Monday, January 21, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the chilly day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! They sky is blue and the wind is sharp, but the day promises to be warmer and brighter!

Yesterday, after church, I drove through the Park, seeing very few people, but a fat, shiny gator sunning on the bank of one of the lakes. A flock of ibis were gathered in one spot under the almost bare trees and a large tri-colored heron standing majestically beside the river. God's creation is awesome!

Well, today I am another day older, and our son Brian, took us out for a birthday lunch, which I enjoyed very much. We had a nice visit, and then a quiet day, Life is good at my advanced age!!

From the Promise Bible:

How is my work important to the Lord?

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 "This should be your ambition; to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we commanded you before. As a result, People who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others to meet your financial needs."

Work is God's plan for our lives. Those who work diligently, experience many benefits in their own lives and bring benefits to others. God promises two basic rewards for faithful work: (1) having a more credible witness to nonbelievers and (2) having our needs met without having to financially depend on others.

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 prosperity. 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,