Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Greetings from James

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! I see sun and a dark cloud outside my window, so instead of the late shower we had last night, we may have an early one today. Which is fine with me, because I have laundry to do later, and don't need to go out.

Well, I called the plumber yesterday to unclog my shower, and he did a great job! The problem now is, since the tiny plastic plugs have been removed, the water comes out so forcefully that before I can rinse off, I am standing in a couple inches of water! I may have to call him back!

My cleaning ladies are not due until later this afternoon, so perhaps I can do grocery shopping before they come. I took a trip to the library and got an armload of books, then stopped and got iced tea since yesterday was National Iced Tea day.

Afterwards I drove to the peaceful park and saw that the canal was still half full with water and I could only see one egret in it! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 1:2
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity
for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance is fully developed, you will
be strong in character and ready for anything.

If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do---ask him
and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him,
be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled
as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should
not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds.
They waver back and forth in everything they do....

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

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

Love and hugs,