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! I can't help thinking of the people in Moore, OK and the fact that not many of them are rejoicing today. My heart goes out to them, especially the ones who lost their children.
I watched Dancing with the Stars last night, and was moved to tears by Kellie and Derek's dance which was so appropriate for expressing the mood of the disaster. Just beautiful!
I drove to Walmart yesterday and filled the van up with gas. which was still lower in price than most places, then went to the library. Stopped at Chick-fil-a for a salad and after that went to the park. The light tan gopher tortoise was on display by the parking lot, so a car pulled over while the people took photos of him. I saw two ibis, rooting around in the shrubs, and an egret silhouetted against the green trees.
The mowing crew has mowed all the weeds down and cleared a much wider path than they have been doing, so, the park looks much neater than when they were leaving a lot unmowed.. And the buildings look really good and spiffy since the light colored metal roofs have been installed.God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again--\rejoice!
Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.
Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
If you do this, you will experience God's peace which is
far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.
But peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in
And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more
thing as I close this letter. Keep your thoughts on what is
true and honorable and right. Think about things that are
lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent
and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned
from me and heard from me, and saw me doing and
the God of peace will be with you.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers
with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,