If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that yesterday was my grandson, D's birthday.
When I began the day, I had a few things to do.
You see, I have been organizing and preparing to host a GIFT SALE, on November 8th, here in the party room of my apartment building. Before I began setting things up, I checked with our office, and found out it was okay for me to do this.
So, I had contacted some fellow authors, and some other friends who either sold some type of things, or made craft items. Plus, I had created a sale ad/flyer.
After e-mailing the flyer to everyone participating, I sent it to our building office, so that it could be printed and posted here in the building, and added to our television channel, where everyone can see/read what is happening, here.
This afternoon, after working on some things to prepare myself for the gift sale, I received a phone call. The person calling was the President of our Board of Directors, who make all decisions on how to run our complex.
I was told by this person, that I was not being allowed to host the gift sale, here in our building.
We discussed several things. Including the fact that I had been told it was okay for me to do this, by our office person who takes care of all the daily planning of our building.
She made a comment that I found to be a lie. And, told her so.
You see, I was told that no one was allowed to hold a sale of this nature.
I explained to her, that what she said to me was not the truth. And, let her know that I knew of someone who had held a sale, and sold items to people both in our building, and those who do not live here, using the same party room I had arranged to use.
She told me that didn't happen. I assured her... it did. How did I know this? The person who had held this sale, told me she did it (before I knew her and lived here)!
In any case, I received a letter from the Board of Directors, letting me know that I was not allowed to host the gift sale.
This meant, I had to cancel an ad I posted. Plus, I had to e-mail everyone involved, to cancel with them.
By the time I was done, I had to head out to go to my daughter P's. I had been invited for dinner, and to celebrate D's birthday.
We had a great time together, celebrating with a delectable meal, and a delicious homemade birthday cake! Thank you, P! It was so wonderful spending time with each of you, my family. And, it was wonderful to celebrate D's birthday!
P hasn't been feeling well, lately. She's my daughter who has Lupus. So, when she doesn't feel well, this can become rather dangerous.
As I was leaving, I began to pray for P, once again. She truly needs healing.
Believe me when I say I pray for her, for all my family and friends, daily. But, when someone isn't well, I pray more often.
After all, God said we should be in a mode of prayer, continually.
Like He told us, in 1 Thessalonians 5:1, "Pray without ceasing."
This is something I find to be easy for me to do. Praying constantly, I mean.
I'm grateful that God has provided for me, to be able to do this.
Yes, I am praying that God will help me and my fellow authors and other friends to be able to locate a place for us to hold our sale. Even if the date becomes changed.
But, of more importance, is the fact that I pray for my family, friends, and even... you. For nothing is more important than praying for those we care about.
In addition, I pray for our Christian family around the world. And, for those, who work for our Lord, whether they are in paid ministry, or not.
Also, I pray that anyone who is not yet saved, will come to Christ, today. Tomorrow may be too late, for them to gain salvation. So they need to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, now.
Hopefully, you are trusting in/believing upon Jesus, now. If not, I'll be praying for you.
Until next time...
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