Friday, September 30, 2016

Psalm 23

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 have clouds and sunshine today and the air is a couple degrees cooler. Every little bit helps!

Well, I got out to my dentist's yesterday afternoon, which is clear across town and a block from Tyrone Mall. I did not see him, but my hygienist scraped and cleaned my teeth. Now, I have never minded going to the dentist, but what I dislike is lying down in the chair and having to keep my mouth open until I nearly get a cramp in my jaw. Danielle is very thoughtful and always gives me a break, but then, back to the open mouth! I also had x-rays which are very uncomfortable. But, I am very thankful to have all but a couple of my teeth left at my advanced age!

I noticed lots of changes along 66th St. I had not been there in a long time and saw the closed Sonic is turning into what looks like a Wa-wa station. The Mexican restaurant is gone, as is the building next to it. the McDonalds was torn down and is almost finished with the rebuilding. Progress marches on!

I stopped in the park on my way home and saw my friend. David, who works there, but all was quiet compared to the rush of going home traffic on the busy streets! An oasis in the middle of a busy day! God is good!

From the Amplified Bible:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd {to lead, guide,
and feed me}; I shall not lack.
He makes me lie down in (fresh , tender,)
green pastures. He leads me beside the
still and restful waters.
He refreshes and restores my life--my self.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
{uprightness and right standing with him--
not for my earning it, but) for His name's

Yes, though I walk through the (deep, sunless)
valley of the shadow of death, I will feel or dread
no evil, for You are with me; Your rod ( to protect)
and your staff {to guide}, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence
of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; My
(brimming) cup runs over
Surely or only goodness , mercy and unfailing love
shall follow me all the days of my life; and through
the length of days of the house of the Lord {and his
presence} shall be my dwelling place.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving , joy and love!

Love and hugs,