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! Bright sunshine and puffy clouds start the morning and yesterday we had no rain or thunderstorms for the first time this week, I think. So, we continue on enjoying the heat of summer...
As I wrote yesterday, I had a visit to the lab and as a result today, I have a quarter sized purple bruise in the fold of my elbow, which keeps spreading. Hopefully, it will go away soon. The nurse was a Muslim, who wore a bright green with gold sparkles scarf on her head and really mangled my name when she called me. Oh, well, that has happened before. Monday when I was in the library, the lady who frequently checks me out, asked how to pronounce my name, so I told her it was the name of a lily, after she had complimented me on it. My daddy did me a favor when he named me. :o) Speaking of the lilies, my new yard guy, mowed down my amaryllis when he was edging weeds. I told him they were lilies, not weeds. Sigh. Hopefully, they will continue to come back out before winter.
I drove to the park after watching the Rays lose to a perfect game pitcher yesterday. A couple of ibis were standing in the shallow water pecking for interesting grubs and other delicacies and squirrels were scampering around all over, but not many people were out, but God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I close my letter with these last words.
Rejoice. Change your ways. Encourage each other.
Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace
will be with you.
Greet each other in Christian love. All the Christians here
send you their greetings.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs