Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wisdom and Praise from Scripture

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! Another beautiful, sunshiny, chilly day, but warming up to the seventies soon. Meantime, I have the heat on just to warm the house up. My feet and hands get cold if I sit around, so I am grateful for socks! Can' wear gloves around the house, so I just have to keep the hands busy.

I cooked turkey Spam and eggs with spreadable cream cheese and guava jelly on toast for breakfast, along with my hot cup of tea! Yum!

Well, color has come to the park and my yard! The azaleas are starting to bloom and I have some pretty pink one,. and in the back yard against the house, the prettiest of all, the dark pink bush that is very old has some big blossoms on it! I am so glad to see the colors as they start blooming! The amaryllis should be showing off also, but mine do not do so well, because I don't take care of them. I noticed one had already bloomed and wilted, but the big lubbers get after them and eat all the leaves. Grrr. Working in the yard is too hard for me, now, so I just have to accept what I can do and be glad for it!

My cleaning ladies came yesterday and we had an interesting chat while they worked. They admired my balloons which are still flying high in a colorful cluster against the ceiling next to the fireplace. When they start losing their gas (the balloons not the ladies), they will gradually get lower and lower, until I will have to dispose of them. But the house is clean and the dryer is full of clean towels, which I have to fold, so I can do another load of laundry.

When I drove to the park yesterday, I saw that some of the azaleas have started to bloom, which is good. The hedges are not taken care of since the park has no workers there every day, so since they were not pruned back so far, there should be more flowers this year.. The water is the canal is still up from all the construction which is almost finished and the egrets certainly appreciate that! I saw anhingas and turtles sunning along the bank of the weir, and a young woman taking photos with a large camera. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Lamentations 3:22-26
The unfailing love of the Lord never ends By His mercies
we have been kept from complete destruction. Great
is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day.
I say to myself ,"The Lord is my inheritance, therefore
I will hope in him!"
The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him
and seek him.

Proverbs 3:21-25
My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight.
Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you
honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and 
keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without
fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid
of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, 
for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from
being caught in a trap.

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

Love and hugs,