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! So, we have another beautiful, warm day in the series of like days we have had! Sunshine, refreshing breezes and heat in the afternoon. Very nice!
I have been invited to lunch with a kind friend today, so I will not be able to procrastinate or waste time . Plus, my cleaning ladies are scheduled and I will be gone, but they know where the key is hidden and should have no trouble getting in. I will miss visiting with them, though.
Yesterday, I had an appointment with my long time doctor, and had to wait about forty minutes before being called in, which is unusual for him. My BP was running high, and he was concerned about that, but then he started chatting about the bill which may be passed next year regarding legal medical use of Marijuana and how it would affect memory, etc., in older folks. It was a lively discussion. Personally, I am against legalizing it. Then we were talking about memories and old age and he said I was amazing because I am ninety! I said wait a minute!! I am not ninety yet! And he said well, you are 87 and in remarkable shape. I told him about the 103 yr. old who is a member of my church and how feisty she is. He wondered if she remembered WW1. I have not talked with her to find out how far back her memory goes.
I also told the doctor that the thing I hate most about growing old, is that my body will not do what I am used to doing, like walking long distances, going to the Mall, etc. Sigh. I am still in better shape than a lot of people my age or younger. The doc wanted to know my secret. I just said "clean living". I should have answered , "the grace of God", but he is not a believer.
After I finally left his office, I drove across 9th St. and headed for Wendy's to get a frosty, then drove on to the Park, and saw the two roseate spoonbills, along with egrets and ibis, busy in the middle of the canal pecking around in the mud. Such beauty! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Look at the lilies and how they grow.
They don't work or make their clothing,
yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed
as beautifully as they are. and if God cares so
wonderfully for flowers that are here today and
gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you?
You have so little faith! And don't worry about
food--what to eat and drink. Don't worry whether
God will provide it for you. These things dominate
the thoughts of most people, but your Father
already knows your needs. He will give you all
you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom
of God your primary concern.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,