Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy, cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We haven't seen much of the rising sun, so far, but if we have rain today, that will be a blessing. Everything is very dry. I can see pink streaks out of my window, now, so the clouds are clearing off, and God is busy with his paintbrush. All is well!

We are in the midst of having our master bathroom redecorated and it is a mess right now, but will be very nice in a few days. Just as we sometimes go through troubled times, in the end we see the beauty and are thankful for the good that comes!

All was quiet at the Park yesterday, with workmen busy clearing out the exotic vines that cover some of the shrubs, people walking their dogs and joggers exercising. It is still a peaceful place for me to walk and observe. God has placed it there for me, I think, :o)

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 shat God wants you to do--ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your 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.

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

Love and hugs,