Thursday, March 21, 2013

Paul's request for prayer

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! One day I have the windows open and the next they are closed and a bit of heat is needed! What changeable weather we have! I remember when I was just 12 or so, we would go to Sunrise services at the Spa Beach downtown, sponsored by a local church and it was nearly always a little cool, so I guess this weather is to be expected near Easter.

 After the yard man came yesterday, and we talked a while about the sprinkler system he wants to install for me, It was not long after that until my cleaning ladies came, so I did not have lunch until later in the afternoon That was okay, because I had a late breakfast. I always enjoy chatting with them while they work.

Well, looks like I can finally dispose of my birthday balloons! It has been two months since Mari treated me to lunch and that's when she loaded me down with balloons. They have drifted all across the room and are now sagging about three feet from the ceiling. But, my, they have lasted far longer than I thought they would! I have enjoyed looking at them, but all good things must come to an end.

I am still learning to use my iphone, and making slow progress just pushing buttons and exploring. Brian has helped me a lot , but I am not so adept with my thumbs and texting, so I still have to use the tip of a finger. At least I know how to call someone!

I have been in the park each day and see the ibis, (which are also walking down through our neighborhood yards, daily). I noticed the anhinga has decided to stretch his wings close to the road, now, instead of being on the weir. I also saw a small gopher tortoise on the grass near the old tunnel. Come to think of it, I believe turtles are hatched from eggs. That must be why the gophers are digging tunnels to lay the eggs in. Never thought about that before. Oh, well, God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Thessalonians 
Finally, dear brothers and sisters, I ask you to pray
for us. Pray first that the Lord's message will spread
rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when
it came to you. Pray, too, that we will be saved from
wicked and evil people, for not everyone believes
in the Lord. But the Lord is faithful: he will make you
strong and will guard you from the evil one. And we 
are confident in the Lord that you are practicing the
things we commanded you, and that you always will.
May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper under
standing of the love of God and the endurance that
comes from Christ.

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

Love and hugs,