Friday, August 24, 2007


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the air was not a tidge cooler like yesterday, in fact, it felt very warm. I could not see stars, or any moon-just hazy sky.

Yesterday, because we left the house so early, I saw the beautiful sunrise, all pink and blue. After we finished at the VA hospital, it was still very early, so I took a cruise through War Veterans Park - very few people there at that early hour, but it is a pretty park, right on Boca Ciega Bay.

Later, we went through Sawgrass, which was simmering in the heat, but I always enjoy the peace I feel there, and the anhingas drying their feathers. We also saw a gopher making his slow way in the bushes, and a great blue heron flying down the canal. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:


Why do I sometimes find myself weary and tired?

Isaiah 40:28,31 "Have you never heard or understood? Don't you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to those who are tired and worn out.; he offers strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up. But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. "

2 Corinthians 4:7 "This precious treasure-this light and power that now shine within us_is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own."

As human beings we have limitations. We get hungry, tired and hurt. We are not self-sufficient. Instead of relying on ourselves, we need to rely on the Lord. Like the eagle that soars on currents of wind, we can trust the Lord to carry us onward.

Where do I turn for energy when I am feeling exhausted?

Matthew 11:28-30 "Jesus said ,"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you , because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke fits perfectly and the burden I give you is light."

Jesus invites us to come to him for rest from the weariness of life, strength for the burdens of life, and instruction for the puzzles and problems of life.

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

Love and hugs,