Good chilly morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Whoo! I just came in from outside and the wind chill must be in the twenties! I put on gloves to drag the dumpster back up, and should have had ear muffs on! The sun is shining, but the thermometer says it is only 38 still. Looks like a cup of hot tea will be good when I finish this!
I went for a walk yesterday about noon, and was dressed warmly, but forgot my gloves. I walked along the sidewalk at the park, and saw so many different kinds of ducks, some just standing, some swimming. I watched three green headed ducks, (don't know the names) swim across the canal, then come to a stop just beneath me and start taking baths. They were happily splashing, and grooming wet feathers and having a grand time in the cold water and colder air! I also saw a great gray heron, a white egret with the wind blowing the feathers like a lacy skirt around the legs, and a tri-colored heron. The usual ibis were also pecking along the muddy bank. Also, on the way in, two gators were curled up on the bank of the lake by the road and an anhinga was drying out on the other side. Several little gallinules were happily chirping and swimming about. So, apparently, the cold weather suits the wildlife just fine!
God is good!
Psalm 139:1-6 NLT
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my every thought when far away.
You chart the path ahead of me
and tell me where to stop and rest.
Every moment you know where I am.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You both precede and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to know!
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,