Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Love for Enemies

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! What can I say, except "ditto"? Today is the same as yesterday which started out cool and then got very warm in the afternoon. It got up to almost ninety, in fact! But, except for the lack of rain, it is great weather!

Well, people, I did my ironing! Actually, I did not have as much as I thought I had, and it only took about ten minutes to do it.Some tasks are not as hard as we think they will be, if we just get to them! Sigh. Now, to start on closets....

I think I have new Times deliverers. The past two days the paper has not been in the chair..the usual spot by the front door. Yesterday it was on the floor beside the chair, and today is was right in front of the door on the floor. I'm not complaining, because it is still delivered by the door, but for over a year it has been put in the chair. I have given little gift certificates occasionally as a thank you for their faithfulness, because it takes extra time for them to walk up the driveway to the door instead of just flinging it from the car. Maybe the regulars are just on vacation.

I heard a noise out in the street late morning, and saw that the city had decided to fill in a pothole that had been forming in front of the house for the last six months. I had called it in and a lady came out to inspect right away, but nothing was done to fix it until yesterday. Guess these things have to be scheduled way down the line, but at least it is done!

I ran some errands before school let out, and then drove to the park and saw lots of egrets, ibis, and a couple woodstorks in the canal, which is very low on water. I think this makes it easy for the birds to fish for their lunch. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Luke 6:27-31

But if you are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.  Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt, also. Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it, and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back.  Do for others as you would like them to do for you.

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

Love and hugs.