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 seem to be in our summer thunderstorm weather pattern now, as, once again, we had a short thundershower midday yesterday. The water is still very welcome after our very dry spring. Since the grass had not grown so much last week, I told Dave, the yard man, to skip last Thurs., but it really needs mowing, now!
I noticed some of the biggest trash pieces had been cleaned up from the weir at the park yesterday...a piece of a big log, bucket and other large stuff that had washed down the canal. There is still lots of small stuff, but that doesn't seem to bother the egrets who still fish there.
The toadstools don't last long. They had turned brown and dried up and probably children like to kick them over; some are really big! The ones in my yard do not last long, but I am not poking any, any more!
A strikingly, beautiful cardinal flew into the hedge outside my window, yesterday. I say strikingly beautiful because I had never seen one do that before and against the dark green of the hedge, the contrast was striking! I also saw a red-headed woodpecker in the oak tree yesterday. seems like more birds are around than I saw last winter. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
Let the Lord's people show him reverence,
for those who honor him will have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
but those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.
Come, my children, and listen to me,
and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
Do any of you want to live a life that is long and good?
Then watch your tongue!
Keep your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good.
Work hard at living in peace with others
The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right.
His ears are open to their cries for help.
But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
he will erase their memory from the earth.
The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous face many troubles,
but the Lord rescues them from each and every one.
For the Lord protects them from harm--
not one of their bones will be broken!
Calamity will surely overtake the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.
Everyone who trusts in him will be freely pardoned.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,