Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cruisin' thru Colossians

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! It's overcast right now, but I am thinking that it will soon burn off and then we will have lots of sun like yesterday.  Temp. is still in the high sixties, so our cold spell did not last long. But we could use some more rain, because the yellow pollen is floating around and all the cars that sit outside are coated with it.

Yesterday, Rick, my worker bee came to tear down the old shed in the back yard, and that was interesting. There was stuff in there that I had forgotten all about, if I ever knew it was in there. Some antiques and a lot of junk! Rick made three trips to the dump in his pickup, and he will be back Tuesday to finish up. With the shed gone, the backyard looks bigger, but also bare. When I get the sprinkler system installed, and grass sodded, perhaps things will be green again. Hopefully. 

I invited Rick to have lunch with me, which he did, and we had a nice chat. I found out a lot of personal stuff and trials he has been through. His 17 year old daughter was in a bad auto accident about three weeks ago, and is recovering from a lot of broken ribs, plus other injuries, so he has been taking care of her, since he is divorced. He is a joy to have around, because he is always smiling and very good natured. Tall and rumpled, but a hard worker! God has blessed me with good people to do for me what I can no longer do. 

After Rick was finished, I took the van over to the park and saw that lots of people were there. One couple had their two German shepherds on leashes and they were sniffing at a gopher tortoise, which was not paying them any attention. Even though the wind was blowing and lots of pollen was in the air, it didn't seem to bother anyone. Not everybody has allergies like I have. Brian stopped by after he left work and took me to the new Wawa to get gas, which was 3.59. Afterward, we drove by Walmart to check out their price and it was the same! I could have gotten 5 cents off with my card! Oh, well, God is the provider and He is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 1:9-14

So we have continued praying for you ever
since we first heard about you. We ask God to 
give you a complete understanding of what he
wants you to do in your lives, and we ask him
to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Then 
the way you live will always honor and please
the Lord, and you will continually do good,
 kind things for others. All the while, you will 
learn to know God better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened
with his glorious power so that you will have 
all the patience and endurance you need. May
you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father
who has enabled you to share the inheritance
that belongs to God's holy people, who live in
the light. For he has rescued us from the one
who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and he
has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear
Son. God has purchased our freedom  with
his blood and has forgiven all our sins.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis