Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the smoky day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Yes, it's very smoky out from the wildfires burning way up on the Fl/Ga line. It has cleared up just a little now, but the air is full of it and people are advised to say in if we have allergies or respiratory problems. The wind is blowing, so maybe some of it will turn and blow out of here.
I am expecting my yard man to come and hate for him to have to work outside. He was taking his racing pigeons fifty miles up, to get them ready for a race, but I don't know how pigeons react to smoky air. I went to the park yesterday and noticed that it had been freshly mowed and looked pretty good. On the way there, I saw a woodstork by Lynch lake and then lots of people once I got there. Leaning over the bridge, where there are always interesting things to see in the water, and walking dogs, running and just enjoying the weather.
Hard to believe it was expected to be freezing in TN this morning, when it has been so perfect here, but God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again--rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember the Lord is coming soon.
Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,