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! We have a beautiful, cloud free morning with a slight breeze blowing. Just perfect! I hope all of you working people are not finding it too hard to get back to work today. I don't do paying work any more, but I find it difficult to get back in the groove. I did not eat any bar-be-que yesterday, but I think I will get some some time this week!
So, the DNC starts today in Charlotte, and already the weather is the topic of concern, since rain is forecast for the last day and it is being held outdoors that day. I was interested to chat with two of our people in church who were active in the RNC last week; one, as a photographer for a local TV station, and one, who works for Pinellas in bringing new business to the county. I can't imagine carrying a heavy camera around on a shoulder for hours, along with a lot of other equipment! But their stories and impressions were very interesting, and I was pleased to hear them.
I took a little walk in the park Saturday, and saw the ugly mud banks of the canal. Muddy, since all the hydrilla and greenery has been removed and there is no place for the young gator to hide. I did see a moor hen further down the canal, trying to make a nest in the overgrowth next to the banks. In fact, it was squawking so loud, I couldn't help noticing it! But, God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Happy are people of integrity,
who follow the law of the Lord.
Happy are those who obey his decrees
and search for him with all their hearts.
They do not compromise with evil,
and they walk only in his paths.
You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
Oh, that my actions would consistently
reflect your principles.
Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands.
When I learn your righteous laws,
I will thank you by living as I should.
I will obey your principles .
Please don't give up on me.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,