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! Looks like we might get some rain today. It is overcast and windy this morning, although the sun was shining earlier. I saw the long line of showers out in the gulf and moving this way, so I am hopeful.
My friend and yard man, Dave, mowed yesterday and started trimming on the neighbor's hedge, which is hanging over my yard and keeps all sun off the north side. I told him just to do as much as he felt he could do, so he clipped as far as the end of the house and it looks so much better! He will gradually work his way around until he gets to the south side. He said by the time he gets finished, He' ll probably have to start over. It's a never-ending job!
I stayed around the house most of the day, did my ironing, and later went to the park. Lots of people were there, including the tree trimming crew. I watched an almost invisible great blue heron standing quietly in the water, looking intently down, but I have not seen the big, old gopher tortoise in quite a while. He reminds me so much of old Florida. We used to have them around the vacant lots when I was a kid and always called them gophers. We would stick our arms down their holes, which was not a smart thing to do, since snakes often crawled down there, but we were protected by our guardian angels, I think.
I see and hear lots of mockingbirds in our trees and also the cardinal that I wrote about a couple weeks ago. I think they must have nests close by. God is good!
A Tribute to Moms from Hymns For The Family of God
Proverbs 31:10-21, 23, 25-30 LB
If you can find a truly good wife, she is worth more than precious gems.
Her husband can trust her, and she will richly satisfy his needs. She will not hinder him, but help him all his life.
She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She buys imported foods, brought by ship from distant ports.
She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household, and plans the day's work for her servant girls.
She goes out to inspect a field, and buys it; with her own hands she plants a vineyard. She is energetic, a hard worker, and watches for bargains. She works far into the night!
She sews for the poor and generously gives to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for she has made warm clothes for all of them.
Her husband is well known, for he sits in the council chamber with the other civic leaders.
She is a woman of strength and dignity and has no fear of old age.
When she speaks, her words are wise , and kindness is the rule for everything she says.
She watches carefully all that goes on throughout her household and is never lazy.
Her children stand and bless her, so does her husband. He praises her with these words: "There are many fine women in the world, but you are the best of them all."
Charm can be deceptive and beauty doesn't last, but a woman who fears and reverences God shall be greatly praised.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Amaryllis (Happy Mothers' Day all you Moms!)