Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Paul's Thanksgiving and Prayer

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad and rejoice in it! I know it is almost noon, so I am getting a late start on the day. But it is a beautiful first day of November! I will probably have to turn the A/C off soon, but not this week.

My yard crew was here about thirty minutes ago, and as I talked with Jim, he said to spread the word about him, because he has two helpers who are working out well and he wants to keep them busy with planting, mulching, and other yard work that needs doing. He must be all caught up from the many rainy days he could not work!

I was watching the live broadcast of the inaugural ferry ride from Tampa to St. Petersburg, which just started this morning, The sound of the sloshing water and the beautiful view of the tall buildings was quite nice. It reminded me of our honeymoon trip to Sarasota via the Bee Line Ferry about 69 years ago this month! I was wearing a white Palm Beach suit and when we got out of the car to stand and look at the water, the soot from the boat's chimneys made black spots all over the suit. Not good. But we had a good time in spite of that.

I watched a flock of ibis moving in a white cloud across the neighbor's yards earlier. They are so busy pecking as they go; they just keep on pecking...God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 1:9-14
So we have continued praying for you
ever since we first heard about you. We ask
God to give you a complete understanding
of what he wants to do in your lives, and we
ask him to make you wise with spiritual
wisdom. Then the way you live will always
honor and please the Lord, and you will
continually do good, kind things for others.
All the while you will learn to know God
better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened
with his glorious  power so that you will
have all the patience and endurance that you
need. May you be filled with joy , always
thanking the Father , who has enabled you to
share the inheritance that belongs to God's
holy people, who live in the light. For he has
rescued us from the one who lives in the king-
dom of darkness and he has brought us into the
Kingdom of his dear Son. God has purchased
our freedom with his blood  and has forgiven all
our sins.

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

Love and hugs,