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! Another sunshiny morning with the promise of rain again this afternoon. We had a good rain about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, and once again the gutters are running with water. The grass is growing and everything else, including some more peculiar looking toadstools in my yard. This morning I stepped outside and saw a big one right by the sidewalk and smaller ones near it. They are reddish in color and are really strange looking. I will be interested to see how long they last, since the ones that were down front did not last over a day.
Yesterday, I walked out on the bridge at the park, after two bicyclists had ridden over it and on to the lookout, I suppose. Since there is no one there to stop them, they just ignore the sign and ride on...oh, well. I was looking at the mass of hydrilla and heard a rustling and it was a very wet, small turtle turning around on a branch. Then I heard a "ribbit" but could not find the owner of the croak. It was probably a little tree frog with a very big voice!
There is a very large anole that likes to hang out on the front porch wall and is pretty fearless. I reached down right beside him, warning him not to jump on me, and he didn't even move. He has been there a couple days now. I also saw a hawk perched on the line at Lynch Lake as I was coming home from the library. God's creation is everywhere! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance for for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ/
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,