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 heard thunder later in the afternoon yesterday, but all the rain was over the bridges and none came this far. It is windy and sunny today, with another hot and humid day on tap. Daryl told me last night that it seemed like fall in TN, with temps in the 70's and low 80's, so maybe there is hope for us soon. Ha.
I caught up with some long put off chores around the house yesterday morning, folding towels, catching up with ironing..etc., but took off for the park later.
I was re-reading some very old letters while going through my desk and came across a letter from the daughter of an Amish friend of mine from years ago. She was telling me how much they had enjoyed my letters and that her mother was not here "no more". This was her way of saying she had passed away. Her mother. Ida, had made two quilts for me which I had ordered long distance since they live in Indiana. They are old order Amish without electricity or running water in the house, although they had fixed up a bathroom, primitive;, but it worked, and had a hand pump in the sink. The fridge was run on gas from a generator and they used lanterns for lights.
Hard for us to imagine living that way...
I found very few people in the park when I visited yesterday, but did see two large brown, gopher tortoises munching on the grass, I was able to pull the car in very close to the larger one. He raised his head, took a look at me and went on munching, so I took his picture with my iPhone. I also saw a moor hen in the canal in the midst of a bunch of floating hydrilla. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers live together in harmony! For harmony is as pleasant as the fragrant, anointing oil that was poured over Aaron's head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And the Lord has pronounced his blessing even life forevermore.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers
with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,