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! It is good to see the sunshine and know that the chance of showers is low today. Once again, I was prevented from attending church because of the rain yesterday. Pastor Kevin is preaching an excellent series on "Love Illuminated".
I did not go out until later in the afternoon after watching the Packers win! Go Packers! Then I returned a book to the drop box at the library, and saw Sonnie and Christa walking toward me on the other side of the street, looking like newlyweds, instead of the parents of five children, two almost adults! Well, I guess Sam is an adult. Anyway, I waved at them and continued on as the light changed and drove on to the park. I saw only one egret beside the canal, which was full from the morning rain, but coming by Lynch Lake, I saw a flock of ibis, an anhinga with wings outspread, an egret and once again the all white duck. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Are we beginning again to tell you how good we are?
Some people need to bring letters of recommendation
with them or ask you to write letters of recommendation
for them. But the only letter of recommendation we need
is you yourselves! Your lives are a letter written in our hearts.
and everyone can read it and recognize our good work
among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ prepared
by us. It is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit
of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but on human
We are confident of all this, because of our great trust in
God through Christ. It is not that we think that we can do
anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and
success come from God. He is the one who has enabled us
to represent his new covenant. This is a covenant, not of
written laws, but of the Spirit. The old way ends in death; in
the new way, the Holy Spirit gives life.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,