Thursday, February 19, 2015

Paul's Final Advice

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the chilly day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Try to stay warm everybody! The sun is shining but that cold, north wind is blowing, making the air very cold.

However, just received texting from Daryl in TN, that the temp is so cold that if hot water is tossed into the air, it vaporizes before it hits the ground. The temp up there is 9.

Well, I drove out to the doctor's by myself yesterday, and found a parking space just across from the entrance! Amazingly, I was called back just about 5 minutes after I signed in! Of course that doesn't mean that you get in to see the doc right away, but it is the first step. The male nurse who takes all the prelim. info, kept his hand on me all the way to his office, and was very kind as always. Then he led me back to the exam rooms where I thought I would have to sit and wait for a room to open up, but instead, he put me right into a room, where I waited only about ten minutes before Dr. Proper, himself, came in. He actually spent about five minutes with me! He took a picture of my nose, as usual, as did the nurse. He thinks it is healing well, but is taking longer than he thought and wants to see me in two weeks. I was glad to get out of there so soon!

Traffic was heavy and it was time for schools to let out, so I had to drive slowly through several school zones. However, I still got to the appointment on time. I stopped at Winn Dixie before going home, to pick up a few things I was out of, and when I was back in the car, Cheryl, my friend and cleaning lady, came up to me to chat. A man missing a leg came up to us in a wheelchair, and gave a story about needing $18 for a room for the night. He couldn't get into "tent city" because of not being a user,etc. Anyway, Cheryl, being kind- hearted, gave him some money, which he thanked her for, She said it was "Pay it forward" day, and then we saw him giving the same spiel to someone else. Oh, well, she did a good deed. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 4:14-22

Dear Brothers and Sisters, honor those who are your leaders
in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and warn you
against all that is wrong. Think highly of them and give them
your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember
to live peaceably with each other.

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 Christ Jesus.

So not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test every
thing that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.

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

Love and hugs,