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 a lot of thunder in the distance and thought we might get some rain yesterday, but as far as I know no rain. However, we did get some Sat. evening, so the noisy neighborhood firecrackers got delayed. They did fade away about 11 PM, so I was able to go to bed without losing any sleep to speak of.
I hope everyone had a good celebration of Independence Day. Brian invited me out to dinner Friday night and we had an excellent meal at Gigi's. I don't remember eating there before, but I would go again, just to try their pizzas! I had the Osso Bucco which was a huge meal, and after fried green beans and a cup of she crab soup, I had to bring most of the meal home. Brian had the salmon which he said was the best he had ever eaten! It rained while we were enjoying our meal and, of course, I had just had the van washed. Oh, well, that's the way it goes...
Saturday was pretty quiet for me. I looked through some more old photos, and found some for the Stahly family tree that my English cousin is building. It was memory time, and I still have several boxes to go!
Church attendance seemed to be down yesterday, but I know of several families who are on vacation right now, and the other two churches I passed on my way, seemed to have the same problem. Not nearly so many cars in the lots. Actually, I passed three churches, but didn't notice the one across from the bowling alley.
I drove to the park all three days and saw a limpkin, and two gopher turtles munching on the grass near their tunnels. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
...So accept each other just as Christ has accepted
you; then God will be glorified. Remember that Christ
came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true
to the promises he made to his ancestors. And he came
so the Gentiles might also give glory to God for his mercies
15 So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you
happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you
overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,