Monday, March 19, 2007


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cool, day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! What a beautiful day yesterday was, and today promises to be the same.

We rode to Joe's Creek Park yesterday and I walked to the new covered shelter that overlooks the lake. The cool breeze was blowing, and I watched anhingas, a great blue heron, lots of turtles sunning on a log and off in the distance a couple of boys on bicycles. This is a new park and I don't understand why more people don't use it. Sawgrass was packed with tourists and families enjoying the weather and being able to exercise without snow! God is good!

From the Promise Bible:

James Chapter 1 excerpts;

Dear Brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.

If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do-ask him and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. they waver back and forth in everything they do.

...God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. And remember, no one who wants to do wrong should ever say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone to do wrong and he never tempts anyone else either. Temptation comes from the lure of our own evil desires. These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death. So don't be misled , my dear brothers and sisters.

Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them he never changes or casts shifting shadows In his goodness he chose to make us his own children by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his choice possession."

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

Love and hugs,