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! Brrr! My thermometer read 51 outside temp this morning and the indoor was 70, but old bones ache in the cold weather and mine are no exception. I have a small heater that I take into the bathroom to warm it up before I take the plunge into the shower and that makes it nice and cozy. But the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day!
We had a good sermon yesterday with Pastor Dave relating a few funny, true life stories about gift giving in his own life...how some were appropriate and appreciated and some not so much! He also mentioned living for a time in Johnstown , Penn. which my 5 greats grandfather founded. I chatted with him afterward, and he called his wife to come listen to my story. Turns out that her whole family lived in and are from Johnstown. It is a small world!
On my way to church, I drove by Lynch Lake and saw lots of ibis, seagulls, and ducks, plus a couple wood storks. Then, afterwards, I drove to the Park and once again, saw lots of ibis, a couple wood storks and an anhinga with outspread wings on the weir. And down in the canal, egrets herons and ibis. It was a good day for fowl watching! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
accompanied by the harp and lute
and the harmony of the lyre.
You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
love and joy!
Love and hugs,