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! Just another warm, sunny day in paradise! Maybe, and that's a big MAYBE, we will be getting cooler weather sometime next week, so we wear our boring summer clothes a little longer, and run the A/C longer!
I had an appointment with my dermatologist yesterday afternoon, which I did not look forward to, and sure enough, I came away with spots all over my face where he zapped me with the freezing stuff. I think he makes some of this up! He wiped off what little makeup I wear to protect my skin from the sun, and I told him he was leaving me without protection from the bright rays, but that did not stop him. He checked from the top of my head to my toes. Glad that's over with for another six months!
Since his office is on Sixth St. So. I decided to take a ride through downtown ST. Petersburg to see how my city is doing. Lots of construction on First Ave. So. and another condo going up near Beach Drive. But the waterfront is still beautiful and had lots of sail boats out on the bay and the sky was blue, and reflecting off the water. Not many people were at the outdoor tables of the numerous restaurants, but it was 3 in the afternoon and the lunch crowd was finished. However, all the parking spaces were full, so there were lots of shoppers along Central and also Beach Drive. The town is bustling!
I thought since it was almost 3;30, I would pick up a salad at CFA and avoid the drive-thru crowd. Ha! The line was almost to the street and I waited about 15 minutes to get my order. Meanwhile, the manager was unwinding the electric extension cord to the canopy covered computer getting ready for the evening rush, which to look at the long line of cars, had already started! That 4th St. restaurant really does the business! But my frosty lemonade really hit the spot after my ordeal at the doc's!
I drove by Lynch Lake on the way home and saw a flock of ibis and lots of ducks in the shade of the lone bushes on the banks. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
Finally, dear brothers and sisters, I ask you to
pray for us. Pray first that the Lord's message will
spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes
just as when it came to you. Pray too, that we will
be saved from wicked and evil people, for not everyone
believes in the Lord. But the Lord is faithful; he will
make you strong and will guard you from the evil one.
And we are confident in the Lord, that you are practicing
the things we recommended to you, and that you always will.
May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding
of the love of God and the endurance that comes from Christ.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs