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! This is another day just like yesterday, sunny and warm with a few clouds, high and puffy white. When I stood outside for a few minutes this morning, I watched a flock of ibis across the street, growing larger as singles kept flying in and joining them while they paid no attention and kept pecking, meanwhile moving slowly into the next yard. I was also watching a couple squirrels playing and climbing high in my oak trees. They don't seem to be putting acorns away for the winter. Maybe it will be a mild winter, although I have already heard predictions that it will be severe. Only God knows!
Well, the Rays won again last night. I have to confess I almost gave up on them, but thanks to Longo, and Rodney, they won their 8th straight! I am going to miss baseball when the season is over. And, on another positive note, but totally unrelated to baseball, Brian got moved into the downtown office of his bank yesterday, so no more long trips to Bradenton! He said he even got a day's work done after getting everything settled and in place. One negative in the new place, is lack of good lighting, but that will soon be corrected. Since he works in accounting, good lighting is essential! I am hoping to be able to go visit when they have the open house.
I drove over to the park yesterday, after completing my errands, and found it peaceful, with just a few people, ibis, and egrets here and there. Even though the weeds are high in places, it still looks good! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
The Lord is faithful in all he says!
He is gracious in all he does.
The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.
All eyes look to you for help...
you give them their food as they need it.
When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
he is filled with kindness.
The Lord is close to those who call on him,
yes, to all who call on him sincerely.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
The Lord protects all those who love him
but he destroys the wicked,
I will praise the Lord,
and everyone on earth will bless his holy name
forever and forever.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,