Monday, November 9, 2015

Roamin' thru Romans

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! There are big rain clouds hovering right off the coast which are moving on shore, so, since it is already overcast, I think we will be getting it soon. We had rain yesterday late afternoon and actually, it was welcome. The top layer of the soil had dried out, even after all the rain we had last month. We are supposed to get cooler temps later on this week, so fall is coming!

There has been a lot of activity around here this morning, Last evening while Brian was here, we were sitting in the living room and he heard a dripping sound. We immediately went to the garage and checked the A/C and sure enough, water was pooling on the floor. The drain pipe was clogged, so I turned the thermostat up, and called Acme. They have been our service people to go to for 43 years. They installed our original A/C unit and furnace. So, they came about 9 and got busy cleaning the drain, cleaning the filter and then discovered I needed two new parts which they installed. The big helper asked if I wanted the dumpster brought back up and I accepted his offer, with thanks. I will probably get a big bill, but that is one of the joys of being a home owner!

Just before they left, my yard crew arrived, and started their edging, mowing and blowing, so the Acme guys left and I brought the car back in the garage. So all is well at the moment. I am grateful for the helpers I have!

We had another powerful sermon yesterday from Pastor Kevin and good singing. People are so kind to me  (due to my age and the fact that I walk with a cane). It is difficult for those of us who use canes to get through the crowds without getting over balanced. I know I worry about someone bumping into me and causing a fall .It's just that they enjoy talking and visiting and don't pay much attention to people trying to get around them. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 12 12:17-21
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Do things
in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible .
Dear Friends, never avenge yourselves.
Leave that to God. For it is written,
"I will take vengeance,
I will repay those who deserve it"' says the Lord.

Instead , do what the Scriptures say:
If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink
and they will be ashamed of what they have
done to you."

Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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

Love and hugs,