Tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Usually, I look upon the advent of warmer weather with great trepidation. Southeast Georgia Summers are long, hot, humid and down right yuck phooey. I’m born and raised in the South, but, needless to say, this is one resident who is not a fan of Southern Summer’s. However, after all the overcast days, cold and snow last season, I’m ready for a bit of sunshine and warmth. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing flip flops and my favorite capris (or peddle pushers, as we called them in school). Even my dear friends at Church will be subjected to these now bloated, white, blotchy legs as the temperatures soar! [lol] Good thing they love me. 😉
Here’s a few photos from around the property. The pink flowers are Azaleas [genus Rhododendron], the white are Cherokee Rose [Rosa laevigata]. All are native to our area. The Cherokee Rose is our State Flower.
Azalea [genus Rhododendron]
Cherokee rose bud
Cherokee Rose [Rosa laevigata]
It’s overcast again today, which is a good thing because God blessed our area with at least an inch of much needed rain. The new fertilizer should start working it’s magic in a few short days. It will be so nice to see green grass again.
Sadly, the Christian Men’s Job Corp (CMJC) at the Church came to an abrupt halt last week half way through the term. So, now our week is an empty slate. Please pray with us that we all seek guidance from God the Father through our LORD Jesus Christ to show the way in which to help men trapped in poverty. The CMWC, for women, has been very successful thus far. I’m told that many women have been assisted in getting a proper education and then a job. I guess with men they will have to try a different tack.
What are y’all planning today or this week?
Yesterday, Steve took the wheels off my bike. Then we had the new Michelin tires mounted and balanced at Honda Cycles of Jacksonville. He put the wheels back on this morning and washed both bikes. Time for a ride.
Tomorrow and Sunday is our annual FAITH Riders Biker Rest Stop in Folkston, Georgia. We offer the Grace message with free coffee and donuts. If you’re in the area, come by and see us! All are welcome.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” [2 Peter 3:9]
A few things I’m thankful for:
- Beyond thankful for good health, relatively speaking. At least I don’t slip off chairs. 😉
- Thankful that God loves me (and YOU) forever. Those of us who believe in Christ have a wonderful future to look forward to. Amen!?
- That I’m now part of a loving Church to learn from and be close to. I don’t ever remember a time when I had much family and what I did have, was NOT loving. In fact, quite the opposite. Jesus rescued me from those hurtful feelings. Sometimes my bad upbringing gets in the way of true fellowship, but the LORD and I are working on that. Thank you LORD for being so patient with me.
- Thankful to have a real American President again. I try to pray at least twice a day for President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all the others trying so hard to do the right thing for America. I’m so grateful God heard our prayers last election cycle.
- And lastly, it’s time to install the new tires on the Honda! So very thankful I can still ride.
I’m sure y’all have loads to be thankful for too. Feel free to share! God loves you.