Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Excerpts from Ecclesiastes

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! As I stepped outside this morning, I looked for stars, and hoped I could see a meteor flashing by, but there was too much light and the puffy clouds interfered. Has anyone seed the meteors, yet? This is the week for them.

Well, I heard thunder late last night, but we did not get any rain. However, our gutters are still running with water, which the ducks really like.

I splashed through the water on the boardwalk once again, yesterday. When I got through my walk, I was dripping! Mama gator was out getting breakfast, I guess, or hidden on the other side of the nest, because she was not visible. If the rain keeps up, there will be plenty of water for the babies when they hatch. I like to hear them grunt when they come out and after they start moving around.

I was in time, as I walked to the tower, to see the six or seven footer come swimming swiftly in to head under the tower, and as I started up the steps, I heard a tremendous thump and splash and out he came, with a hydrilla leaf on his head. He must have found something to eat underneath in the thick hydrilla. God is good!

From Ecclesiastes 4,5,and 8 NLT

"Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person fails, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken."

"People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich are always worrying and seldom get a good night's sleep."

"And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life--that is indeed a gift from God. People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for God has given them reasons for joy."

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

Love and hugs,