Monday, January 13, 2014


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! Seems like our weather is up and down...yesterday was sunny and just a little cool but today is chilly, but still sunshiny! Just right for a lot of folks, even for those whose work takes them outside.

We met our retired interim pastor yesterday, and, of course, there was a reception with cake in between services! Our church people like to eat! I saw some more new faces in the crowd and I don't know how many were at first service, but I have a lot of gratitude and respect for all the volunteers who are giving service in any capacity needed, while we are searching for a new pastor. We are blessed with talented people!

I visited the park over the weekend and saw the large gopher tortoise, hurrying on all fours to a spot overgrown near the drive.I don't often see them walking, since they are usually nibbling as the meander along. They look as comical as gators with their short legs. A lot of people were out and I thought there must have been a celebration under the shelter, but no one was there, so the boardwalk must have been crowded with people walking and enjoying the beautiful day! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What do I do with the problems that worry me?

Psalm 55:22 Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you. He will not
permit the godly to slip and fall.

Philippians 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God
what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens
to you.

Prayers and a godly perspective drive worry from our minds and hearts. Peace
comes when we pray, release all our cares to the Lord, and focus our minds
on the promise of God.

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

Love and hugs,