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! We have had very hot days, but then the thunderstorms come and cool things down a bit. Yesterday, I left here for church, and it was sprinkling, but I thought I saw an end to the clouds right in the church's direction. So, I decided to drive on, but just a few blocks later, it started to pour and by the time I arrived at church, it was a downpour, so I circled around and drove back home. I could have sat in the car and waited for the rain to quit, but it is very difficult to handle a cane, a Bible and an umbrella. I really hated to miss worship, though!
Saturday I made a trip to the hair stylist and went out to Walmart where I was pleased to see that Gas prices have dropped. I filled up the tank and then visited the park on my way home. Last evening as I was waiting in line at the drive thru at Arby's, which took a long, long time, I watched as a lone ibis came strolling between the cars to the crotons and shrubbery planted around the menu sign. Totally ignoring the cars, he looked at all the plants and then plucked some critter off one of the leaves and wandered off to a large oak tree, where he pecked something off the ground. Then, on the way home, I saw a large osprey sitting on the line above Lynch Lake. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
God has given each of us the ability to do certain
things well. So if God has given you the ability to
prophesy , speak out when you have faith that God
is speaking through you. If your gift is that of serving
others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good
job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it!
If you have money, share it generously. If God has given
you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.
And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others,
do it gladly.
Don't just pretend that you love others. really love them.
Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of good. Love each
other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring
each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord
Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble,
and always be prayerful. When God's children are in need,
be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting
guests home for dinner or, of they need lodging for the night.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,