Monday, August 15, 2016

The Vine

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! We had a beautiful, very warm day yesterday and today promises to be the same. Of course, the usual thunderstorms are predicted for later, but that does not mean that they will occur in this neighborhood.

I was able to get to church because of no rain and heard an excellent sermon from Ecclesiastes, the sermon series that Pastor Kevin is preaching. I was greeted and hugged by several friends and got to sit in the new chairs for the first time. They are very comfy, but something is different about them. I seem to sit lower and don't have the field of vision. that I had with the old ones. They seem to be larger than the old ones, also.

The past two days, I have posted on Facebook, the news about my niece in La. Due to the unceasing rain, they have had massive flooding and Donna and her family had to evacuate their house which now has about 6 feet of water in it. I had asked for prayers for them and all the others in their town near Denham Springs. Donna had posted photos of the water rising and then coming into the house, but through it all, she has shown a remarkably positive attitude, due to her strong faith. She knows God is in control.

So...about my ongoing battle of wills with the Times carrier...I finally took a legal sized pad and made a sign saying, "Please place Times in chair. Thanks." Well it worked! The past couple mornings, the paper has been in the chair! Yay! This may seem picky, but because of my balance problems, I am cautious about bending over, or stepping outside to retrieve it, even though I wear an ADT companion wristband around the house. Speaking of that, it would not have done any good yesterday, because my network was down all afternoon, until I finally called Bright House and the very efficient and kind customer rep soon got it back working. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 15:1-4
I am the true vine, and my Father is the
gardener. He cuts off every branch that
doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the
branches that do bear fruit so they will pro-
duce even more. You have already been
pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message
I have given you. Remain in me, and I will
remain in you. For a branch cannot produce
fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you
cannot be fruitful apart from me."

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

Love and hugs,