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 an overcast morning with a light rain falling and more predicted later on..remnants of Patricia or El Nino, depending on what weathercast you watch. From the earlier traffic reports, the roadways are a mess with accidents on all the main freeways, so I am so thankful my family does not have to travel at this time.
Well, a funny thing happened yesterday. As I was typing I reached for my Bible to copy the scripture for the day, and bumped the esc key on the keyboard and everything disappeared! Did not go into "drafts", or trash, so apparently, it is floating around somewhere in space. Since it was late, I did not want to start over, so just took a day off.
What I said was that it was a wonderful, fun day of celebration at Faith Covenant for the 37th birthday of the founding. Our founding pastor, Don Logue, was honored as Pastor Emeritus and there was choir singing of "Cornerstone", and O, Happy Day, two favorites of mine, plus another excellent sermon from Kevin Dean in his series of Love Illuminated!
Tables were set up on the street in back of the church, which was closed off for the occasion, but because the walk was too long for me, I decided to stay inside in the kitchen area to eat my bar-b-que cole slaw and beans. Brian, was with me and Tim set up a card table for us. Before long, we were joined by other friends who stopped by to chat and eat, because it was so hot outside where bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, icees, face painting and other activities were taking place. There was also a dunk tank which was welcome on such a hot day! Thanks to all the guys who took part in it! It was a wonderful time for all! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they
can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves
break in and steal . Store your treasures in heaven, where
they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where
they will be safe from thieves.. Where ever your treasure is
there your heart and thoughts will also be.
So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life---whether you will
have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of
more than food and clothing?
Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put
food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them, and you
are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add
a single moment to your life? Of course not!
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,