Thursday, January 10, 2013


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! Well, it is still morning, although I am very late this morning! I kinda mix chores with pleasure., stopping washing sheets and eating breakfast to read a chapter or two in the current book I am reading. Seems like when I get caught up in a good plot, I think "just one more chapter" and before I know it, several chapters later, I realize I have to get going!

I stripped the bed this morning, so I still have to put the clean sheets back on and leave the blanket off, since we are continuing our summer weather. My cleaning ladies came yesterday and they were really warm after all their work. I am the last house they do, so I don't know where they get the energy! They said they had to work around Christmas decorations and stuff in most of the houses, but. thank goodness, mine are all put away and I am slowly working on cleaning closets once again!

Also, Jason, the yard man, came, unexpectedly, (I never know when he will show up) and as we were standing on the porch talking he reached up, indicating the Christmas lights and asked if I wanted them down. I said ,"Sure", so he took about five minutes and took them all down. He is very tall, and did not even need a ladder! I really appreciated the effort. Now, if I could only get a volunteer to clean the filter....I am blessed to have such helpful people in my life!

I went to Sweetbay yesterday and came home with a load of groceries! I had not been shopping for a while and my list was long. I was able to get everything on it, except guava jelly, and shells. Guess I will have to go to Publix for those. Anyway, I cannot repeat enough, God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time,
thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG
If you genuinely desire to know God, then you must pray a lot. Is prayer an integral part of 
your daily  life, or is it a hit-or-miss habit? Do you "pray without ceasing," or
is your prayer life an afterthought? Do you regularly pray in the quiet moments 
of the early morning, or do you bow your head only when others 
are watching? If your prayers have become more a matter of habit than
a matter of passion, you're robbing yourself of a deeper relationship with God.
And how can you rectify this situation? By praying more frequently
and more fervently. God is always near, and He 's always ready to 
hear from you. So don't worry about things; pray about them. God is waiting
and listening!

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

Love and hugs,