Thursday, July 21, 2011

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 beautiful hot day is in store for us but not as hot as further north, and, at least, most of us have A/C in our homes, unlike people in MN and the Dakotas. I am thankful for blessings!

I watched a rerun of the shuttle landing in perfect weather this morning at the Cape. A perfect landing, but also the last one. Bittersweet.

Lots of people were visiting the Space Center yesterday, which was featured on the news last night. A good education for the kids and parents.

Yesterday was dermatologist day for me. More pre-cancerous spots were frozen than I had anticipated, so I just squinted and bore the sting. I have been going to Dr. Nelson for many years...senior and now junior. The office is downtown near Bayfront so when I got out of there, I drove down Central and then to the waterfront and Straub Park, where i saw the weird sculpture, big and red, that I had read about.  Lots of people were walking about and eating at the outdoor tables. It was a busy, bustling downtown.

I also went to the Park for a quiet, peaceful moment and saw that the downed tree just beyond the weir, had actually been removed! It really was in the way of the flow of the water, so I guess that's why it was removed. Very few people were there, but I saw an ibis take off from the canal and gracefully fly to another destination. They are so beautiful in flight! God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:10 NIV
When we behave ourselves as thoughtful adults-and when we conduct ourselves in accordance with God's instructions-we are blessed in ways that we cannot fully understand. When we seek righteousness in our own lives-and when we seek the companionship of those who do likewise-we reap the spiritual rewards that God intends for us to enjoy.

Today, as you fulfill your responsibilities, hold fast to that which is good, and associate yourself with folks who behave themselves in like fashion. When you do, your good works will serve as a powerful example for others and as a worthy offering to your Creator. And you will reap a surprising array of blessings as a result of your good works.

                                                              -Great Thoughts-
I don't care what a man says he believes with his lips. I want to know with a vengeance what he says with his life and his actions.
                                      Sam Jones

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs, Amaryllis