Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A new Commandment

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 are in the midst of a storm right now, with the wind blowing and rain pouring.  However, it is supposed to blow over quickly and then the sun will shine again, although cold weather is if the offing by the weekend. We surely needed the rain!

My handy man, Rick, came an hour early so he could beat the rain in doing his work, which he did. I now have a nice brick patio in the backyard, where the shed once stood. Rick beat the short concrete foundation out with a sledge hammer and broke it up, then took down my old clothes line poles which have been standing for perhaps forty years... No end to maintenance!

I did a little shopping yesterday and then wound up at the park, where the small flock of ibis were pecking away in nearly the same spot as the day before...in the hollow between the circle roads. I also saw an almost invisible great blue heron standing by the weir, with a large, wet snapper turtle a short ways away. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 John 2:9-14

"If anyone says, "I am living in the light", but hates
a Christian brother or sister" that person is still 
living in darkness. Anyone who loves other
Christians  is living in the light and does not cause anyone to stumble. 
Anyone who hates  a Christian brother or sister is
living or walking in darkness. Such a person is lost, 
having been blinded by the darkness.

I am writing to you, my dear children,
because your sins have been forgiven because of Jesus.

I am writing to you who are mature because
you know Christ, the one who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you who are young, because
you have won your battle with Satan.

I have written to you, children, because  you have 
known the Father.

I have written to you who are young  because
you are strong with God's Word living in your
hearts, and you have won your battle with Satan.

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

Love and hugs,