Greetings from Austin Street
Happy Saturday! All is well at 811. We are all four tired, but doing well. The Basset Shuffle was so much fun. There were about 200 basset hounds ranging in ages from 14 weeks to 14 1/2 years. He elder basset was pushed around in a stroller. We did not win any prizes for the events entered, but we were most certainly recognized and photographed more than many of the other bassets. We were the only ones representing the Purple Reign of TCU. They boys did themselves proud! The funniest moment for me was just after the Anglican pastor (and claiming that he too was owned by bassets) pronounced a blessing over all the bassets. He then offered individual blessings. We took Luther and Jackson over to the pastor for their blessings and as soon as the pastor placed his hands on Luther, Luther rolled over for a belly rub. It was so funny! We were all pretty exhausted by the end of the Shuffle and all took naps upon our return home. Great time with really nice folks and the sweetest dogs ever.
Lord, Thank you for a day with your presence being so near. We gave thanks today for part of your Creation. Thank you for the people and the animals you created that bring us happiness. Lord, you are goodness and light. Thank you for bringing us into the light of your love so that we may receive your goodness as a gift given out of your love. I love you Lord. In Jesus name, Gaylene
When we bow low in the presence of God we recognize the greatness of God. When we walk humbly with God we acknowledge how dependent we are upon Him. Lately I have been trying to be greatly open to receive the power and strength that only God can give. I am so aware of my neediness and am ready to receive the resources only God can give. All of my efforts are for God’s glory and God’s highest use. I am praying for all of my efforts to be elevated with increased focus, increased understanding and abilities that need to be increased and to be found worthy. We are all able to be more effective when we place ourselves in the hands of God. Perhaps with God’s encouragement we can encourage others. Lord, empower us to receive your resources as we are needy people and then help us to bless others with your mighty spiritual gifts.
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.”
Psalm 119: 76- 77
Take joy in the journey. Wear comfortable shoes and get some sleep. Love you all, Bruce and Gaylene