Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Paul's Final Advice

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! Today is a lot like yesterday in temp. but rain is predicted for later this afternoon. And, of course, the front porch which was blown clean Monday is now full of leaves again! I have noticed, though, everywhere I go, that streets, gutters and yards are full of fallen leaves, so everyone has the same problem. This just happens to be leaf falling time! But, soon, the new green buds of spring will appear and then the seeds will fall. Sigh.

Well, my birthday balloons are running out of gas. I have had them on the hearth, floating proudly above the mantle, but now two of them are drooping all the way down to the floor. Seems like last year, the balloons Mari got for me lasted a lot longer, but maybe I am just not remembering too well. Since they are tethered together, I will just let them droop for awhile. Ah, memories! Such good times and good friends!

I drove through the park yesterday, and saw quite a few cars, but not many people, so guess they were out on the boardwalk. The big, brown gopher tortoise was almost hidden in some shrubs but no one was around him. It was a really warm afternoon, so folks were out enjoying it, while snow was falling across the northeast part of the country. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 John 5:12-19
Brothers and sister, honor those who are your leaders
in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and warn you
against all that is wrong. Think highly of them and give them
your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember tp
live peaceably with each other.

Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy.
Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who
are weak. Be patient with everyone.
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good
to each other and to everyone else.

Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always
be thankful for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ

So not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test
everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away

from every kind of evil.

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

Love and hugs,