Friday, November 20, 2015

Phippin' thru Philippians

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 had a little rain which lasted throughout the night..not much, but just enough to dampen down the pollen, which is good. It is overcast again this morning, because a cold front is coming this weekend, and we will have our first really fall weather. By Monday, we will have lows in the fifties! I will probably have to turn the furnace on for the first time since early in this year.

I went with a group from church yesterday to an early Thanksgiving lunch at Miller's in Bradenton. The church had hired a Martz bus for all 36 of us, which was very comfortable. It was tough for us with canes and walkers navigating the steps we had to climb to get in, but there were sturdy men to help us getting on and off . Sitting up high in the bus, gives a good view of the water as we drove over the Skyway. I did not see any boats, but since it was a weekday, that may have cut down on the boating. However, there were numerous people fishing from both ends of the old bridge.

The restaurant was not very crowded, and the servers had us set up with a long table , booths, and another table in the back. We had a surprise waiting for us, as Pastor Dave and Kay came up from Venice to be with us. We all enjoyed a turkey dinner and our choice of desserts. I chose to bring mine home along with leftovers. That was a lot more than I usually eat at lunch! I felt very well cared for, with Kathy as she constantly looked after me, and Hazel sat beside me as we chatted. I was so glad I went! My thanks to Kathy for organizing the lunch!

After we got back, I took my books back to the library, and dropped them in the book deposit, without going in to check out more. I have to do that today. Then I drove on to the park and saw lots of ibis on the way. Also, yesterday, as I drove around Lynch Lake, I noticed that the wood storks are back. There were a couple of them almost hidden in the flock of ibis! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 2:14-
In everything you do, stay away from complaining
and arguing, so that no one can speak a word of
complaint against you. You are to live clean, innocent
lives as children of God, in a dark world full of perverse
people. Let your lives shine brightly before them.

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

Love and hugs,