Monday, January 5, 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! We have had such beautiful, warm weather for the past few days, it will seem like a drastic change when the cold front comes through in a couple days!

The weather was just about perfect the week Daryl and Matthew were here. Of course, after leaving the chilly weather in TN, anything warmer than 60 degrees felt good to them. But they had plenty of good sunshine to ride around in and visit all the places  they wanted to, including the beaches and various restaurants. I was really glad to have them for awhile!

We had a large crowd at church yesterday for both services and there seems to be an air of excitement over the new pastor. Actually, the whole Dean family was there yesterday, with Alan, Steve and Kevin and families and Phyllis and her brother Mark, But our interim, Pastor Dave is still here and gave the message and served Communion.

Also, my favorite song O Happy Day was belted out! Well, that's one of my favorites! There is a lot of truth in the lyrics!

I have been busy putting Christmas decorations away, with Brian's help, but still have not completed that task. The outside lights are still up, and I need them taken down. Guess I will have to call my handy man to do that and some other things that need doing.
My yard man was here early this morning, about 8:30, but all he did was blow all the leaves into the azalea bed. He seemed to be working alone today.

I have noticed all the wood storks around Lynch Lake and even over at the Park. I don't remember seeing that many in other winters. Also, I saw the big, shiny gator taking in the sun on the bank of the lake off to the right of the road as I drove into the park one day last week. I am still excited to see the gators, after all this time! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Jeremiah 30:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give
you a future and a hope. In those days, when you pray,
I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find
me; when you seek me, I will be found by you," says
the Lord. I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes.

As Tim Tebow says; "I may not know what the future holds,
but I know who holds the future."

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

Love and hugs,