Thursday, March 19, 2015

Faith Brings Joy

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! The latest weather report says we will not have rain until Monday, so that means more of these beautiful, sunshiny days! I don't keep track, but I think this is the earliest I have had the A/C on continually in March. It is mostly to filter the air because of the high pollen count. I have to put the sun screen up in the van, unless I want to have a very hot steering wheel when I get through shopping!

Yesterday I got hungry for a Reuben sandwich for lunch, so, instead, I drove to Arby's and got a Rachel, which is their version of a less sodium filled Reuben. It was lots of turkey with thousand island dressing and cole slaw on top. I also ordered a side salad to go with it. It was a good sandwich and I enjoyed it!

While Cheryl was cleaning I saw a flock of ibis in the yard, pecking busily as they wandered through. They just seem to flow from one yard to the next, all down the block..a good way to get rid of all grubs. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:
Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith,
we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord,
has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into
this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we
confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we
know that they are good for us--they help us learn to endure.
And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character
strengthens our  confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation
will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because
he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

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

Love and hugs,