Friday, June 15, 2007

Step right up

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the warm June day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Matthew and I had a very interesting walk yesterday. We arrived at the tower to find the class with Steve and Mike on the top story watching an osprey looking for a fish. The osprey was hovering ! I had never seen an osprey hover and, of course, neither had Matthew. It was amazing to see those huge wings flapping and flapping and staying in one place! God is Awesome!

Also, to make things even more interesting, Mama gator was hiding under the platform and we had to peek way over to see her head. She is really big! On the way back, we watched a gator lazily swimming toward the lake, and later saw a hawk sitting on a picnic table, waiting for lunch! Always something interesting to see at the Park!

From Quiet Moments:

A young Scottish girl, Ffyona, decided to challenge her mettle, and get a change of scenery, by walking around the world. She spent eleven years and covered more than nineteen thousand miles walking from northern Scotland to southern England; New York to Los Angeles; Sydney to Perth, Australia; and South Africa to Morocco. Along the way, she fought disease, poisonous insects, bad weather, blisters, stonings, and loneliness.

She kept herself going by motivating her tired feet by promising herself that if she could make it just ten more miles, she could have a meal, The stronger her mind, the better her body performed.

Another important discovery she made, was that she had to take one day at a time.

Walking seems like such a simple thing to do. But, Oh, the power of a walk! Even when we have no particular destination, our feet can take us to a new place and give us both a physical and a psychological break from where we've been. Walking away from a heated debate is sometimes the smartest thing to do and the best way to protect a relationship. Crossing a room to talk to someone who looks lonely is often the first step in building a new friendship.

"The steps of good men are directed by the Lord." Psalm 37:23 TLB

"Blessed are those who hear the joyful blast of the trumpet, for they shall walk in the light of your presence." Psalm 89:15 TLB

When we are obedient, God guides our steps and our stops.
Corrie ten Boom

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

Love and hugs,
Amaryllis (one week and counting, Wheeee!)