Tuesday, January 6, 2015


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! Well, the humidity is much lower today, and the air is cooler, but still sunshiny and fairly warm. It will continue to get much cooler until we reach lows of the forties on Thursday. I am just spoiled because it has been such a warm winter!

Yesterday I tackled just one shelf in the linen closet, and found things I had forgotten were in there. I am now starting another bag for the Salvation Army I have filled one and am ready for another, but first I have to go grocery shopping. I finished up my blackeyed peas with sauteed red bell pepper and sweet onions the day after New Year's, so I need more veggies.

There are a couple of cats roaming this neighborhood and they are not feral cats. They belong to a man who lives behind Kim, my cleaning lady and they are using my yard and others as litter boxes. Matthew stepped in a pile when he was here and tracked it into the house, so they had a time cleaning that up and also his shoe. I know the man, but apparently, he does not have a phone. So I am in a dilemma about what to do to tell him to keep his cats at home. If only they were indoor cats!

I watered my hanging porch plants yesterday, and got a little water on myself from reaching so high, but they are still pretty and doing well. They are Christmas gifts from my boys! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Where can I find security and hope in the midst of tumult and change?

Lamentations 5:10 Lord, you remain the same forever! Your throne
continues from generation to generation.

Malachi 3:6 I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants
of Jacob are not already completely destroyed.

James 1:17 Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above,
who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting

Hebrews 13:6 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Both our security and our hope are rooted in God's unchanging
character. People will make promises one day but disappoint us the next.
Sin or circumstances beyond their control prevent them from keeping
their promises. God's faithfulness and love, however, are not subject to
the fluctuations of time, space or human mortality. We will never suffer
because of God's fickle whims, irrational mood swings or inability to
handle the circumstances.

(I am having plastic surgery on my nose tomorrow to remove a basal cell,so
I will not be sending the Gator Bytes. Please pray all goes well.)

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

Love and hugs,