Monday, August 13, 2007

Phillippians 4:13

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the slightly cooler day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I noticed on my daily weather prediction that the heat index is not supposed to reach 100 today! What a blessing!

I had a fairly quiet weekend, trying to stay indoors and cool. We rode through the Park a couple times, and it always looks so peaceful and calm. We have had some rain, both days and that keeps the water up at the park. Speaking of that, there is a picture of a gator taken at Sawgrass, in the Times classified this morning.

Yesterday, I saw another roseate spoonbill at the lake near us. What beautiful pinks. I don't think the bird even knows how beautiful he is! God is good!!!

From Quiet Moments for Teachers:

What's the problem?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

...The developer of a popular series of business training films describes the phenomenon of discovering your problem solving skills are going nowhere.

You start thinking, I'm uncomfortable, I'm anxious ..I can't do this. I should never have started to try. I'm not creative. I was never creative in school. I'm a complete failure. I'm going to be fired... in other words you start enjoying a real, good, old-fashioned panic attack.

Problems can feel ten times larger in the middle of the night. But in reality--and by daylight--solutions might not be as distant as they seem.

Inventor Charles Kettering had a unique problem-solving method. He would divide each problem into the smallest possible pieces, then research the pieces to determine which ones had already been solved. He often found that what looked like a huge problem was already 98 percent solved by others. Then he tackled what was left.

In bite-sized pieces, problems become more manageable. Remember that with God, all things are possible. He can give us peace in our darkest nights and bring wisdom with the morning.

Obstacles in the pathway of the weak become stepping stones in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Love and hugs,