Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

I took a much longer walk than I had planned yesterday, because the tower walk was closed off in front of the covered shelter, so I walked up the sidewalk to the second bridge and backtracked to see where the construction had started, and then on to the third bridge. I enjoyed the shade and shadows, and was glad to see the ferns still thriving in spite of the dryness.

Several turtles were drying out on the logs along the canal and lots of splashes from the fish were making widening circles in the water. I stood and watched the baby hawks moving about in the nest . They seem to be really cozy.

BTW, I noticed yesterday how beautiful the oleanders are this year, as the jacarandas slowly fade into green and the gorgeous yellow tabebuia trees (not sure of spelling) start to glow in all their beauty. God's Creation is marvelous!

From the Promise Bible:

Psalm 119:125 "Give discernment to me, your servant,; then I will understand your decrees."

Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true nature of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom.It enables us to see behind the facades that mask the truth. Discernment shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and distractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies", God is the father of the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.

Proverbs 3:13 "Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding."

Proverbs 3:21-23 "My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. they keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling."

Discernment enhances the quality of our life and our discipleship. Godly wisdom and understanding keep us from tripping over the lies and deceptions of the devil.

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

Love and hugs,
Amaryllis (30 and counting)