Monday, September 21, 2015

Joggin' thru James

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! Sunny and humid again, but beautiful..that's the way we like it!

I just had to leave for a few minutes to talk with Ray and Tim from church, who are going to fix the fence this morning. My yard men are due so with the fence fixers and yard men, it will be crowded for a few minutes. I am so happy for my church family, who take such good care of me!  But the yard guys only take about five minutes, so they won't be a problem.

Saturday, after I left the hair salon, I decided to pull into CFA to get some lunch. Well, I was last car in the drive thru lane and was just able to get in off 4th St. As we slowly pulled around to the menu board, I saw that one of the managers hadaid two employees taking orders from the cars. Another employee was taking payment from the cars, and logging them in on a portable computer under a canopy. So, all the drivers had to do was pick up the food as they got to the window, where another manager was happily handing it out! It was a model of efficiency, and good training in being very polite! No wonder Chick-fil-A is so popular!

We had a powerful church sermon yesterday in the series the pastor has been teaching. A smaller crowd at the second service, but a large one at the first. I have had just one hearing aid for over a week, because the other one had to go the factory for repairs, but Pastor Kevin has a clear, loud voice and I have no problem in hearing him...and other people as well. I introduced myself to a young man who had taken the last seat on the row in front of mine, and when I looked at his face, realized he was older than I had at first thought. I thought he was a teen-ager, but realized he must be in his late twenties or early thirties. Anyway, I learned his name and the fact that he had been coming for three Sundays. He was so soft spoken, I could barely hear him. Afterward, I saw him with his phone in his hand and asked if he needed a ride, which he declined, saying he had someone coming for him. I had never done that before...just felt compelled.

Well, I noticed lots of butterflies flitting about, and yesterday, I swept lots of acorns and leaves off the porch, so fall is definitely on the way. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 1:2-8
Dear Brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way
let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested,
your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when
your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character
and ready for anything.

If you need wisdom---if you want to know what God wants you to
do---ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your
asking . But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect
him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of
the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that
should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They
can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in
everything they do.

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

Love and hugs,