Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1 Thessalonians

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another chilly morning, but with clear skies and lots of sunshine, and with a promise of warmer temps in the next few days. Yesterday was beautiful...just cool enough for long sleeves and a light sweater.

I had a visit to my dentist across town just a stone's throw from Tyrone Mall. You can imagine what the traffic was like! I drove all the way out 62nd Ave. behind a car from Michigan which was going under the speed limit. No passing on that two lane street, so I listened to Christmas music on the radio and tried not to think evil thoughts about the driver. I was glad to get to 66th st. which is three lanes, so I chose the middle lane where the MI, driver was not! I made the appointment with 5 minutes to spare and got in to the hygienist chair right away. Whew! That was an ordeal! I got an excellent report on my teeth, though! She said I must floss like a mad woman! (Which I do after every meal).

After a stop to shop a little, I made my way home without getting behind another slow driver, and stopped off at the park to see what was going on. There were quite a few people there and the guy who lives in his car was there sorting through some of the stuff he has crammed in his formerly nice Toyota.

I had read an interesting article in the Times a couple days ago, about what critters live in the gopher tortoise tunnels besides the gophers. I was amazed that besides the snakes, which I knew about, there are even burrowing owls that live there, raccoons, and other animals. The tunnels are very long with side areas that serve as rooms, I guess. God is good!

From The Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

I can tell you this, directly from the Lord:
We who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him
ahead of those who are in their graves. For the Lord himself will
come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of
the archangel , and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians
who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we
who are still alive, and remain on the earth will be caught up in the
clouds and will meet the Lord in the air and will remain with him forever.
So comfort and encourage each other with these words.

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

Love and hugs,