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! Clear skies and bright sunshine and chilly temps are what is the day is like, so far. Not a breeze stirring the trees, but the acorns are still falling, and now the leaves of the oak trees are coming down , wind or not! More sweeping...
Well, last night was so cool, I actually got out my winter flannel pjs, and this morning I put an extra blanket on the bed. My feet get cold, and I do not have my sweet bed warmer, any more. I miss him.
After doing some chores around the house, I decided to take a ride to beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. It was a lovely day and the waterfront was serene and lovely. As usual, the Beach Drive restaurants were busy with people having midday breaks and shoppers bustling from one shop to another. It is good to see so much going on.
I drove around Lynch Lake and saw a very large wood stork preening under a cluster of holly trees and bushes, along with a lot of ducks and a few ibis. As I went on to the park, I saw an anhinga across on the bank of the canal at the weir, and several turtles sunning on the weir. The moorhens were not there yesterday. There were quite a few people walking and looking over the bridge. It was a beautiful day! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
The Lord is my shepherd,
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows,
he leads me beside peaceful streams,
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the dark valley of death,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You welcome me as a guest,
anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,