Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jesus, the True Vine

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 a little rain last night early, but today is sunshiny and warm with just a cool breeze blowing. It is predicted to reach almost 80 by the end of the week!

My yard man did not come yesterday, so I called him to see if he had quit, but he said he had taken off Thanksgiving week, and yesterday his helper did not show up. But he was already here this morning, so all the leaves and acorns have been blown off temporarily, (they are still falling), and the yard cleaned up in the front. I am glad that is taken care of..

I made a shopping trip to CVS yesterday and got some needed things. Then, after I came home I decided to go on over to Big Lots to get another string of lights, because my handy man is coming Wed. to put up the outside lights. I think I did not get what I wanted the first time I was in, but this time I got the long icicle lights, which I think are so unusual. While I was there, at the Rutland Plaza, I had thought to go in the Romance Jewelers to get a couple watch batteries replaced, and much to my dismay, discovered they had gone out of business! I really enjoyed visiting with Roger when I went in! Sigh. So sad to see another small business close. Guess I will have to go to Northeast Shopping Center now, for the batteries.

I drove on to the park after that disappointment, and, once again, lots of people were out enjoying the sun and exercise. One man was crouched down just watching a gopher tortoise, who was staring right back at him. Ibis and egrets were in the canal again, but when I drove by Lynch Lake earlier, there were flocks of seagulls, an osprey on the line, wood storks on the banks, and one pink beauty shining among the ibis! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 15:5-8
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me,
and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me
you can do nothing. Anyone who parts from me is thrown
away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are
gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you stay joined to me
and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you
like, and it will be granted! My true disciples produce much
fruit. This brings much glory to my Father.

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

Love and hugs,