Monday, March 24, 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! Well, I did not expect to wake up to rain , because I thought the prediction was for rain starting this evening.  This serves a good purpose, though, because the pollen was getting bad again. There are seeds from the oak trees every place!  My front yard and the back, also, are covered with a carpet of seeds. So, the rain dampens down the airborne dust and that's a good thing!

There was a scarce crowd at church yesterday, because of spring break. I know of at least two families who have gone on cruises, and several people were racing at Ft. DeSoto, so I think the regulars will be back next week. I had two visitors sitting on either end of my row, so people are still coming in.

It looks like my birthday balloons have finally given up floating...the last two are sitting on the hearth, so I will cut them up today. Sigh. It was so thoughtful of Mari to buy all those pretty balloons just for me! I have really enjoyed them!

I drove to the park after church yesterday, which is doubly covered with oak seeds and leaves. I was surprised to see how low the water in the canal was. I really don't know the reason for that. But lots of people were walking dogs, having picnics and watching the ibis and herons fishing along the muddy banks. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Can any sin be forgiven?

Mark 3:28-29
I assure you that any sin can be forgiven, including blasphemy, but anyone
who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin.

Romans 8:38
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.
Death can't and life can't . The angels can't, and the demons can't . Our fears for today , 

our worries about tomorrow , and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.

Forgiveness is not based on the magnitude of the sin, but the magnitude of the
forgiver's love. No sin is too great for God 's complete and unconditional love. The
Bible does, however, mention one unforgivable sin---harboring an attitude of defiant
hostility toward God that prevents us from accepting his forgiveness. Those who
don't want his forgiveness place themselves out of its reach.

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

Love and hugs,