I found myself thanking the Lord often for the sea breezes, the sea birds, and the beautiful colors of the sky and water. My requests revolved around my family and the sweet woman who is in her 80's that owns and operates the apartments where we stay. I was able to put aside regular responsibilities and burdens for a few days to be renewed in body and spirit. As I've already said, it was wonderful. : )
My card today is for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. The verse is Phil 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let you gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
The challenge is to make a card or project about prayer and/or peace.
Casting our cares onto the Lord's shoulders is just a part of following Phil 4:4-7, but it is a blessing to know He wants to hear both the requests and the praises, giving us His peace in return.
Thanks for stopping by...Blessings, Laurie
Friday, April 16, 2010
Hi, Friends! We're back from Florida & slowly getting back into our routine. Our trip was wonderful -warm, sunny days at the beach with no rain until the day we left. Ahhhhh.