Wednesday, August 14, 2013


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 was quite windy a few minutes ago, but now the air is calm and the sun is shining, so it looks like another hot, humid day is ahead for us.

I received a call from my bank early yesterday, informing me that some fraudulent purchases had been made with my debit card, so they wanted me to come in as soon as possible to sign some papers and take care of the serious matter. I am so baffled by this and why someone would go to all that trouble to be a criminal...I just do not understand!!

After I finished with the bank, I went to the library, returned a couple books and picked up one I had ordered, then decided to go on to the cleaners to pick up my Amish quilt I had left for cleaning. After leaving there, I drove back up 4th St. to the Salvation Army and dropped off several bags of clothes and other items, from cleaning out my closets. I still need to clean out more stuff! For every new item I buy, an old one must be discarded. Right!

I drove on to the park after all that, and absorbed some of the peace I always feel there. Then back home to make the bed with clean sheets and eat some lunch! God is good!

From the devotional book Quiet Moments with God:

As Time Goes By

This is the day which the Lord
has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 NKJV

"Where does the time go?" we ask. Here it is--a
new day on the horizon--and we can't  remember
how it arrived so quickly. Why, last week seems like
yesterday, and last year flew by like a video is fast forward.

And worse, it's hard to remember what we spent it on.

Shouldn't I have more great memories? we wonder. What
did I accomplish? IS this all I've done with all that time?

Singer Jim Croce mused in his hit song "Time in a Bottle"
that "there never seems to be enough time to do the things
you want to do , once you find them." We search so hard for
happiness. But often, we don't understand that happiness is
 not a goal to be won, but a by-product of a life well spent.

This "Old English Prayer" offers simple instruction for enjoying
the day that the Lord has made:

Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved, it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

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

Love and hugs,