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 have blue skies, a few clouds and it is a little warmer than yesterday with no fog. I do not have the heat on, so it is warmer in the house than previously.
Yesterday, I accomplished a few goals...that is, I did some Christmas shopping at the Family Christian Store and took care of five people on my list! Seems like each time I go in there, they have different associates. My check out clerk, Mike, was not too friendly, which is really unusual for that store! I guess being a believer is not a requirement to work there, but it must be hard to give helpful advice on product if you aren't. Since I worked for twelve years in a Christian bookstore, I feel I know how to be people friendly. He did not even ask me for their card, but I gave it to him anyway. Oh, well...maybe he was having a bad day.
After stopping off at the park to see the turtles and egrets and ibis, I came on home, wrapped up all the gifts I have, so far, and relaxed. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
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
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophesies. But
test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep
away from every kind of evil.
Now, may the God of peace make you holy in every way,
and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept
blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
God, who calls you, is faithful; he will do this.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,