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! I almost missed the yard men because once again, they just blew and went. The grass has definitely slowed down its growing, because of our cooler air and no rain. It is another beautiful morning with clear skies and lots of sunshine!
Well, Friday, I finally did it! I shopped at the new 4th St. Station Publix, where shopping is a pleasure.That store is huge! I remember the first time I walked into the new Albertson's that was there and I got so tired just walking the whole store. Well, this time I did not get tired, but I sure got a nice, long walk in! I discovered they had one item that the Gateway store no longer carries, but did not have an item that I always buy at the Gateway store. So, I still will go to my usual Gateway store. It is small but convenient. Another plus for the new store..a cashier opened up her aisle just for me and asked a stock man to bag for me. He also took my groceries out to the van and unloaded them. Wish I could have brought him home to unload at home!
After church yesterday, I drove on to the Park, and saw two large great blue herons in separate places; one at the weir, and one standing in the canal..both looking for a tasty fish for lunch. Then, I spotted a shiny, slick black turtle out of his element, at the base of a tree. I don't know how mixed up he got when he should have been in the water, but he had a ways to go before he got wet again! I saw another smaller turtle sunning on the bank of the weirl. God is good!
I have sent this prayer before, but thought it would be good to send again:
My Morning Prayer
"Oh, God, for another day, for another morning,
for another hour, for another minute, for another
chance to live and serve Thee, I am truly grateful."
Do Thou this day free me
from all fear of the future
from all bitterness toward anyone.
From all cowardice in face of danger
from all laziness in face of work,
from all failure before opportunity
from all weakness when Thy power is at hand.
But fill me
with Love that knows no barrier
with Sympathy that reaches all
with Courage that cannot be shaken
with Faith strong enough for darkness.
With Strength sufficient for my tasks
with Loyalty to Thy Kingdom Goal,
with Power to lift me to Thee.
Be Thou with me for another day and use me as Thou
wilt for Christ's sake, I pray.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,