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 have sunshine and clouds and heat and humidity, but the days are about thirty minutes shorter, so fall will soon be upon us. Thunderstorms pop up most any time; for instance, I was in the salon getting my hair done Sat. and all at once it started pouring, which did not bother me since I wasn't going out for awhile. Meantime, my van got washed!
I went to PDQ afterwards and some kids had a real car wash going, but I did not pull in for them. I like the zucchini fries when they are not too greasy.At PDQ and I also got the chicken tenders.
Brian came over later in the afternoon and we were discussing my niece, Donna, Louis' late sister's daughter, in Walker La, and the disaster they are coping with . Donna and Doug's house was flooded and photos were shown on FB of the damage just in their home...everything thrown out, drywall ripped out up to the high water mark, furniture, beds, everything! They are salvaging what they can, and the friends they are staying with are being very kind. Chris, Donna's son, has installed the washer and dryer on the patio and they wash, dry, and fold and then repeat as all the wet clothes are saved. But there is not one word of complaint from Donna; instead, she has praise and thanks for all the people who have pitched in to help. Even those who have damages themselves are helping in any way they can. She has a mighty God to rely on and strong faith.. I continue to pray for all those who have lost their homes.
Church is getting crowded again. Seems like the people who attend first service do not want to leave right away, so the parking lot is full when I get there and that includes all the handicapped spaces. Yesterday, I parked further away under the trees and had a longer walk into the building, but I made it, and then discovered I left my glasses in the car! My sweet friend, Rita, volunteered to get them for me and I am so happy she did! What a blessing!
We had a baby dedication for little Caleb, just a couple weeks old. I think that was the first one Pastor Kevin has had since he came, but three babies have been born in the last month! I see more old members returning to Faith after having been gone for a long while.
Well, I have never left. It is God's church and no matter who the preacher is, He is still in control, and all things will work for good to those who love the Lord! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
A wise teacher's words spur students to
action and emphasize important truths.
The collected sayings of the wise are like
guidance from a shepherd.
But, my child, be warned: "There is no end
of opinions ready to be expressed. Studying
them can go on forever and become very exhausting!
Here is my final conclusion: fear God and obey
his commands for this is the duty of every person.
God will judge us for everything we do, including
every secret thing, whether good or bad.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,