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 is cloudy now, but we have had sun this morning. I was just standing outside talking with my yard man and the air was definitely cooler than it has been, so I guess the prediction of the cold weather coming this weekend is true. Well, we take what the Lord gives!
With the shed gone and a sprinkler system in my future, soon, the outside will be looking better, then I have to think about painting the inside of the house. There is always something, but I am thankful for the people that I have helping me. My cleaning ladies are coming today, so I am getting quite a payroll!
The only place I drove to yesterday was the park, after the hard rain. I noticed about a dozen or more cars and people walking their dogs and even picnicking, so everything must have dried off pretty quickly. I noticed a young gator on the bank by the weir and stopped a minute to look at him, and then admired the azaleas which are still pretty. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
God has given each of us the ability to do certain
things well. So if God has given you the ability to
prophecy, speak out when you have faith that God
is speaking through you. If your gift is that of
serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher,
do a good job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage
others, do it! If you have money, share it generously.
If God has given you leadership ability, take the respon-
siblity seriously. And if you have a gift for showing
kindness to others, do it gladly.
Don't just pretend that you love others, really love them.
Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love
each other with genuine affection and take delight in
'honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but
serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in
trouble, and always be prayerful. When God's children are in need.
be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting
guests home for dinner, or, if they need lodging, for the night.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,