Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Shepherd's Psalm

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! So far, we have sunshine and humidity, but, of course, showers are called for at some point during the day. However, this could be spotty... rain at one house and none across the street. That's the way it goes locally.

One of my recently found second or third cousins, posted photos of a reunion they had which took place at Lake Tahoe in Nev. I remember being there when I was 14 and it was beautiful and pristine. Now, it appears to have a lot of lodges and other buildings, and the lake is very low from the drought they have had in that area. But still, the setting is gorgeous with the mountains surrounding the lake, I remember going in for a swim and the water was icy! That was the year we also visited the Grand Canyon. What memories!

Well, I have a hearing aid in for repairs. It has to be sent back to the factory and the repair is pricey. I have no idea why hearing aids are so expensive. Even with computer technology inside them, still regular computers are not that unreasonable. Sigh. It's just like a car, I guess. All repairs are expensive.

I had to make a trip to the CVS yesterday, and did not find a cart, so I went inside and stood waiting. The manager happened to come by at that moment so I asked him for a cart, and he went and rescued one from the parking lot and said he would have to get his truck and do a condo run. to pick up what the people across the street carry off..This is a constant problem for them. I also noticed a big puddle of water in their parking lot, and the retention pond between them and Steak and Shake was overflowing. It had rained shortly before I went shopping after my podiatrist visit and that was the result. We are wet!

As I was in the Park recently, I saw the two brown gopher tortoises having a face to face conversation or maybe it was a stand off. Anyway, they were about three feet apart and looking at each other. It was funny. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
head 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 are close beside me.
Your rod 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 uinfailing love
will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell 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,