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! Cool air and bright sunshine are the start to a beautiful day. Daryl told me yesterday that another cold wave is coming through in TN and they are expecting snow again. I was watching the weather channel a while ago, and the reporter in Atla. said that stores were running out of salt and Ice Melt. They got caught two weeks ago, totally unprepared for the ice on the highway, so people are stocking up this time!
Well, we certainly don't have to worry about that here! I wish I had leaf melt! My yard guys were just here, blowing off the leaves and piling them up in the driveway, then they bagged them and put them in the dumpster. Only problem is, the garbage has already been picked up, so the container will sit in the driveway until Thurs. when another pick up is scheduled. But I am very grateful that they raked up the leaves!
I saw lots of water fowl around Lynch Lake on my way to church yesterday. Woodstorks, anhingas, Muscovy ducks and ibis, also, a few seagulls. The Lake has been declared a park by the city now, which means it gets taken care of by the Parks dept.
After church, I drove to Sawgrass, and saw lots of cars and people out enjoying the warm weather. A black turtle was plastered on the bank of the weir, and a droopy anhinga was perched on the weir itself. I saw a woman with her small dog on a leash watching it sniff around the large brown gopher tortoise. All the turtle has to do is withdraw himself into his house and he feels safe from dogs and other curious creatures. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners, or join with scoffers.
But they delight in doing everything the Lord wants.
Day and night they think about his law.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fresh fruit each season without fail.
Their leaves never wither,
and in all they do, they prosper.
But this is not true of the wicked.
They are like worthless chaff, scattered like the wind.
They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,