Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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 prediction is that the weather will reach 90 today, but the humidity is lower, so it won't be so smothering. Right now, the sun is shining, and it is already up in the eighties!

I made a trip to the library yesterday, and was interested to see a young man sitting on a bench outside under a tree, eating his lunch. He was attracting a mama duck with over a dozen fuzzy babies, all crowding around his feet and a couple squirrels were joining the crowd. Meanwhile, the luncher just kept on eating and reading, not paying any attention to the begging audience. I didn't think to snap his picture....

It was sprinkling while I drove into the library, and when I came out. But I drove on to the Park, and saw a lady with her walker, just starting her trip all the way down to the building, (I have seen her before). Then when I came out, she had turned around and was heading back, because she did not anticipate the sprinkles. She has great fortitude and persistance!

The ibis flock and the few people who were out did not seem to mind the refreshing rain, though. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 3:13-18

If you are wise and understand God's ways,
live a life of steady goodness so that only
good deeds will pour forth. and if you don't brag
 about the good you do, then you will be truly wise!
But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish
ambition in your hearts, don't brag about being
wise. That is the worst kind of lie. For jealousy and
selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom. Such things are
earthly, unspiritual, and motivated by the Devil.
For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there
you will find disorder and every kind of evil.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first
of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and \
willing to yield to others.. It is full of mercy and good
deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. And
those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace
and reap a harvest of goodness.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, with thanksgiving,
joy and love!

Love and hugs,