Monday, June 9, 2014

Roamin' thru Romans

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! The days seem to be all the same lately...sunshine, heat and breezes, but the car gets so hot when parked in the sun for any length of time! Summer is here!

Seems like each time I think I have a free week in front of me, God has other plans. I look at my calendar and see blanks, but before I know it, activities pop up and off I go!

Some of you may have read the article in the TBT about the reunion of the class of "44 from SPHS. Well, that was my graduating class! It was historic, because we graduated the evening before D Day, when the world, as we knew it, changed. I had invited Brian as my guest at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, so he was able to take time off work to pick me up and take me there.

There were a surprising group. larger than I had thought, and even though there were walkers, canes and wheelchairs, we all had a good time seeing old friends. Lots of pictures were taken by a pro photographer, the daughter of one of our classmates. I have not seen mine yet, but the class picture taken of all of us, turned out pretty good! I was one of the "younger" ones since I graduated when I was 17. Ah, Memories...

We had a good lively church service yesterday, with all the youth leading, including worship, singing, playing instruments and giving testimonies. Since the service ran over time, the pastor said he would hold his sermon for another time. I stayed afterward talking to Drew and Tim about iphones and how to send pics. Very helpful, but I still don't know how. Sigh.

Well, I drove to the park later on in the afternoon, after returning books to the library book drop, and saw quite a number of people there. The roseate spoonbill was there pecking away in the grassy bottom of the canal. and squirrels were zipping all around. Speaking of wild animals; I had gone to Boston Market for my dinner, and a beautiful egret was hanging around the drive thru window looking for a handout. When I was ready to go, I saw Victoria Egret's head right in front of the van. so I had to slowly keep rolling toward her, so she would keep backing up. she finally took off in the air! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 8: 35-39

Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer
loves us if we have trouble  or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold
or in danger or threatened with death?( Even the scriptures say, "For your sake
we are killed every day ; we are slaughtered  like sheep." ) No, despite all these
things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't
 and life can't. The angels can't and the demons can't. Our fears for today ; our
worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.
Whether  we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean , nothing in all
creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed
 in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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

Love and hugs,