Thursday, December 31, 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!  This is also the last day of 2015, and the whole month has set a record for high temps for this time of year! I watched on the news, pics of the band from Tenn. playing on Clearwater beach. They are here for the Outback Bowl. But Sunday is supposed to be much cooler, so they may still get a taste of weather like that back home.

I went to the Library yesterday, and saw two Mormon missionaries taking a break, texting on their ipads or tablets. It is a good place to cool off and get a drink of cold water. They left about the same time I did, and as I got to my van, a large flock of ibis flew overhead and landed awkwardly on the lines, trying to balance as the lines blew in the wind. They were right over the young men's heads and I was hoping for no accidents!

They took off on their bikes and I headed for home, because by that time, the sun was low enough that my visor just barely kept it from shining in my eyes. As I drove around Lynch Lake , more ibis and ducks were gathered there taking a siesta. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Under what circumstances does God promise abundance to us?

Malachi  3:10-11 
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so
there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the Lord Almighty, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have room enough to take it in! Try it! Let me prove it to you! Your crops will be
abundant for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not shrivel before they are ripe," says the Lord Almighty.

Philippians 4:19
This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious
riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
God's abundant provision is a gracious gift. When we give what God requires we receive more than we could ever desire.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love! And wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Love and hugs,