Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Advantage of Companionship

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! We had a lot of fog earlier, but now the sun is shining and it is warming up. Another beautiful day!

Rick, my handy man came early and put up the outside Christmas lights, cleaned out the rain gutter, which was full of leaves and acorns, and changed a bulb in the kitchen. He is a good man, and I am blessed to know someone who can do work for me. He said he is two weeks behind in his work, so I am not the only one who relies on him.

I went to Cartek yesterday when I noticed I had a front tire which looked a little soft, and Ray checked all the tires and said they were a little low on air. Tomorrow I take the car in for service. Ray is a good man, too! After I left the shop, I stopped in at the Park, to check it out and saw three wood storks standing along the bank of the canal, just looking in the water. That's a little unusual,seeing them there, because they usually do not hang out at the park. I also saw the usual anhinga drying wings and a few ibis pecking along. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ecclesiastes 4:7-12

I observed yet another example of meaningless in our world. 
This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother,
 yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can.
But then he asks himself, Who am I working for?
Why am I giving up so much pleasure now? It is all so 
meaningless and depressing.

Two people can accomplish more than twice as much
as one; they get a better return for their labor. 
 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
 But people who are alone when they fall are in real
trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same 
blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how
can one be warm alone? A person standing alone 
can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand 
back- to- back and conquer. Three are even better,
for a triple- braided cord is not easily broken.

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

Love and hugs,