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! Brrr! The temp is up to 53, but the sun is shining, so I am thinking that we will warm up to the sixties as the sun climbs. But the prediction is that this will be a winter week. We have not had consistent cold weather yet this winter.
I did not make it to church yesterday, because I had twisted my knee getting out of the van Friday night, so I was using Louis' old three wheeled walker and did not feel confident enough to get myself into church. Brian had said he wanted to take me to dinner and would pick me up at 1, so I was looking forward to that.
To my surprise, when we got to Cheddar's Mari and Kris, Gil and Lee, and Jan and Billy were there waiting to give me a surprise dinner, balloons and all! Mari has managed to surprise me for at least three birthdays and I never suspect a thing! They even had gifts for me,including a layered box of Godiva chocolates, which I shared! It was a fun time of sharing and laughing.
By the way, my knee is much better and almost back to normal for an old knee with many miles on it! God is good! Now, if my arm would heal up from some unknown strain which caused a strange red spot and pain in my middle finger....
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I experience God's strength in my life?
He gives power to those who are tired and worn out;
he offers strength to the weak...Those who wait on the Lord
will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Life wears us out, but waiting on the Lord renews our strength.
Our limitations remind us to rely more fully on the Lord.
When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me
the strength I need.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,