Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the air was humid and very warm..I could see only a few stars, but I know it will get much warmer. Yesterday set a record for heat, but my walk in the morning, was very pleasant.

There was a good breeze blowing and it actually felt a little cooler. I watched Mark and James sawing a fallen tree in the canal, using a boat, front end loader and lots of muscle to get the tree across the water and up on the bank on the other side, to place it in the undergrowth and leave it for all kinds of critters to hide in. There's a lot of work that goes in to keeping the park looking nice and keep the water flowing. They also have to take care of Joe's Creek Park and Lealman Park, and will soon have the Friendship Trail and Pinellas Trail added to their responsibilities...just five guys to do all that work!

I did not see Mama gator for the second day, but four new signs are now posted warning about severe consequences if anyone bothers her or any of the other gators. I hope they do some good. If I walk early enough today, perhaps Mama will be back . God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT

What do we do when we don't know what to do?

2 Chronicles 20:12 "O our God, won't you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help."

We don't have to know what do do, but we do need to know where to look. As the saying goes, it isn't so much what we know, but WHO we know!

Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek him in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Don't be impressed with your own wisdom, . Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil."

Trust the Lord to direct your steps, even when the way is confusing. God will guide you.

Romans 8:26-27 "The Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for , nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."

When we are overwhelmed, confused, or uncertain, we should not hesitate to pray. In fact, these are the best times to pray because the Holy Spirit can then help us the most. We describe our situation and trust God to prescribe the solution.

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

Love and hugs,