Thursday, June 5, 2014

Paul's Final Advice

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! Lots of sunshine and not much chance of rain, and even the air is still right now, without a breeze. It will be a hot one later on, like yesterday.

Speaking of yesterday, I made it a point to be at the Lab for work early, so did not get time to send my usual blog. I walked in the door at Quest and saw a friend from church standing at the counter, so had a chance to speak with her for a few minutes. I had not made an appointment, but did not have a very long wait. Afterwards, I went over to MacDonalds for a very salty cheese, bacon, and egg biscuit. That is probably the first meal I have bought there in a few years. They are not my favorite fast food place. However, I could hardly wait to get home for my cup of tea!

Cheryl had called to say she was cleaning by herself, so she came at 10, and I did not even have time to clean up my few dishes, which she was happy to do herself. I had no energy after giving about 5 0r 6 vials of blood, so I just sat and vegetated while she was here.

I felt much revived  after lunch and drove on down to the cleaners to pick up my Amish quilt, and then visited the park on the way back home. It was very quiet, few people and cars, and peaceful and calm. I saw the tan gopher tortoise and egrets and herons in the canal. And, BTW, I have an amaryllis blooming!! They bloom around Christmas, and this is the first time I have ever had one bloom in June! God is good!

From the Promise Bible  NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-19

Dear brothers sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the
Lord's work. They work hard among you, and warn you
against all that is wrong. Think highly of them and give them
your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember to
live peaceably with each other.

Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy.
Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who
are weak. Be patient with everyone.

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good
to each other and to everyone else.

Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens,
always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to
 Christ Jesus.

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test
everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from
every kind of evil.

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

Love and hugs,