Tuesday, December 29, 2015


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! The wind has really picked up, so lots of leaves are falling and blowing. Mine get blown into the neighbor's year and then down the street, but many of them pile up on the front porch. While Daryl was here, he did some sweeping and kept it fairly clean. In spite of the wind, it is a very warm morning and promises to be another warm, dry day. But, cooler weather is expected this weekend, so, once again, I will be running the furnace for the second or third time this winter. From A/C to heat!

I am not making very good use of my time so far. I have to put clean sheets on the bed, but I got caught up in watching Kelly and Michael. They really seem to like each other and are so funny at times. It's fun to watch them work together.

Well, I got permission from the Sanitation Dept. to have the recycle bin picked up and put back by the driver, with a little symbol on the street in front of the house, but I did not think to ask about the garbage. Brian has been taking it down on Sunday, ant then usually my yard guys put it back by the garage, but they did not come yesterday and my neighbor did not bring it back, so I will call the sanitation dept. once again and see about having it picked up and brought back. It is a chore for me to pull it back and use my cane for balance.

Yesterday, I drove to the bank and passed Lynch Lake on the way. Large flocks of ibis, including two wood storks and Muscovy ducks were gathered on one side, and as I slowly rode by admiring them, one of the wood storks rose in flight. It was the first time I had seen one fly. Impressive wing span! However, instead of looking graceful, it looked awkward, but I was still impressed. God is good!

How can I best use time?

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
There is a time for everything; a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time
to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. a time to grieve and a time to dance. A time
to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to keep
and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a
 time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. What do
people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about
this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given
people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planned eternity in the human heart, but even so, people
cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
Valuing time begins with seeing it from God's perspective. When we do
this, we learn that there is always time for accomplishing God's plan
for our lives.

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

Love and hugs,