Saturday, May 21, 2011

PRAYER REQUEST

I am asking for prayer for a friend of mine, she is a sweetie. She is ill with a brain tumor and that can't be very pleasant.

Dean and I have known Carolyn and Al and loved them for several years.
We spent some time with them in Florida, years in church together, and enjoyed time with them and Art and Lorraine.

Carolyn was my prayer partner for a time and knows what God does when we pray so you can be sure she will apprciate your prayers.

So we thank you for your prayers.
Betty G

Friday, May 20, 2011

SHEEP

Psalm 100:3"Know ye that the Lord He is God. It is He that made us and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture."

God made us for Himself, we are His people.
Some may reject His ownership but it is not His fault, He made us to be His own.

The same way the sheep belong to the shepherd. Some may run away, some are too dumb to stay with the shepherd, and so go their own way. They then become lost.

It is the ones who stay with God who are his own, to stay in His pasture.
They will be saved, at home with God.

Simple but true !
Betty G

Monday, May 09, 2011

MOTHERS' DAY

Mothers' Day was very pleasant for me. I hope other mothers can say the same.

Expensive gifts are not necessary any more for me to show love and appreciation. For me the visits and the long phone calls made my day.
I did get flowers and I do appreciate them. We are still having cold days so I haven't been shopping for flowers yet.

There was a big mushy card from Dean and I always put them away and keep them, I have a bunch of them. He makes sure I know he loves me after 66 years being married to me.

Also, he took a casserole recipe I have and made it Saturday night and set it in the fridge for overnight. Then after church Sunday he baked it and fixed lunch. I must say it was very good.
That was done with love, and he did the clean up too.

My report, thank you Lord for Dean and for everyone of our children. All are precious to me.

Betty G

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ARIZONA TODAY

I have a question.

Since our borders are not secure as they should be and illegal immigrants come from everywhere including nations declared terrorists, we are not a safe country.

Arizona can attest to this problem as does New Mexico, California, and many other states.

We used to winter in Arizona, until 1990, because we loved the state, especially its climate and its fun. We just walked through the big gates into Mexico and enjoyed its shopping and the beautiful items made mostly by the Mexican people.

People are not able to do that now so easily. The people on our side, the United States, are actually, I am told, afraid to cross into Mexico. There is not a welcome to either side. It is sad.

I would like to hear how it is now for tourists. Are there still celebrations with parades, dancing, and the like? I loved the dancers in their flamboyant costumes. Beautiful! I still love my parade pictures.
Dressed up sheriffs on dressed up horses, the dancers, some little tots, so cute, and there were the tumbling firemen from Mexico. Terrific!

It was always fun. Usually it was all for the "snowbirds" as we were. We loved them and they showed their appreciation.

I wonder is there is anything to compare with this now? We miss it.

Betty G

Monday, May 02, 2011

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The National Day of Prayer this year is May 5 and will be the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer.

The theme this year is "a mighty fortress is our God," from Psalm 9:2, "I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."

This is just a reminder to pray May 5, specifically 12 to 12:30, noon, but anytime of the day, even of the week.

What we want to do is glorify God as a nation, of all faiths. We are honored to have a God who continues to bless us so I intend to tell Him, often.

Thank you too,
Betty G