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! We have lots of sunshine this morning and although rain is predicted for sometime this weekend, it may miss this area again. I heard rumbles of thunder for a time last night, but no rain around here. It would be good if all the high schools were able to get through their games tonight with dry weather.
Well, the Rays were really bad again last night, but Derek Jeter gave the Yankees a walk off win for his big celebration night! I am hopeful the Rays will have a better season next year. Now the Gators have to win tomorrow!
As I was walking in the back yard yesterday, I noticed several birds enjoying the fruit from the Beauty Berry bush, which is really loaded! If people still hung clothes on lines, they would have purple stains all over from the berries. Fortunately, that doesn't happen any more, but clothes really smelled good when I used to use my lines! Can't be duplicated with softening sheets...
The duck family is still hanging around the neighborhood. Funny thing, when I left the house yesterday, I waited for them to cross the street from their resting place under a tree next door, and then, saw many ducks as I drove around the lake and all were huddled down resting. There must be a siesta time for the feathered, waddling population! But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
con't. from yesterday, John 15:9-16
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain
in my love. When you obey me, you remain in my love, just
as I obey my Father and remain in his love. I have told you this so that
you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
I command you to love each other in the same way that
I love you. And here is how to measure it--the greatest love
is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.
You are my friends if you obey me. I no longer call you servants,
because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are
my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and
produce fruit that will last, so the the Father will give you
whatever you ask for , using my name to command you to love each other.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with
thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,