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 had overcast skies an hour or so ago, but now the sun is shining and already the A/C has kicked in because the humidity is rising. It promises to be another warm, beautiful day for opening day for the Rays!
We had a wonderful Easter service yesterday, with joyful singing and a powerful message. I attended second service and Brian was already there. He had attended his church's Sat. evening service and then Grace Lutheran for early Easter celebration, so he was very churched by 12 noon. Then, we drove down to The Hangar restaurant for our Easter buffet. I thought it must be opening day for the Rays, because the interstate was so crowded as we neared the exit for Tropicana Field, so we headed for the 4th St. exit, instead, and made our way to the restaurant without having to deal with so much traffic.
After the meal, I was waiting outside in front, for Brian to get the car and pick me up, when I heard a voice calling my name. I looked up, and around, and started to go back in the airport when the Keeners came walking up. Ray was the one who was playing tricks on me! They and the Tallman clan came for their buffet. I told them we did not leave anything...
It was a beautiful weekend with the park quite full all three days. I drove around Lynch Lake Park, and saw my favorite, beautiful roseate spoonbill lift its wings and hop up on the grass by the water! God did such a wonderful thing when He created those pinks! Gorgeous!
God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful
or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way.
Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it
has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice, but
rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up,
never loses faith, is always hopeful and
endures through every circumstance.
Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown
languages will all disappear. Now we know only a little , and
even the gift of prophecy reveals little! But when the end comes,
these special gifts will all disappear.
It's like this: When I was a child, I spoke and thought and
reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away
childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor
mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will
know everything completely, just as God knows me now.
There are three things that will endure---faith, hope, and love---
and the greatest of these is love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with
thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs and Happy Birthday to Daryl,