Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day full of promise that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I noticed that Venus has moved down so it was barely visible through the trees, but still shining brightly!

We saw two peacocks right beside the street, on the way to the park yesterday. Their tails were not spread, but full enough so that the gorgeous colors showed through. They were the young offspring of the two older head of the flock. God used his imagination in their creation!

The water was still and anhingas were drying their wings. Three or four ibis gather across the canal and peck around for hours, their stark whiteness gleaming against the browns and grays of the winter foliage. There is beauty everywhere if I open my eyes to see! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:


When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom, understanding, and direction?

James 1:5-8 "If you need wisdom - if you want to know what God wants you to do - ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent our asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do."

Psalm 119:125 "Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your decrees."

Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true nature of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom. It enables us to see behind the facades that mask the truth. Discernment shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and distractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies," God is the father of the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.

Proverbs 2:13 "Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding."

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

Love and hugs,