Tuesday, June 17, 2008


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 earlier the sky was almost clear and the air was a little cooler from the good downpour we had yesterday afternoon.

I watched a dove hurrying busily across the driveway, not seeming to be afraid of me, but going about her business. There was a story in the paper yesterday about an osprey nest in a supermarket parking lot. We have one at a store where I frequently shop, plus two close by in the little league light, and the school I drive by daily. The offspring are big, now and should be leaving the nest soon.

We took a walk after supper last evening, and I thought it would be cooler, but it was very humid. We watched Mama gator under the shelter, with her nose sticking out, but no babies in sight. They may have left the area by now and gone on their own. Then we walked out to the Tower, and enjoyed the quiet. Lots of people were coming to enjoy the evening after the rain! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

The Beatitudes

God blesses those who realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly,
for the whole earth will belong to them
God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty for justice,
for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy,
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted because they live for god,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when you are mocked and persecuted and lied about because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted, too.

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

Love and hugs,