water was like a mirror, with one lone moorhen leaving a wake to disturb the glassiness. On the far side, a lone wood stork was standing in the water, and under some trees the ducks were gathered. Very peaceful! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 5:15-20

So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. Then you will sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the Lord in your hearts. And you will always give thanks for everything to God the Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Love and hugs,