It was the coolest 4th of July in Texas that I ever remember! =) Nice!
We had lunch with Rick's dad and mom, and a friend of theirs - Bell. Bell is a sweet lady ... she has a sharp mind and a quick wit about her. Such a joy to be around! Chris and Mandy were also there for a little bit. Tina and her granddaughters were there, too. =) So, Aunt Margaret got some smiles and hugs and kisses! =)
We remembered the real reason for the day - we thought about, talked about, and prayed for our military. Thanking God for their sacrifice to give us all that we have today.
We pray for our country - our leaders, our people. II Chronicles 7:14 ... It's not too late! But we need to pray ... we need to change! God, help us all!!!
I mean, God is good - all the time, and all the time - God is good. He love us, He cares for us. And the God of angel armies walks beside us. So what do we have to fear? Or why should we be discouraged?
And yet, my humanity is getting in the way of my Christianity. Sigh.
Ongoing recovery ... a slow process at best it seems. Chronic pain. Chronic fatigue. Ongoing health issues. All these things weigh us down at times. Add to that a diminishing checking account, but mounting needs. And so many alone hours, that turn from just being alone to being lonely. Sigh.
Yes, we have bad days. But God is still good. He still watches over us and cares for us. And He picks us up when we fall down.
Thank God that His grace is greater than all else!!!
So many little things ... and yet, so hard to focus on the good sometimes ... just because the bad - no matter how small, seems to weigh more and last longer.
Lord, help me to have a better attitude, to stand stronger longer. To honor you with every breath i take, and in every move i make. I love you!!! Thank you!!!