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! The weather has really been hot the past couple days with temps in the nineties, which makes me thankful for A/C in the house and car! Also the humidity has really been high!
But the birds and squirrels do not seem to notice what the weather is like. I was just watching a mockingbird in the hedge preening and cleaning for about five minutes, while below him on another branch, his friend was hopping from one branch and twig to another, gathering up the berries. Then...off they go!
I drove out the the car wash yesterday and got the van looking much better, then cleaned up the windows before pulling into the garage. It needs cleaning on the inside, too, but that's a job for another day. I also finished a Nicholas Sparks' book, which had me in tears toward the end. Wonderful writer!
Seems like a lot of accidents are happening all over, the last few times I have been out, ER vehicles have passed close by or the police have cars stopped for some infraction. I passed between a paramedic fire truck and Sun Star ambulance just down at the end of my street yesterday! I don't know what happened but hope it was not serious.
Then I drove on to the park and saw the spoonbill again in the same spot as day before yesterday! Not a lot of people were out in the heat, but the graceful ibis and egrets were enjoying the canal. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How do I know if an opportunity is from the Lord?
Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you.
Do not turn away from them and you will be successful in everything
you do. Study this book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and
night, so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will
you succeed. I command you---be strong and courageous Do not be
afraid or discouraged. For the Lord God is with you wherever you go.
God honors faithfulness in little things with with the privilege of responsibility
for greater things.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,