Friday, August 5, 2016

Paul's Final Advice

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! Well, unlike yesterday, we have lots of sunshine this morning, although a large area of clouds is hanging off the coast in the western gulf. So, it looks like we will be getting more rain later today and then on through the weekend. Oh, well, God is in control, not the meteorologists...

I have an ongoing feud with my Times carrier. For over a year, I have been getting the paper delivered to a chair right by the front door. Since my balance is not too good, it is very convenient for me just to reach out and get the Times from the chair. Well, there is a new carrier on the route and I have called every day all week to report that the paper is slung everywhere but the chair. The customer service reps are all very nice and sympathetic, but so far, no results. I will call once again today and see what happens tomorrow. I was awake about 5 and heard it hit the front door, then it bounced back on the floor. Sigh.

Yesterday, after the rain, I shopped at CVS for some needed items and when I checked out with my debit card, I noticed they have the chip slot where you insert your card. This is a fraud deterrent which is new to me, but a good idea.

After I left there I drove on to the park. Quite a few people were walking, or hanging over the bridge looking down into the canal. It looks like they are just going to let nature take it course with the trees hanging in the water. They were blown over in the last big wind.

I did not see any wildlife but lots of ibis in the neighborhood. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-19
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are
your leaders in the Lord's work. they work hard
among you and warn you against all that is wrong.
Think highly of them and give them your whole-
hearted love because of their work. And remember
to live peaceably with each other.

Brothers, and sisters, we urge you to warn those who
are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender
care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try
to do good to each other and to everyone else.

Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens,
always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who
belong to Christ Jesus.

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but
test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep
away from every kind of evil.

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

Love and hugs,