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! Looks like the storm lurking off the coast of Daytona Beach will not have any effect on them or us, as it seems to be moving up to the Outer Banks and on toward New England. I heard a lot of rumbles late yesterday afternoon, but we did not get any rain. Just a hot, humid day!
I ran a couple of errands later in the day, and got into a mini duel with a city bus, between 77th St. and 62nd Ave. The driver must have been in an agressive mood, because he obviously did not want me getting ahead of him. I was glad when I turned off and let him take out his frustrations on someone else!
When I drove into the park, I saw the brown gopher tortoise, but because of the heat and time of day, not much was going on. I saw no egrets or ibis, which is unusual, but lots of squirrels, as usual. I almost forgot to mention that my crape myrtle which was pruned so severely, is now blooming and looks very healthy! God is good!
Sometimes it takes pruning for good growth to result ...in plants and in life.
From the Promise Bible NLT:
But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives
on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray
as you are directed by the Holy Spirit. Live in such a way
that God's Love can bless you as you wait for the eternal
life that our Lord Jesus Christ is going to give you. Show
mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by
snatching them from the flames of judgment. There are still
others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that
you are not contaminated by their sins.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,