Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Faith Brings Joy

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 sun is shining, very little breeze is moving the branches on the podacarpus and it is very warm! It was warm and humid at 7:30 and will not get any cooler today.

We did not have any rain yesterday, not that we needed any, so that did not cool the air down any. One of my cleaning ladies keeps saying that this will be a bad year for major hurricanes. I hope she is wrong!

I drove out to Walmart to gas up the van yesterday and when I got there, most of the pumps were open, but before I finished filling up, cars were lines up, waiting. Guess I brought business! After stopping at the Park, I headed for home and did not go down 62nd Ave. because the cones were out and it was still down to one lane.

My ladies came to clean a day early, and I was telling them about a book I had just finished." You Before Me" which was made into a movie. I have not seen the movie and probably will not, but the book was so fascinating, I had to force myself to put it down. So, Kim took it home with her to read. After that, I will donate it to the Library.There is a sequel coming out and I want to read that, also. I am currently reading a novel about an Amish family, which starts out in Pinecrest and Sarasota. Since that religion is part of my heritage, I am always interested in learning more about it.

The butterflies are back zooming back and forth to the Beauty Berry bush. I wish I knew all the names of the different colored butterflies. Most of them have yellow somewhere on their wings, but no matter what color they are, I always enjoy them. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been made right in God's
sight by faith, we have peace with God because of
what Jesus Christ, our Lord has done for us. Because
 of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of
highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently
and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

We can rejoice , too, when we run into problems and
trials , for we know that they are good for us---they help
us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength
in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation
of salvation. and this expectation will not disappoint us.
For you know how dearly God Loves us, because he has
given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.

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

Love and hugs,