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! Sunshine, blue skies, gentle breezes and puffy white clouds are the sights that greet the day! Of course, now that the pattern of afternoon thunder showers is upon us, that will change shortly.
Yesterday, although the thunder was all around us, we never got rain here, but it was coming down about six blocks away! That's the way it is in the summer!
The mangoes on the tree next door are bigger than the ones I saw in Publix Thursday, but they are still green. I remember as a kid trying to eat a green mango and being told they were poison. Also they were hard as rocks!
We had a sparse attendance at church yesterday. The pastor is away on vacation, so a lot of people followed suit and also were absent. But we had a good sermon and invitation to accept Christ for those who had not. I noticed several people I had not seen before, so visitors are still coming.
After church and lunch from Boston Market, I had a nice visit from Brian, while watching the Rays win. Then I drove over to the park to see what was going on, and had to wait while a man with two large dogs walked across in front of me. There were a few people out and a couple smooching on top of the hill. Ah, love in bloom! The gopher tortoises are more active now, and have come out of their holes. I wonder if they ever get flooded?? Lots of butterflies and ibis floating and pecking..God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How am I supposed to plan my life?
My child, listen to me and treasure my instructions. Turn
your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding.
Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them
as you would for money or hidden treasure. Then you will
understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will
gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He
grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their
shield, protecting those who walk with integrity. He guards
the paths of justice and protects those who are faithful to
him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will know how to find the right course of action
every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge
will fill you with joy.
Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.
A plan is only as good as the information upon which it's based. Our
human intellect is limited and inadequate. Apart from the Lord, our
plans are liable to fail . The Lord promises wisdom to those who
rely on his word and depend on his spirit.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with
thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,