Thursday, August 6, 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! We have sunshine again and a warm, moist breeze, which means it will be very hot later on. I don't think we can complain about the heat after the steady rain we had for a week. Many people are still flooded in parts of Hillsborough County, with lots of damage done to roads that were under water. Not to mention foolish people who tried to drive through deep water and stalled their cars, causing damage.

Yesterday the cleaning friends came and we caught up on the neighborhood news. The wasps got sprayed next door. I happened to be in the garage when I saw him, (the sprayer) in the back yard jumping back each time he sprayed.. Hopefully, he got all of them.

I am hoping to get some info from my friend about who to call for the wallpaper/drywall damage inspection and repair. That needs to be taken care of soon. Then the roof which is still covered with a tarp needs to be repaired. That's the joy of owning your own home!

I received a letter from Teco gas, offering sympathy for my loss. (which was 5 1/2 years ago) and basically wanting to know who was going to pay the bill. I have been paying online for all that time, so someone is just waking up at the gas company.  Oh, well.

It is good to see the birds and butterflies out and about now and enjoying their pursuit of food. The sky is blue, the sun is bright and all is well. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 5:3-5
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems
and trials, for we know that they are good for us---
they help us to 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,