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! It was overcast earlier this morning and everything was wet, so I think there must have been a sprinkle. But then the sun came out brilliantly and the humidity is already climbing. I look out my window and see colorful butterflies flitting by, and bluejays and mockingbirds still flying in and out of the hedge which has fewer berries on it since the birds discovered it!
My cleaning team came yesterday and I always ask where they had lunch. Yesterday, it was their favorite, Italia Mia, again. They always have hearty lunches, but I think they work so hard, the calories get burned up! We chatted about the Rays and what is going on in the neighborhood, so it's a good time catching up!
I finished the Nicholas Sparks' big novel, which is being made into a movie. "The Longest Ride". I was in tears through parts of it. Very moving love story. He is a wonderful story teller. Later, I drove to Subway and ordered their Philly cheesesteak sandwich with all the veggies except hot peppers! I had had it before and it was so good! I also noticed two new restaurants going up across the street on Park Blvd. Mo's and IHOP. Then, across the street from them...a Thai restaurant, which is new. Looks like Pinellas Park is booming! Also, Brian says a new one is going up across from Cheddars. Lots to choose from!
I drove through the Park on the way to Subway, and saw three spoonbills in the canal just beyond the weir. It was late in the afternoon, so not a lot of people were there, but some were walking and others hanging over the rail at the bridge looking down into the water. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Sing out your thanks to the Lord;
sing praises to our God, accompanied by harps.
He covers the heavens with clouds,
providing rain for the earth,
and makes the green grass grow in mountain pastures.
He feeds the wild animals
and the young ravens cry to him for food.
The strength of a horse does not impress him,
how puny in his sight is the strength of a man.
Rather, the Lord's delight is in those who honor him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,