Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2 Timothy excerpts

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! Looks like spring is here and summer close behind...I have the A/C on and it will stay on as long as the air is humid and filled with pollen.

The air was quite warm yesterday, but the breeze was cool as I came out of the doctor's office. Hopefully I am through with that for a while! Once again, I did not take a book , but just sat while people watching...always an interesting pastime. I have learned to be thankful that my health is as good as it is, since I see persons younger than I, who have great difficulty moving around and others with caregivers, bringing them in to their appointments. One bright spot, though very noisy, was a baby about five months old, whose mother finally picked him up out of his carrier and he immediately got quiet and just looked at everyone with his big, brown eyes. So cute!

After I finally got out, over an hour later, I drove on to the park, to see a car parked while the passenger took pictures of a great white heron, posing on the bank of the weir. A beautiful white contrast against the green backdrop.It was late in the afternoon, but lots of people were still there. I don't know how many birds nest at the park, but already a dove has laid eggs in my oak tree over the driveway. I noticed when I retrieved the dumpster last week that an egg had fallen out and was on the ground. Doves build very sloppy nests, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Timothy 2:3
Endure suffering along with me as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 
And as Christ's soldier , do not let yourself become tied up
in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy  the
one who has enlisted you in his army. Follow the Lord's will
for doing his work. Just as an athlete either follows the
rules or is disqualified and wins no prize. Hardworking farmers
are the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Think about
what I am saying. The Lord will give you understanding of all 
these things....
`I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and 
eternal glory  to Christ Jesus  to those God has chosen.

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

Love and hugs,