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 finally have a little cooler weather...not chilly, but definitely cooler. My indoor-outdoor thermometer read 69 degrees an hour ago. I think that's the first time it has been in the sixties since last winter. But the sun is shining and it will warm up to the low eighties today!
As I was watching the last of the Packers game, which they won, yay!, I heard a splat on the porch. Since it was dark and the light was on outside, I did not check, but was pretty sure it was the hanging plant falling. I was right. When I checked this morning, there it was sitting on the floor. The hook holding it in had once again come out. I am expecting my handy man in another week or so, so I will ask him to hang it back up. It fell once before and Daryl put it back up at Christmas, so it held for quite a while. It grows so fast, I have to keep trimming it, and since the wind was blowing, I think that is what made it fall.
I had a good weekend. Brian took me to Verizon where my new iphone 6s had come in, so after transferring the data from my old phone to the new one.we were good to go.It is a pretty phone...rose gold, so I got a cover that does not obscure the color, but adds gold stars to it.
Brian put some extra apps in it and I have used it a few times, so it works well. I am amazed at all the things a person can do with a phone like that! Not me, yet!
Also, I watched the Gators lose to LSU. With all that has been going on with the Gators, I did not expect them to win, but it was really close, so maybe it will be a good season after all. But the Packers won! Philip Rivers, the quarterback for the Raiders, had a wonderful game. Too bad he lost. He is only 33 and has 8 kids! Wow! Congrats to his wife!
We had another good service at church with more in attendance than last week. We are getting quite a few visitors and they look young. That is a good thing.
I drove around Lynch Lake and saw a flock of ibis gathering around a man who was fishing
I did not know they would do that, but they were hoping for a hand out! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
1 John 4:16-21
God is love, and all who live in love live in God,
and God lives in them. And as we live in God,
our love grows more perfect. So we will not be
afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him
with confidence because we are like Christ here in
Such love has no fear because perfect love expels
all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and
this shows that his love has not been perfected in us.
We love each other as a result of his loving us first.
If someone says, "I love God," but hates a Christian
brother or sister," that person is a liar, but
if we don't love people we can see, how can we love
God whom we have not seen? And God himself has
commanded that we must love not only him but our
Christian brothers and sisters, too.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy, and love!
Love and hugs,