And this was it today...interesting, huh? I think so.
Also in my front yard this morning...these double spider webs...it's as if they are dancing a minuet waltz together. So graceful and lovely...
This picture was taken from the window of my car as we journeyed to visit my MIL at the nursing home. It was a huge crane, so huge I couldn't get it all in the picture, and we had to keep moving in traffic. This is over the hospital in Ocala, so I guess they are doing some kind of renovation there...progress in progress...When we drove back by after our visit I could see two men at the end of this crane, but we couldn't stop to take a picture! That would have REALLY been a good picture!! They were brave souls... I took this picture so you could see that I do get out of the woods occasionally!
Now, back to my open window at home... (and this was literally taken through the window, hence the quality is not too great)
We have enjoyed seeing a lot of sparrows flocking into our yard and at our bird feeder this week. They must be passing through to somewhere because we do not see them all the time like this...
And that brings me to the sweetest part of my week. This wasn't outside my open window, but it is in the bigger picture window that God is looking through as He works in our lives and ministers to and through us. I've mentioned my dear friend Sharon to you several times and have asked you to pray for her. Well, there has been a lot of wonderful things going on in her life lately, with loved ones coming from near and far to minister to her and bless her life...and in turn she is blessing them in so many beautiful ways. Well, today (writing this on Thursday) I was blessed to be able to extend a special blessing to her.
As most of you are probably aware, I retired from working at a large Presbyterian church a couple of years ago. One of the very special ministries of that church is their Prayer Shawl ministry. Ladies come together to knit/crochet beautiful shawls that they pray over while they work on them, and then especially pray when a new shawl is completed...they pray for the person to whom it will be given, even though many times they do not have any idea where it will end up...but God knows...and the prayers are woven into every knot and link...prayers for healing, comfort and strength for the recipient.
I made a special request of these dear ladies and asked if they could provide a prayer shawl for my friend Sharon. They were extremely happy to do so, and had just the perfect one ready for her...a lovely teal shawl that would truly bless and brighten her day. And so today I had the privilege and joy to present this prayer shawl to Sharon...and it was such a time of blessing for both of us I can't begin to tell you here.