Monday, September 23, 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! Well, the Lord has made a rainy day today. Already we have had a shower, and last night it must have rained quietly. So, the wind has picked up and the sky is overcast, but it is still a great day!

Still, the rain does not matter to my new yard man. If he says he will be here on Monday, then he  is, no matter the rain!

There must be a family of rabbits living in the neighborhood.  Saturday evening, I saw one in my side yard, well camouflaged, but I spoke to him and he just looked and still sat in front of the neighbor's fence, trying to get into their yard. They don't seem to do me any harm, so maybe they eat on the other neighbor's fruits.

I saw something; either a bird or squirrel attacking a mango hanging in the tree next door, and , sure enough, the next day, all that was left was the seed! So. whatever it was, liked the fruit!

Brian and I had lunch at the Hangar yesterday after church. We had planned to go to the Columbia for their 1905 prices day, but got to thinking we would have not only a long wait, but it was a long drive to Sand Key, so we changed our minds, and got home in time to watch the Rays win again!

I later saw a menu posted on Facebook, and the highest priced item on the menu was 2.95! Ah, those were the days, until you consider the wages were not much higher! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can God help me cultivate good habits?

1 Timothy 4:7-8
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives tales.
Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness.
Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more
important , for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.

1 Corinthians 9:25
All athletes practice strict self control. They do it to win a prize  that
will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.
Godly habits ----such as reading the Bible, praying, and giving our
time and money in service---give us spiritual standing , purpose and
direction for our lives. They also help us keep our eyes on the eternal prize.

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

Love and hugs,