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! Lots of sun and a cool breeze so far, but it is already in the eighties and will be getting warmer later on. Just another summer day!
Last week in celebration of Mothers Day, the pastor's family were taking pics of all the mothers, individually, so when I walked in, they ushered me to a chair and snapped a photo of me holding the MOM letters. It turned out pretty good on Facebook. All of the kids and moms looked good, in fact. It was a good idea. Even some of the guys got in on the fun and turned the letters around so they spelled "WOW". Typical guy thing!
I thought the crowd was a little sparse yesterday, and then I counted in my mind all the couples that were missing and a lot were on vacation. But many of the college students were home and it was good to see them. The singing and worship was lively, as usual. I really enjoy the drums!
Well, I have a new Times carrier as of this morning, and he or she tossed the paper down at the foot of the driveway. My old carrier, Joe, put a note in the Sunday edition yesterday and said it was the last day he would be delivering and thanked me for being his customer. He has faithfully put the paper in a chair right by the front door for over a year rain or dark of night. So, I called delivery this morning, and asked to have the new carrier do the same. Since I use the cane, it is difficult for me to go get it and have to bend down. Ah, the joys (and pains) of getting old!
I drove through the park after church and all was quiet. No herons, or egrets in sight, but lots of greenery and people having picnics or walking dogs. Of course, the squirrels were out scampering about and daring me to run over them, as they stopped in the middle of the street. They usually move at the last minute, though. But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
But if you are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies.
Do good to those who hate you. Pray for the happiness
of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If
someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek.
If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give
what you have to anyone who asks you for it, and when
things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back.
Do for others, as you would like them to do for you.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,