Thursday, June 27, 2013

Psalm 23

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 enjoy looking at the towering white clouds this time of the rainy season! They are so beautiful against the blue sky. I should take time one day just to sit and watch them change as the wind blows. Then, later on, as the rain clouds form, the clouds get very ominous looking.

We had our rainstorm early yesterday, The house was so dark I had to turn all the lights on, about 5:30, but after the storm passed, the sun came out brightly, until sunset. Ah, Florida in rainy season!

Well, the attack bird is back, Guess I spoke too soon yesterday, because I heard once again, the tapping on the windows in the afternoon, from one side of the house to the other.  The bird is reddish brown on top and has black and white stripes underneath. I believe from the length of the beak that it is some kind of woodpecker, but whatever it is, I wish he would take out his frustrations on something besides my windows!

All was peaceful at the park yesterday, with few cars parked and not many people visible. But when I went to the library, it was quite busy, with lots of people and kids. It is good to see people taking advantage of the computers and other resources that the local libraries have. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk through the
dark valley of death,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies,
You welcome me as a guest,
anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

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

Love and hugs,