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! Lots of sun and the wind is blowing this morning, which means the seeds and leaves will be piling up on the porch again. I called the yard man yesterday and he said he was running behind because his truck had broken down. That must be very frustrating, since so many people rely on him. I know I am waiting for the blower to make things look clean for a little while! I saw a tractor on 9th St yesterday with a load of sod that looked nice and green, to be placed in one of the spots they tore up due to the destruction and repairs they are making to the street. I couldn't help being envious, because I need sod so badly in my front yard. The grass won't grow because of the shade from the oak trees. Sigh.
I had an appointment with my podiatrist and when I arrived one man was already sitting in the small waiting room. I looked closely and recognized him as the pharmacist who had worked at Galen's when Brian was a baby...over fifty years ago! I spoke to him as he was on his way out, but did not give my name, so I am sure he did not recognize me. He is in his nineties now, so it is a small world!
After I left there, I collected a half price strawberry milkshake with my Steak and Shake gift card from Christmas...took it into the park and enjoyed the peace and quiet for awhile. Just a couple of anhingas drying their wings and an ibis pecking away for his constant lunch and quite a few people were enjoying the beautiful day! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them.
Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to him, "Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?
Jesus replied, "All those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn't love me will not do what I say. And remember my words are not my own. This message is from the Father who sent me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you.. But when the Father sends the Counselor as my representative---and by the Counselor I mean the Holy Spirit--he will teach you everything and remind you of everything I myself have told you...
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,