Monday, January 7, 2008


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 early this morning, the bright star, Venus, was visible through the clouds, but no other stars, just blackness and white puffy, clouds. God's Creation is awesome!

I went for a short walk in the park yesterday and lots of other people had the same idea. The Vietnamese group that meets there every year, had a big turnout for their celebration, with banners and lots of food. I was not invited, :o(

There were also cars from many different states, including several from NY here for the football game, no doubt. The weather could not have been better!

I noticed the butterfly garden is flourishing, with many berries and blossoms for the flutterbyes to enjoy. Terry brought me some sour oranges, so I will be making a pie, soon. With the cold weather we had, they should be as ripe as they get... still sour!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What is my hope?

1 Peter 1:21 "Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God."

The resurrection, the greatest event in history, is the foundation of our hope.

1 Peter 1:3-6 "All honor to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is by his boundless mercy that God has given us the privilege of being born again. Now we live with a wonderful expectation because Jesus Christ rose again from the dead. For God has reserved a priceless inheritance for his children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And God, in his mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation ; because you are trusting him. It will be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while."

When people get motion sickness, they need to fix their eyes on the horizon in order to regain composure. Remaining fixed on a point in the distance helps us travel. Jesus' followers fix their eyes on an eternal horizon. This gives us hope in all the discomforts on daily life.

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

Love and hugs,