Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I looked up in the west and saw the same star still shining amidst the vast emptiness, then I spied a tiny flashing light and followed it all across from north to south. I am certain it was an airplane and not a UFO! Then the sun came up like a huge orange ball and so it will be another very warm day.
I saw another large gopher tortoise in the Park yesterday...ambling along munching on the tall grass as he went at turtle speed. He looked very old and tough. An anhinga was also drying wings on the banks of the canal, and the typical looking Florida spot with the dead tree had no residents perched on it. There was an airboat in the canal spraying all the unwelcome lily plants and growth along the shores, so some are still working! But God is Good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Excerpts from Psalm 119
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight to life.
Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true.
Each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the cone.
They are a warning to those who hear them;
There is great reward for those who obey them.
How can I know the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Keep me from deliberate sins!
Don't let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.
May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you,O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,