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!
After the very warm Christmas, we continue with the high seventies and low eighties weather, but we really need rain, so maybe in the next few days, God will bless us with some.
I don't know about you all, but I still have decorations up, and the table set for our Christmas dinner, well, the place mats are still in place, but everything else is cleared off and put away. We had my sister and niece, and Brian and Daryl and me, and another niece in spirit, since she wanted to be here and contributed to the meal. We missed her!
Daryl made it back to TN in good time Saturday, leaving here at 6:30 AM and arriving there about 8 or 9 hours later. He said all the traffic was headed south, while he was headed north. He and Brian got to spend a lot of time together, shopping, while I stayed home, since they were shopping for me, and I don't get around too well any more.
Our Christmas Eve candlelight services were unique at the end. The pastor announced that each car would have a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts on the windshield, but not to be eaten by us. They were to be given away to people who had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas day! A lot of good stories came out of the giveaway and we heard some of them in church yesterday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas worshiping our Savior's birth and here we are with a New year coming up. Who can hardly wait to see what God has in store for us next year?! God is so good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What are the benefits of wisdom?
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.
My child , don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disasters or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what's right. More than that,wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, with Thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,