Monday, May 4, 2015

Cruisin' thru Colossians

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! This may be the last day in the series of low humidity. cool breeze days, but I have really enjoyed them! I took the van through the touch free car wash Friday and it dried on the way home...not a drop of water was left anywhere! Even though it says "spot free rinse" there are always a few spots left on the windows and side mirrors, so I usually clean them anyway.

We had a long church service yesterday.  It included receiving new members, choir singing, worship songs, preaching, and communion. Since I attend second service, it did not really matter how long it took, because I was not going to a restaurant. Brian had taken me to dinner at Cody's Roadhouse, Saturday, which we enjoyed. But I must say, those peanuts leave a mess on the floor. Must be a big cleanup job for someone after hours!

Well, the freshly trimmed trees really let a lot of light in the west facing windows, which include my bedroom. The reason the trees were planted in the back yard, was to keep the sun off the windows and provide some relief from heat. Now, the sun shines brightly in the late afternoon and it will be hotter as we get into summer. Hopefully, the trees will continue to grow quickly to provide more shade.

As I drove to the park after church, I noticed some large magnolia trees in bloom with their huge waxy, flowers, and the jacarandas are still blooming with lavender blossoms dropping on the streets and yards. I have also seen some large gardenia bushes in full bloom. A beautiful time of year! The park was crowded with lots of people on the bridge and having picnics and parties! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 3:2-25

...Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as
though you were working for the Lord, rather than
for people. Remember that the Lord will give you
an inheritance  as your reward, and the Master you
are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong you
will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God
has no favorites who can get away with evil.

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

Love and hugs,