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! Once again, water is dripping down from the roof and a large bank of rain clouds is hanging off the coast, slowly moving toward us. But maybe tomorrow we will have less chance of rain and more chance of sun.
Yesterday at noon, the sun came out, so I took advantage of the lull in the rain and got out to do some shopping. After I finished getting orange juice and bread, I drove over to the Park to see how high the water was. It had flowed over the weir, but had come down some, and some people were taking advantage of the brief period of dry weather to get out and get some exercise.
My ongoing battle of wills with the Times carrier has not shown much victory on either side. He is determined not to put the paper in the chair, but instead, puts it right beside said chair on the floor, so I either have to use the "grab it" or step out and pick it up. I did not call yesterday, ( I tried but had such a long wait I gave up), and won't call today, because it doesn't seem to do any good.
I watched portions of the Olympics last night and especially the swimming and diving. What hard work goes into all the competition! I was amazed at the high divers, who fearlessly dive from 31 feet above the water! I could never do that! Then I switched channels and watched some guys trying to hit a ball with a stick of wood and lose, after being paid a pretty good salary. Hmm, not a good comparison.
I saw a anhinga with wings fully extended trying to dry out when I went into the park. I don't know where all the birds go when it is raining so hard, but the squirrels don't seem to mind. They are still zipping across the street and up the trees! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid Rock?
God arms me with strength;
he has made my way safe.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
leading me safely along the mountain
He prepares me for battle ;
he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze;
You have given me the shield of your
Your right hand supports me .
your gentleness has made me great.
You have made a wide path for my feet
to keep them from slipping.
I always give thanks for you. remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,