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! I can tell a touch of fall is in the air because the acorns are falling already, and they are still greenish looking. The squirrels are able to store as many as they need in the messy nests they built for the winter. I will have to sweep off the porch today, because the acorns crunch when walked on, and the stuff gets carried into the house. This is a different kind of acorn squash! :o)
After doing a little Christmas shopping yesterday, I drove on down to Hutson's with a couple of purses that needed handles repaired. This is a busy place and always has been. It's the only place I know that does all kinds of repairs, from shoes to belts to handbags, and various other items. I used to take Louis' shoes there for half soles.
I noticed a new blossom on the bird of paradise bush this morning! It usually has a lot at one time, but this is the first one I have seen in a while! Just beautiful!
I went to the park after my errands were run, and all was quiet and peaceful. I had to slow down and wait for a flock of ibis to scatter from beside a car where the driver was eating lunch. I didn't know that they were beggars, also!
Gnarly oaks, moss hanging down, toadstools slowly turning brown, and birds and butterflys flitting about...a little oasis of peace in the busy city. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
I was so foolish and ignorant--
I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.
Yet I still belong to you;
you are holding my right hand.
You will keep on guiding me with your counsel,
leading me to a glorious destiny.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
But those who desert him will perish,
for you destroy those who abandon you.
But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter,
and I will tell everyone about the
wonderful things you do.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,