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!The wind is blowing and it is cloudy, so it looks like rain, but looks can be deceiving, so I think I will just wait and see what happens. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so if it rains, I hope it will stop before then, because I got the car washed Saturday! That is usually a good way to make sure it rains!
I had a good weekend..Brian took me to Bella's in Tampa for dinner Sat. night, and afterwards, we cruised around Hyde Park for awhile, passing many bars, where crowds were already celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Seems like there was a bar on each street! Then, Sunday, we had a powerful sermon, and lots of new and old friends were at church at the later service. I really like to sing the worship songs and hear Andrew on the drums. We have a lot of talent in our midst!
I have a very sore heel, from being rammed by a shopping cart in Publix last Thursday. I had just entered the store, and a lady behind me, was not looking, and ran into me full force. I exclaimed, "Ouch!" and she was very apologetic, and kept asking me if I was okay, but I just stood and rubbed my heel, not realizing that it was bleeding where the skin was torn. It is still raw, but healing, but I have to really pad it in order to wear shoes. That was not a pleasure!
But, in between times, I visited the park, and saw the gator basking in the sun on the bank again. Also, lots of people and ibis and an egret or two. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom
understanding and direction?
If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do-
ask him, he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when
you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful
mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by
the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything
from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back
and forth in everything they do.
Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your
Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true
nature of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom. It
enables us to see behind the facades that mask the truth. Discernment
shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun
that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and dis-
tractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies", God is the father of
the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,