Monday, March 30, 2015

Jesus Predicts His Death

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! I just had men swarming all over the backyard on this cool, sunshiny day. The Duke Energy tree trimmers really took big hunks out of my oaks in the back that were overhanging the power line. I foresee a warm summer for my bedroom since the shade from the trees is gone and it is on the west side of the house. I knew the guys were coming, though, because I have seen them all over the neighborhood. I had a conversation with the Mexican who was up in the tree. He offered to trim the limbs away from the roof for a price, but I declined. I prefer to get bids myself.

Last Friday I had an appointment with the dental hygienist for the six months cleaning. She also took x-rays, which I hate, because it hurts to bite down on the gizmo she puts in my mouth. One bright thing, though...I stopped for a red light at 62nd and 66th St. and then did not stop again until Tyrone Blvd, which is about 4 miles away. Amazing! All green lights! Did not happen on the way home, though.

I have discovered through the internet and Facebook that I have relatives living in England. Second cousins and maybe more. Adam is a young man whose grandfather was my father's brother, and my Uncle. The world is getting smaller!

Well, I visited Trader Joes for the first time Thursday. Probably for the last time, also. I don't know what I expected, actually, but I will stick to Publix from now on. I was interested in their frozen foods, because they had some different items that looked very interesting. I thought the breads were expensive, so I did not buy any. Oh, well, at least I went!

I visited the Park after church, yesterday, and saw some black, wet turtles on the bank of the weir, and lots of people walking and picnicking. It was a beautiful warm, sunshiny, day! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Mark 8:31-

Then Jesus began to tell them that he, the Son of Man,
would suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the leaders,
the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He
would be killed and three days later, he would rise again. As he
talked about this openly with his disciples , Peter took him
aside and told him he shouldn't  say things like that.
Jesus turned and looked at his disciples and then said to
Peter very sternly, "Get away from me, Satan! You are seeing
things merely from a human point of view, not from God's."

Then he called his disciples and the crowds to come over and
listen. "If any of you wants to be my follower," he told them, "you
must put aside your selfish ambition,shoulder your cross, and
follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose
it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the
Good News, you will find true life. And how do you benefit if
you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul  in the process?
Is anything worth more than your soul? If a person is ashamed of me
and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, I, the Son of Man
will be ashamed of that person when I return in the glory of my Father
with the holy angels."

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

Love and hugs,