Friday, October 19, 2007


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning the sky was very hazy, no stars or moon visible, but last night the brilliant half moon was shining brightly in the southern sky. Beautiful! Maybe today's skies will bring much needed rain.

Yesterday I was able to see the doctor and will hopefully be on the mend soon so I can start walking again. The doc had the same thing I have and said he was very fatigued. That's my problem... no energy.

We did ride through the Park, though, and saw Mark G. chatting with the traveling Park Ranger. I also noticed the squirrels and ibises and butterflies all over. For some reason this seems to be a year or season for butterflies. God has created beauty!

From Quiet Moments with God:

Psalm 16:11 "In your presence is fullness of joy."

"Satisfaction guaranteed!" promise the ads for a new car, a refreshing soft drink, or a stay at on exotic resort. There is no end to the commercial world's promises of fulfilled hopes and dreams.

Do you know many truly satisfied people? Would you describe our culture as satisfied?

If you answer no, you're not alone. Author Max Lucado doesn't think so either. He said, "That is one thing we are not. We are not satisfied."

After Thanksgiving dinner we declare, "I'm satisfied." In reality, we are probably more than satisfied! But before the end of the day's football games, we are back in the kitchen digging into the leftovers.

We plan and save for years for the "perfect vacation." We head off to our dream-come-true destination; indulge every desire for fun, food, and fantasy' and in two weeks we are headed home with wonderful memories. It may have been a satisfying two weeks, but are we fulfilled for the rest of our life when the vacation is over?

Satisfaction is hard to obtain. Contentment eludes us. We are promised fulfillment many times a day, but the promises become empty after we have "taken the bite" a few times. There is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing.

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis wrote; "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

We were made for another world--Heaven! The desire for satisfaction is very strong in our lives. However, Scripture tells us there is only one thing that will satisfy; "For in him we live and move and have our being."

As some of your own poets have said, "We are his offspring" (Acts 17:28.)

True contentment is
the power of getting
out of any situation
all that there is in it.

G. K. Chesterton

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

Love and hugs,
Happy birthday, Chief Nefew!