by PAULINE TOM
“What’s that? a cat?”, Ron wondered as BoD and KissMe called our attention to something running across The Polley’s yard, as we sat down to lunch in early March. I rushed outside with my phone to take a photograph when I realized it was an … armadillo! Ron joined me and headed off the little tubby tank as it ran across The Burich’s lawn. Blind as an armadillo, it almost ran across my feet as I snapped, snapped, snapped.
Only in Texas!
Even more amazing, Leslie Burich forwarded the next day a photo taken earlier the day before of an armadillo … and her baby.
Years ago Molly, a SharPei, attacked armadillo in our backyard. It looked hilarious. But, the claws left scars she carried to her dying day.
Neighbors are complaining about armadillos tearing up their lawns at night.
“What’s that?,” I wondered as I looked at a beautiful vinyl black spider last week. Imagine my surprise when I saw a photo of a Black Widow my sister found while gardening. Research revealed that the distinct red mark is on the venomous spider’s abdomen. Another reason to wear gloves while
Should you get bit, wash with soap, apply ice, and seek medical attention immediately.
Turn off the water immediately, too. Already we are in Stage 2 Drought water restrictions. We must immediately cut back 20 percent on water useage.
With just a little rain and warm weather, Mountain City turned green during Spring Break, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and well before this year’s early Easter.
I found a prayer of St. Patrick to bridge right across Palm Sunday to Easter, as the month goes March’ing on.
A Prayer of St. Patrick
I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise.
Christ in the heart of everyone one who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today through mighty strength.
What a strong picture of St. Patrick’s day in and day out relationship with Jesus, as the Lenten Season focuses in on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. It occurs to me that praying the prayer daily should bring a stronger relationship with Jesus for any believer.
For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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