Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paul's Final Thoughts

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! We had quite a noisy thunderstorm last night after a very warm day with lots of sun and warm breezes. Looks like today will be another one just like it!

We had a very informative meeting at church yesterday morning, to start accumulating memories and stories of the early beginnings of Faith Covenant Church. Our new member, Shirley, is quite gifted at getting the info and gathering us together to take on this project, which we hope to get finished by Oct. to celebrate the 35th anniversary of FCC. It was a fun time with some of us old timers remembering special moments in the life and times and those "God Moments" which make up our history. We each have big assignments to get all this recorded and assembled in just a few months...but God is in control!

Afterwards, I drove on to Wendy's to get a salad for my lunch, and had to figure out how to dodge the trucks and tar machine that is repaving 4th St.Between that and the construction still ongoing at 83rd and 9th St, , it becomes an obstacle course on those two streets!

But I drove on to the Park to find all was quiet, with several Ranger trucks parked and people watching and taking pictures of the egrets and herons in the middle of the overgrown canal, getting their food. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 4:4-9

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again ---rejoice!
Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.
Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.
If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far
more wonderful   than the human mind can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live
in Christ Jesus.

And Now, Dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more
thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is
true and honorable and right. Think about things that are
pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that
are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into
practice all you have learned from me, and heard from me
and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

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

Love and hugs,