Thursday, September 13, 2007


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I was refreshed by the Cool air! The storm we had last night had washed the sky and all the stars were twinkling in the clear sky. God is Awesome!

I enjoyed my walk yesterday, listening to a songbird somewhere in the shrubbery. Now, it is getting to be a game of hide and seek to find the baby gators. I was a little startled to find Mama directly beneath me, as I looked over the rail. Two of the babies were near her, but I looked across the boardwalk and saw way off about five, at least, some distance away from Mama gator. They are really getting bolder now in moving away from home.

I went on to the tower, and was chuckling at the two gallinules, (coots) Who were balanced on a partly submerged branch. When one would move down the other would go up in the air, just like a teeter-totter! :o)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Where can I go when worry overwhelms me?

Matthew 6:25-34 "So I tell you , don't worry about everyday life--ask whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. they don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. Do don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today."

The evidence of our heavenly Father's care is everywhere, even in the most fleeting and unnoticeable aspects of creation. God knows our needs and promises to supply them. Worry erodes our faith and robs us of the joy of anticipating God's faithful provision.

What can I do with the problems that worry me?

Psalm 55:22 "Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you, He will not permit the godly to slip and fall."

Philippians 4:6 "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done."

1 Peter 5:7 "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you."

Prayer and a godly perspective drive worry from our minds and hearts. Peace comes when we pray, release all our cares to the Lord, and focus our minds on the promises of God.

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

Love and hugs,