Monday, June 30, 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! This week will be kinda mixed up because of catching up with appointments that were rescheduled because of our too short visit with Matthew.

We had our last visit to the Park Friday and stopped by the old gator nest to find Mama gator there and the eggs laid on the mound she had made three or four years ago. So, in about two months , we will have many more babies to watch! Mama is really huge...about 8 or 9 feet long. Believe it or not, gators look different in the face, and it's easy to tell them apart! Matthew was impressed with her size, even though we could only see her head.

From the Promise Bible for all you workers at home and away from home, a few words from the Word:

Proverbs 13:11Wealth from get-rich-schemes quickly disappears, wealth from hard work grows.

Honest hard work is much better than get-rich-quick schemes. Money quickly gotten is often quickly wasted.

Romans 12:8 If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriouslyl. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

God blesses us when we do work that is in keeping with our gifts and abilities.

Colossians 3:23-24 Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ.

God promises a reward to those who work hard. That reward can include-but is not limited to--financial prospeerity. It may be the rewards of respect and personal satisfaction or the joy of contributing to the welfare of another.

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

Love and hugs,