Friday we will try something new. One parent from each family will come to a service followed by a special ministry by our social workers & psychologist then receive the report cards for their children. We trust this will make the parents more involved with the children.

Dottie made a roux for gumbo as Thursday all of the children will eat gumbo.

The Alabama women met with our ladies last night and the men met with our staff men tonight.

Arodo with Gabriel at the zoo. Gabriel is on dialysis.

Excuses give us permission to settle for less than God’s best. It seems as though there is always something or someone to blame for our circumstances. Keegan says, “Most failures come from a history of excuses and a lack of perseverance”.

Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it will be given unto you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you”. Closed doors do not always mean “No”. Sometimes God has a better plan and a larger door.

The walls we build confine us from seeing His purpose for our situation. Remember Eve? When God asked her “What is this you have done?” she answered “The serpent deceived me and I ate”. We always seem to have an excuse for our failures.

There are scriptures in the Bible that give us hope and encouragement. For instance “The grace of God will supply all your needs”. Let your dreams and prayers become larger than your excuses. If you are saved than you are a new creation in Christ. Old things (excuses) are passed away and all things (His promises) are become new. Dream!!