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! We can't ask for any better weather than this! Coolish in the morning and warm in the afternoon, with the humidity bearable at this point. Just great!
Some time ago, I read that the anoles and lizards were not as plentiful because the unusual cold spells this past winter, froze many of them. Well, I have seen them running around my garage and outside lately, and in fact, watched an anole crawl across my wall last night here in the house. It inched its way across to the light coming in from the window in the door. If it hadn't been so high up, I would have tried to escort it outside. I saw it again a couple nights ago..just so it doesn't walk across my face during the night, with its sticky little feet!
I haven't seen any lizards at the park, but see the larger critters; such as a pair of egrets flying over the canal, and the usual anhinga airing out the wings on the maple tree stump. The azaleas have finished blooming at the park, but everything has greened up nicely. I noticed some more jacaranda blossoms yesterday around the neighborhood, but most of the trees are bare and frostbitten. I actually have an amaryllis blooming and another bud opening on that same plant, and another bud coming up from another plant!
Amazing, since I do not take proper care of them! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
...For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress,. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,