Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pressing toward the goal

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! Lots of sun already and hopefully, lower humidity, but we may still get rain later this afternoon. Last evening, I heard the hard rain coming down all at once, with no thunder or lightning, so I was really surprised! It just poured five or ten minutes, but then quit. Water is still dripping down off the roof, so it has not dried off, yet.

As I was putting the dumpster in its place yesterday afternoon, I noticed some large, black splashes on the side of the house. They look like tar, like someone high up just took a brush and shook off three big splashes. I guess this is one of those mysteries that will never be explained, because I have had no roof work done, nor have the neighbors. I don't have a clue about how to get it off, either. Sigh.

Well, my butterfly bush  in the backyard is still attracting the beautiful critters as they go fluttering by my window, and the bird of paradise has a couple blooms on it. Also, I noticed a couple azalea flowers on my hedge in front, so the abundant rain must have caused them to decide to blossom! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 3:12-14

I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things
or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working
toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me
for and wants me to be. "No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still
not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this
one thing. Forgetting the past, and looking forward to what
lies ahead , I strain to reach the end of the race and receive
the prize for which God through Christ Jesus is calling us up
to heaven."

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

Love and hugs,