Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Paul gives up his rights

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! Very warm humid and with a breeze blowing sums up another beautiful day, with the beaches calling to those with time to play!

I was so busy on the phone trying to straighten out a billing on my credit card, and then emailing back and forth, that I did not miss leaving the house. Ray came over to check out the A/C in the van and it looks like although the compressor seems to be all right, the part that he thinks needs replacing, comes with a compressor, so that means big bucks. Sigh. Cars mean a lot of up keep, but I would have a hard time giving mine up. I enjoy my time at home, and don't mind being alone , but there is freedom is knowing I can hop in the car and go whenever I want or need to.

Our second cousin from England is now in Orlando, after visiting Wash. D.C. and NYC. We are hoping to meet with him Saturday to chat for a couple hours. He is the one who started tracing our ancestry and has done a remarkable job in discovering a lot of cousins I never knew I had. They are all over the country and even parts of the world. Adam and his wife are celebrating their first anniversary with this trip to the states. A lovely, young couple.

Since I will be without a car for a couple days, I will have to get some groceries, even if I have to drive an unairconditioned car. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Remember that in a race, everyone wins, but
only one person gets the prize. You also must
run in such a way that you will win. All athletes
must practice strict self control. They do it to
win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for
and eternal prize. So I run straight to the goal
with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer
who misses his punches. I discipline my body
like an athlete, training it to do what it should.
Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others,
I, myself, might be disqualified.

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

Love and hugs,