Thursday, May 8, 2014

Faith Brings Joy

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! More sunshine and humidity on tap for today, so it looks like time to get out the summer clothes and put away the winter duds!

I did not go out yesterday. I was resting my heel and ankle as much as possible, so I waited for my cleaning ladies to come and let them do any work that needed doing. They were very sympathetic and since Kim just had her knee operated on, she knew that resting the joint and applying ice is very important.

Well, Praise God, when I rolled out of bed this morning, there was no pain! I am walking almost normally, now. All I did yesterday, was take an Aleve in the morning, and again in the evening before bed time. Maybe that helped, plus prayers!

I have been working with a stopped up shower drain for a while, now, and tried everything to get the water to flow out faster. Finally, I called the plumber yesterday and was told that when he finished a job he was on, he would be out in the afternoon. I received a call about 3 PM that he would be on his way in just a few minutes. When I called an hour later, the dispatcher was shocked that he had not come yet, so she called him and said he had made two stops and was on the way. Well, when he still had not come about thirty minutes later, he called and said his truck would not start. Long story short...he finally came about 6 and augured out the drain, and the water flows out freely! PTL!

I have been watching out my window, the butterflies circling by..a pretty swallowtail and a black and white one. I don't know my different butterflies very well, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 5:1-
Therefore, since we have been made right in God's
sight by faith, we have peace with God because of
what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because
of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of
highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently
and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and
trials, for we know that they are good for us---they help
us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of
character in us, and character strengthens our confident
expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not
disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us,
because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts
with His love.

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

Love and hugs,