Friday, January 18, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, it is cloudy and looks like rain again, but that's all right, because we surely need the rain.

As we drove through the Park yesterday, I noticed that the water is up, which is good, so the little rain we had did a lot of good. I saw four peacocks and admired their beautiful colors. Since our bathroom is being redecorated, I got some ideas for colors from God's Creation.

Yesterday we had a surprise visit from a young friend and that was one of God's blessings of the day. I am thankful for friends that care and for unexpected pleasures. I had to go to Home Depot, which to me, is not a pleasure, but met a very helpful sales associate, who walked to one end of the store for me, while I stayed in the middle looking at towel bars. Then I had to walk to the other back end of the store, so I was able to get my exercise indoors... not the same as the Park!! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I be sure my needs will be met?

Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need."

The starting point for our assurance is the promise of God's love. Even as sheep must depend fully on a good shepherd, we must depend fully on the Lord. He is eager to graciously lead us through life.

Romans 8:31,32 "What can we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us , who can be against us? Since God did not even spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, won't God , who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?"

If someone was offering you millions of dollars, you would not hesitate to ask to ask them for just a few. God has met our greatest need by giving us His own Son to redeem us. Now his great joy is supplying all our other needs for the glory of his name.

Philippians 4:19 "The same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."

God's resources far exceed my greatest needs.

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

Love and hugs,