Friday, April 15, 2011

The Message Psalm 23

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! We have a little more wind this morning, but the sky in clear and the puffy clouds are no where in sight. Looks like another beautiful day!

The yard got all cleaned up yesterday, and Dave fertilized it. I went to the local nursery, instead of Walmart and bought the fertilizer and found out later that I paid twice as much. If the locals want to have more business, they should be a little more competitive in price. I realize they cannot buy in bulk like the big stores can, but still....lesson learned.

Last evening, after supper, I went over to the park for a short walk, because it was such beautiful weather. I saw lots of ripples in the water along the canal and watched for a few minutes, and decided it was turtles. There were lots of small turtles swimming around under the surface, both at the bridge and in the middle of the canal. Unusual. I also saw two immature ibis pecking along the road on the way in. A few people were enjoying the evening coolness, as I passed them. God is good!

From The Message

God!, my shepherd!
I don't need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through,
Death Valley,
I'm not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd's crook
makes me feel secure.

You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.

Your beauty and love chase after me
Every day of my life,
I'm back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life.

As we approach Palm Sunday, I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,