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! Lots of clouds around this morning, but I can't help but be doubtful that any rain will come, even though the weather people are still predicting..maybe. Always hedging..
I noticed a bluejay getting a drink from the bowl on the porch, but he was almost standing on his head to dip down, so I carried some water out and filled it up. While I was doing that, I saw a box truck and a pickup across the street in front of the vacant house.. Looks like someone has decided to purchase it, because two city pickups were there yesterday. Maybe we will soon have some new neighbors! Speaking of neighbors, yesterday evening, I was outside and saw a young man being pulled quite rapidly on his skateboard by his dog. I don't know what kind of dog he was, but he looked like he was laughing and really enjoying himself. They were really zipping along! I know, dogs don't laugh, but they look like it! They went on down the street, still zipping along, until the dog stopped to investigate something in a yard.
Well, my cleaning ladies had an unexpected client yesterday and had to clean out a large house for closing it up, so they were not able to do my house, but will try to get to it next week. This is a luxury I allow myself and really appreciate that they live right across the street from me.
So, I worked on the clothes I cleaned out of one closet and got them folded up into a box. Now I have about three more closets to go. Since I have outgrown the clothes, (or they have shrunk) I have been getting rid of the ones I thought I would shrink into. Not gonna happen!
I went over to the park in the late afternoon and found quite a few people there, walking and picnicking, and enjoying the beautiful weather.
On a sad note; Dick Clark passed away, and I remember watching American Bandstand and all the "new" artists he introduced before they became famous.
Also, Chuck Colson is very near to going home and what a legacy he leaves, with thousands saved by his writing and preaching. What a godly man! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Arise, O God, and scatter your enemies.
Let those who hate God run for their lives.
Drive them off like smoke blown by the wind.
Melt them like wax in fire.
Let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
But let the godly rejoice.
Let them be glad in God's presence.
Let them be filled with joy.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.
His name is the Lord----
rejoice in his presence!
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows---
this is God, whose dwelling is Holy.
God places the lonely in families,
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But for rebels, there is only famine and distress.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,