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 thought today would be sunny, but, so far, it is still overcast, just the way it started out yesterday. But it is still hovering around the low seventies, so not at all unpleasant.
Yesterday, we had a wonderful church service, with extra chairs set up. Great music, including "Happy Day", my favorite! That's one song I want sung at my "Celebration of Life "service! Loud, noisy, and happy! We also had a really good message from our guest speaker.
Brian had come from his church to mine for the late service and afterwards, we went to The Hanger for lunch, where we had reservations. It was not crowded at all when we arrived, so we got seated right away, but later on, it filled up rapidly. We both selected lamb and asparagus from the three selections for the day and a delicious dessert.
We took a tour of Beach Drive, which was very crowded with pedestrians, and sidewalks were full of shoppers and people dining at outside tables. The Mainsail Art Festival was going full blast at the Vinoy Park and the area was teeming with people on the way or mingling. Downtown St. Petersburg is a happening place!! It was a lovely day! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
This is what the Lord says: "Cursed are those who
put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts
away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in
the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live
in the barren wilderness on the salty flats where no
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have
made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are
like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that
reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered
by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their
leaves stay green, and they go right on producing
The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked.'
Who really knows how bad it is? But I know! I, the Lord, search
all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their
due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers
with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,