Monday, May 10, 2010

The Beatitudes

Good morning, a little late this morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I had to take my van in for service, so I waited for it and that is why I'm late. It would have been a gorgeous day for an early morning walk, but, maybe, it will be just as gorgeous for my motorcycle ride tomorrow. I will not be sending an email tomorrow morning, because I will be having fun!!!

As I was driving home, I stopped at the Park, and saw an anhinga slowily dragging wet wings across the weir, and on the other side, another anhinga with wings spread, posing for a photo. Not many people were out this early, so no one was looking at the hawk's nest, yet.

I just enjoy so much the beautiful jacaranda trees this spring. I thought many of them would have been damaged by the frost, but it just made them bloom later. There is one a block or two from here that is just breathtaking in its beauty! God used his purple and lavender paint on them.

I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, with pink and white and lavender roses delivered from my sons and beautiful thoughtful cards from them. Then, Saturday, I had a great time at the Ladies' tea at church, visiting with friends and my two adopted "daughters" for the day on each side. Brian took me to brunch after church yesterday, so I was really blessed with lots of love! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 5:3
God blesses those who realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly
for the whole earth will belong to them.
God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty
for justice,
for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shone mercy.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted
because they live for God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,
Amaryllis (Biker Babe)