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! Blue skies, slight wind and rising temps, make for a glorious morning! I actually turned the A/C on yesterday because the house was stuffy and warm. Actually, I have had it on for almost a month, off and on. Seems like we had a short, cold winter and now we are in for a long and very warm summer. But that's Florida, and St. Pete is my home town, so I should be used to it.
I remember when schools had no A/C and most stores did not either. We used to go to the Florida Theater downtown and see a double feature, a cliff hanger, previews, and a newsreel, all for a dime. And the films were never rated, because they were all suitable for families. Ah, those were the days! My sister, brother and I were coming out of the La Plaza Theater on the Sunday afternoon when WW2 was declared because Japan had bombed Hawaii. Don't remember the movie, but remember the day!
Well. enough of living in the past..Yesterday I saw an amusing sight at the Park. A beautiful egret came in for a landing beside the first bridge and missed the log, splashing into the water. He hastily flapped back up onto the log, and I could almost see his beak turning pink with embarrassment because he had an audience on the bridge! There were not many people there for such a pretty day, but it was probably crowded later on. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in your sanctuary,
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself,
how I praise you!
I will honor you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest of foods.
I will praise you with songs of joy.
I lie awake thinking of you,
meditating on you through the night,
I think how much you have helped me;
I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings.
I follow close behind you;
your strong right hand holds me securely.
But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin,
They will go down into the depths of the earth.
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals,
But the king will rejoice in God.
All who trust in him will praise him,
while liars will be silenced.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,
Great Adventure #4 tomorrow!!