Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Psoaring thru Psalm 146

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 will finally be getting into winter in the next day or two! Although it will be just a few degrees cooler, still, maybe the winter clothes are not ready to be put away. It was definitely cooler this morning, but now the sun is shining and that is always warm. I bought a faux leather jacket last year and have only worn it once, and that was on a bike ride. Felt good, too!

Yesterday, I got a lot accomplished, but I still do not understand why I can write a list to take to the supermarket, and still manage to come out without something I had written down. Grrr! Maybe it would help if I would read the list and not rely on memory.... The first trip I made was to Walmart to gas up the van. I had heard on the news that gas prices are going up, and I was needing it, so off I went and was glad to see it was lower there than other gas stations I passed . Of course, I get 5 cents off the listed price with my Walmart credit card. Every little bit helps!

I finished up my running around by going to the park and saw turtles sunning on the bank of the weir, and a tightly knit group of ibis on one of the hills around the canal. There were quite a few people there, enjoying the outdoors. Then, coming home around Lynch Lake, I saw a group of wood storks huddled together, napping. I have never seen that many together before. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord, I tell myself.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God even with my dying breath.

Don't put your confidence in powerful people;
there is no help for you there.
When their breathing stops they return
to the earth, and in a moment all their plans come to an end.
But happy are those who have the God
of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He is the one who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He is the one who keeps every promise forever,
who gives justice to the oppressed
and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts the burdens of those
bent beneath their loads,
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord  protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows,
but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.

The Lord will reign forever.
O Jerusalem, your God is King in
every generation!

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,