Proud Dad status of the day:
Coming home this afternoon and driving in the rain we see our elderly neighbor raking the leaves on her front lawn. I ask the girls if we should help her and they said yes. After parking the car and leaving our stuff in the garage, we approach our neighbor and ask if she needed help. She had the biggest smile and said yes. She wants the exercise of raking but not the bending and placing in trash bags. I tell her to leave it all there and the girls and i will return and finish up. She says to the girls that this is the sweetest thing she has seen in such a long time.
An hour later (after the girls finished their homework) we walk over to “Ms. Betty’s” house to find piles of leaves. WE find a small trash bag to be filled with leaves and two chocolate bars on top of the rake. Ms. Betty left them for the girls. The girls glad started placing them in trash bags. N notices that the trash bag was getting full and suggested she go get one of our “big” trash bags. 30 mins later as we were done, K screams thank you to Ms. Betty for the chocolate. Ms. Betty opened her front door and had the biggest smile and said God Bless You to the girls. Walking back to the house, we stopped at Ms. Betty’s driveway and said a prayer of thanks to the Lord for allowing us to help. K quickly said “Im glad we got a chance to help”.
I thank you lord for allowing the girls to be part of your plan to help out someone today. Have a good night everyone. May the Lord bless us and keep us. – PJSLB
Its been a day that seemed to go by so fast but nothing really happened. I am amazed at just how uneventful this week has been. With how i felt at the start of this week, i will gladly take that.
Lord, I would like to thank you for my family and everything that we have been thru to get us to the point we are at now. Its a struggle at times, but when i see the laughter and love we have for one another and the love we have for you; it is all worth it.
I pray for safety for my family and loved ones tonight. I pray for everyone who reads this; fill their needs Lord. Show yourself so that once their prayers have been answered, there is no doubt that it is only thru your good grace that they have received.
I pray for anyone who is suffering tonight lord. Heal them physically, emotionally and spiritually. Send the Holy Spirit right now lord.
Finally, I pray for myself. I pray lord that you continue to use me as a writing instrument in this book of life. I thank you lord for using me despite me not being anywhere near perfect.
Good Night and God Bless – PJSLB
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In today’s devotional, Lucado focuses on “today’s problem not necessarily being tomorrow problem”. He goes on to talk about not setting yourself up for failure. Just because your dad was a drunk does not mean you will be one as well! Lucado reminds us to “…stand against the wiles of the Devil” (Ephesians 6:11). The complete verse reads as such in the bible.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
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Have a blessed morning everyone. May God show his favor in all that you do. -PJSLB