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! Brrr! Some may like this weather which was in the forties when I got up, but I, personally, will be happy for the warm weather to come back! Soon! The rain preceding the front dampened down the pollen which is falling in buckets off the oaks, but now, the dry air has started the allergies up again.. So we wait, patiently, for spring to come and for new leaves to take the place of the seeds.
We had a wonderful church service yesterday with a testimony from Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund, who told of her struggle with anorexia, as a result of her ballet training. Then we also had a good sermon. Seemed like a lot more people turned out, and I noticed winter visitors were there from Ind. and other states. After church, I visited the Park and noticed that the big tree that had fallen next to a truck, still had not been moved or chopped up. Seems like it would make good firewood! Lots of turtles were plastered against the side of the berm trying to get dried off and warm. There were quite a few people there Saturday, but not so much yesterday, at least, not when I was there. Although the sun was very warm, still, the air was cold and although I parked the car in the sun, it did not get too warm inside, so that means it was really chilly! But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.
He has won a mighty victory
by his power and holiness.
The Lord has announced his victory
and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!
He has remembered his promise
to love and be faithful to Israel.
The whole earth has seen the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
Break out in praise and sing for joy!
Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp.
with the harp and melodious song,
with trumpets and the sound of the ram's horn.
Make a joyful symphony before the Lord the King!
Le t the sea and everything in it shout his Praise!
Let the earth and all living things join in.
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee!
Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the Lord.
For the Lord is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice
and the nations with fairness.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs.