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 are starting out bright and sunny, with very little chance of rain today. What a change! Of course, the gutters around here are running with water, still, because we had rain yesterday, the day before, etc. But I remember when we had no rain for a long time last summer, so I should not complain. Of course, in Pasco County, some areas are still flooded and the water does not seem to be draining off. We could use a little respite.
I took a trip to the Library just after school was out, and it was quiet and not very crowded. There was one small child who screamed a couple times, but otherwise, all was peaceful. Even the librarians were visiting with each other; something they don't get to do very often.
After I checked out, I took a trip to Steak and Shake and got a strawberry milkshake for half price. Then I drove on to the Park and saw a anhinga with just his head sticking up out of some bushes and a lone ibis pecking in the freshly mowed grass. Not many cars were parked, so it was a quiet time.
I enjoyed half of my shake before supper and finished it off afterwards. I saw a sparrow and what looked like a robin on the line coming home. I'm not sure about the robin, because this is not the time for them to be down here. I don't usually see them until Jan. or Feb. The mockers and bluejays are not flying in and out of the hedge as much, so I think all of the seeds must be gone. But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't
work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his
glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if
God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here
today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you?
You have so little faith! And don't worry about food--what
to eat and drink. Don't worry whether God will provide
it for you. These things dominate the thoughts of most
people, but your Father already knows your needs. He will
give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom
of God your primary concern.
So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great
happiness to give you the Kingdom.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,