Friday, September 21, 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, I saw lots of clouds, but one brilliant star was twinkling in the east... Hmmm, reminds me of a story!

We had some much needed rain yesterday evening, and now the grass will grow a little bit-it's really slowed down because of the cooler air.

I enjoyed the wind and slight coolness yesterday on my walk, but still was very warm and damp when I finished.

All of the onlookers have moved to the tower, now, because of the baby gators being there. Mama gator was nearby, but someone had thrown peanuts at her and she was very restless, moving her head back and forth as if annoyed. Of course, she doesn't eat peanuts and neither do the fish and turtles!

I spoke with Francia for a few minutes and congratulated her on the great article in the paper. She was preparing for another class already, but took time to show me a huge spider in a container that had a baby sack that had hatched out hundreds of tiny babies. She was going to leave that outside last night so the babies wouldn't be loose in the classroom. God is Good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How am I supposed to plan my life?

Proverbs 2:1-11 "My child, listen to me and treasure my instructions. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield, protecting those who walk with integrity.He guards the paths of justice and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe."

A plan is only as good as the information upon which it's based. Our human intellect is limited and inadequate. Apart from the Lord, our plans are liable to fail. The Lord promises wisdom to those who rely on his word and depend on his Spirit.

Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths."

As we seek God, he will guide us in making our plans.

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

Love and hugs,