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! It is overcast today and a large area of rain is hovering a ways offshore, so we will have some rain this afternoon hopefully,. When I got the paper in this morning, I noticed we had already had a shower, which is good!
The last bloom on my amaryllis is bravely standing tall, while the others are long past their prime. I am really surprised that one is blooming this late in May, but it is still pretty. I noticed the crape myrtle trees are blooming now, at Steak and Shake, so mine may be doing the same. I have not been out back to check on it. I noticed a Royal Poinciana tree in full bloom last weekend, so this is a pretty time to be in St. Petersburg.
As I was driving down 4th St. to the cleaners, I could not help comparing the traffic to where we were on Saturday. I am thankful I do not live in Kissimmee! I am sure there may be quiet residential neighborhoods some place there, but where we were was so crowded with every fast food place you could imagine and even some rides at one place. Also, helicopter tours! Too much!
As I rounded Lynch Lake in the hot afternoon, I saw one ibis, and an anhinga airing out his wings. Then I drove on to the park with my strawberry milkshake and saw very few people, but a large, fat gopher tortoise munching on the grass near his tunnel home. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows,
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
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 unfailing
love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live 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,