My husband, who sheriffs the front lawn for unwelcome piles, gave us a little lesson on scatology yesterday.
Deer leave tiny little pebbles.
This thick one here is from a bear – see all the seeds in it? Yep, we have a resident bear in the neighborhood.
I thought about taking a picture (how often do you see bear doo in your yard?) but it was too gross.
Prayer for those suffering loss of homes
(taken from Lutheran Prayer Book “In Business Reverses”)
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.
O my heavenly Father, I, Thy poor, harassed child,
come to Thee for comfort, for peace, and for aid.
Thou knowest even better than I
the worries and anxious forebodings
that are troubling my heart and mind.
Whither shall I flee in my distress but to Thee,
my gracious, omnipotent Father?
Let these losses teach me the fleetingness
and vanity of all earthly riches.
Create in me that godliness
and contentment which is great gain.
Strengthen Thou me that I may remain
firmly clinging to the word of Thy promise,
Fear not, for I will never leave thee
nor forsake thee.