Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Potpourri of thoughts after the weekend

Our back yard ~ sunset
Just wanted to start today by posting one of my greatest blessings ~ a photo of what I experience most nights when I walk in my neighborhood at sunset.  My husband took this picture in our back yard the other night.  I thought it was a good one. 

I'm a little late posting my blog today...have been enjoying face to face relationships and there's nothing better.  We have been hosting some guests at our home since Sunday night, some very dear friends of ours ~ Pastors Russ and Betty Jones, lead pastors at Faith Family Worship Center in Palm, City, FL.  We just love them to pieces and it was good to have them here for the Memorial Day holiday and spend time together just relaxing and enjoying fellowship.  They stayed over 'til this morning and we had breakfast together before they had to leave and get back to their sweet daughter Anneka and the church.  We love Anneka dearly and wish she could have come with them but due to her severe allergies to pets she couldn't come as we have two huge dog-o-sauruses that would put her allergies into overdrive.  That's okay it was good for mom and dad to just get away and have some "couple" time and friend time while Anneka stayed with her grandma.

We had a terrific day Sunday at Celebration!  It was a special service in honor of Memorial Day and we had one of our members, Major Kerry George, give his testimony as well as special music and such.  It was a special day for me when some friends that I've been inviting to church for quite a while (who don't have a church yet) walked in the doors for service!  They seemed to love it.  I expect them to be back.  Very excited about that.

This weekend was a packed one for me, from the Hope Tour to special service Sunday, to coming home to overnight guests for a few days...it was all wonderfully good!  I am exhausted though -- a good exhausted, and at the end of my work day today, I shall enjoy a good sleep.  I have a lot of work to catch up on today as I was off yesterday, and a lot of sleep to catch up on tonight as we were up 'til 2:30 am talking to the Jones.  These are the sweet moments life is made of and I'm savoring them like I'm savoring my cup of coffee right now...

Enjoy this day, my friends and make a choice to ~

Cast all your cares upon the Lord (He's wanting to take them!)
Let go of worries, fears, anxieties, unforgiveness and bitterness...
Speak life!!!
Let go and let God handle it...
Let faith drown your fears...
Make a choice to forgive.
Invite the blessing of God into your life.
Don't miss what God wants to teach you through others.
Walk secure knowing that you are deeply loved by God.
Know that God holds victory in store for those who follow Him with a pure heart.

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