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! The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the Atlantis has landed! I was watching it on TV. The weather was perfect on the Cape and it made a flawless landing. Hard to believe that I saw it as a shiny speck in the sky just last week! Amazing!
I hope you all are having a good start to a busy day. I had a restless night, Partly due to the full moon, I think. Seems like it always affects my sleep. But that is only once a month, so I will make up lost sleep, maybe with a nap today! :o)
Yesterday after my visit to the podiatrist, who gave me some samples of ointment for my arthritic foot, I went to the library to exchange books. It always takes me a while to select new ones to read. I seem to get stuck on the same authors over and over. Then I picked up a couple things at Publix, for my share of the food for our visit to Dunnellon on Saturday for a gathering with my family. Looks like we will have plenty to eat! i am making potato salad and banana pudding. Plain old comfort food!
I saw the big gopher tortoise in the Park yesterday for the first time in a couple months. He was munching on weeds where the fence has been discontinued, his usual hangout. I also saw the usual anhinga, but this time with his wings folded, and his long tail dragging.
I have also noticed all the gardenia bushes around people's houses this year. They are blooming profusely, and really look nice. If I had one I would bring the flowers in and float them in a bowl, like I used to at our first house. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Psalms 32, 33, and 34 advice:
The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.
Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but unfailing love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you
who obey him!
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
For the Lord's people show him reverence, for those who honor him will
have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry
But those who trust in the Lord will
never lack any good thing.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
he rescues those who are broken in spirit.
The righteous face many troubles,
but the Lord rescues them from each
and every one.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,