Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top of the Mornin'! Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! It is a dark and windy morning, with storms headed for us in an hour or two or maybe less. I have been watching radar and the large band of stormy weather is slowly moving toward Pinellas, with maybe tornado watches in the future.

Well, the pollen will be wetted down once again, so allergies will be helped for a little while. The oak pollen was piled up everywhere yesterday, even at church. Speaking of church, it was good to see Don and Peggy Logue there for the wedding of Jessie Bowman and her fiance. They look really good for great grandparents!

It was really good to be back at church for the first time this month...good to be all healed from the nasty bout of bronchitis I had! Pastor Dave has a lot of good stories to tell along with his sermons, since he is retired and has lots of memories.

I drove over to the park several times during the weekend and the leaves and seeds were all over the roads and sidewalks! not a good place to be if you have allergies. I noticed a wood stork and a flock of seagulls, taking in the sun as I rounded Lynch Lake. They were enjoying the sun amidst lots of palm fronds, which were blown down due to the strong winds! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who made us his captives and
leads us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now
wherever we go he uses us to tell others about the Lord
and to spread the Good News like a sweet perfume. Our
lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God. But this
fragrance is is perceived differently by those being saved
and by those perishing. To those who are perishing  we are
a fearful small of death and doom. But to those who are
being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is
adequate for such a task such as this? ...We preach God's
message with sincerity and with Christ's authority. and we
know that the God who sent us is watching us.

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

Love and hugs,