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! Amazing how the mornings can be so beautiful with sunshine and light or no breezes and then later in the evening the black clouds roll in and the thunder starts!
Yes, we had another tornado warning last night. I had stepped outside on the front porch about 8 and saw the bank of dark clouds in the southeast right over my neighborhood. I had the TV on and the weatherman started showing pics of radar and how severe the storm would be. Sure enough, the thunder and lightning started and we lost power for about a minute. When it came back on, I went to get my lantern to have it close, but didn't need it after all. I think I will keep it close at hand, until these thunderstorms roll around to the morning hours!
I noticed how high the water is in the canal over at the park from all the rain. It was up almost to the top of the weir! There were a few people enjoying the heat as they walked, but not many cars were parked. A few ibis were walking, and I saw an immature one by itself pecking along the bank of the canal.
I think my beauty berry bush is attracting a lot of butterflies, because I see lots of yellow and black striped one, large and small, flitting and and dancing along outside my window heading toward the bush in the back yard. They are so pretty! And, BTW, the attack bird gave one last fierce peck against the east bedroom window yesterday and has not been back since! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can we have confidence in the face of life's greatest hardships?
Romans 8:38-39 I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.
Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't and the demons can't. Our fears for
today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell, can't keep
God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean,
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,