Thursday, April 24, 2014

Know Your Objective

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 Another sunshiny day which started out with fog, but is now clear and bright! We are headed up to the eighties today, but yesterday was just perfect with the low seventies and lots of sun. Great time of the year!

I am seeing lots of beautiful jacaranda trees in full bloom, everywhere I go. I expect the people who have the blooms dropping all over their yards and cars are not too happy with them, but what a gorgeous display they put on every spring! After they get through, the Royal Poinciana trees will be blooming, but there are not nearly as many of them as the jacarandas. Speaking of trees, my small crape myrtle, which I thought was dead after the cold spell we had, Is now growing by leaps and bounds! The rain really brought it back and I have a feeling it will have very pretty flowers later on.

My cleaning ladies were here yesterday, after being delayed by a terrible wreck on their way here. The street they were traveling on, was totally blocked by the police and first responders, so they had to take a long detour. You can't be too careful these days!

I had gone to the super market before they came, and got almost everything on my short list. I get a little annoyed when the cashier and stock person bagging carry on a conversation instead of paying attention to me, the customer, while ringing up my groceries. Sigh. Just me being cranky.

 I got over to the park later in the afternoon and enjoyed the peace and seeing the usual ibis and egrets in the middle of the canal. It is so low that they hardly get their feet wet as they walk and dig for grubs. But, as always, God is good!

From Quiet Moments with God:

The man who plants and the man who harvests
have one purpose, and each will be rewarded
according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 3:8

A quote from one of the devotionals....

Christians are frequently admonished to value one another's work
and to work in a spirit of cooperation. This is easier when every
member of the team clearly understands the objective. When the
objective if finally attained, each is able to share in the satisfaction
of seeing his or her contribution to the overall success.

Focus on the objectives you are working toward, and make certain
the whole team has a clear understanding of the goals that have
been set.

More men fail through lack of purpose
than through lack of talent.

Billy Sunday

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

Love and hugs,