Friday, September 7, 2007


Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cooler day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I was pleasantly surprised at the cool breeze that was blowing, and the clear sky. The crescent moon was brilliant and I saw the Little Dipper and myriads of stars in the heavens. What beauty!

Yesterday I was called into the office at the Park, by Terry, who wanted me to see the slides that Francia, the teacher was showing on her PC. She and Steve, the naturalist, took the camera and recorded the hatching out of the baby gators, for over an hour; at the same time this gave an excellent opportunity for educating the many people who stopped by during this time. Francia was kind enough to email the pix to me, which I passed on to you all yesterday.

Mama gator was directly under me yesterday, watching over the many young'uns that were gently grunting and moving about in clumps. When I started taking pictures, she moved swiftly over to the main group and nosed them. I only counted 15 and out of the 32 that hatched, probably only one or two will survive to be three feet or more. Already the hawks and snapping turtles are moving in. :o( But that is God's plan.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How has God promised to bless his people?

Numbers 6:24-26 "May the Lord bless and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."

God's blessing encompasses all of life. We live in his protection, his presence, and his peace. Nothing this world offers can compare in scope or duration with the blessing of God.

Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence."

We are tempted to base our hope and confidence on worldly circumstances such as a good job or financial security. But these cannot compare to the promises that we have in God, the creator of heaven and earth. Put your hope where it cannot and will not be shaken.

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

Love and hugs,