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! This is a carbon copy of yesterday's weather with cool air in the morning and the sun rapidly warming up. Just beautiful for all spring breakers and vacationers.
I spent a good part of yesterday looking at old pictures, and trying to find the photos we took on our visit to Uncle Dan several years ago. That visit happened to be shortly before he passed away, so I am very glad we were able to go. I want to send copies to my newly discovered cousin in England, who is trying to build the family tree. I really need an organizing gene! Too late for that, though!
I had several appointments last week and forgot that Friday I had an early one with the eye doctor. I drove back from Pinellas Park with eyes dilated, but, fortunately, the sky was overcast, which really helped. When I got home, I really did not need lights on in the house. I think the stuff they use for the dilating is not as strong as it used to be, because it did not last as long. That was a good thing!
I visited the park later in the afternoon yesterday, and it was crowded, once again. Lots of cars, both local and visitors. The ibis don't hang around when there is a crowd, but I saw an anhinga with wings outstretched in the distance on the way in. Then, on the way out, the 6 ft. gator had climbed up on the bank of the canal in front of the weir, and was busy sunning himself. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
The Lord is my shepherd,
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the dark valley of death,'I will not be afraid,
for you and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You welcome me as a guest,
anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life
and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,