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! Well., the rain is pouring off the roof in front of my window, so I don't have any excuse for not working in the house today. Finishing up the cleaning up of papers, sorting through various things, and getting done what needs doing. Not much fun, but instead of reading, a good time to get things done!
What a wonderful day I had yesterday! I was at the computer too much, but kept getting dozens of birthday greetings, and then cards in the mail, and a beautiful bouquet from my men. Brian, Daryl and Matthew. Brian had planned to take me out to dinner and I had decided on Pepin's, but there was an hour and a half wait. since we did not think to make reservations, so Plan B worked. I suggested Pane Rustica in Tampa and we were seated right away, without reservations. It is an extremely noisy restaurant, but the food is excellent, from the hummus, olive oil and roasted pepper dipping sauce for the warm, crusty bread, to the gelato we had for dessert. I had Virginia fluke, a fish I had never heard of, but the attractive server said it was really good, so I ordered it. It was presented on top of mashed potatoes loaded with different veggies, including brussel sprouts, which I never eat if I don't have to. I like most all veggies except those, but they were cut in half and I couldn't even tell they were brussel sprouts. Delicious! The fish had a spicy, hot crust, which I drank lots of water with. I brought half my meal home, and will try it again for my dinner.
I did get out long enough to go to the Park, where I saw fewer people than yesterday, and had to stop to avoid a careless ibis, which ran across right in front of me! Lots of turtles and an anhinga were on the bank of the weir, but no gators on the other side at that particular time. I was a wonderful birthday and I am thankful for the phone calls I received from Daryl and two friends out of town.
God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
To you, O lord, I lift up my soul.
I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced.
But disgrace comes to those who try to
Show me the path where I should walk,
Point out the right road for me to
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
Remember, O Lord, your unfailing love
which you have shown from long ages past.
Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth,
look instead through the eyes of your
for you are merciful, O Lord.
The Lord is good and does what is right,
he shows the proper path to those who
He leads the humble in what is right,
teaching them his way.
The Lord leads with unfailing love and
all those who keep his covenant and
obey his decrees....
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,