Thursday, February 7, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy, looks like rain day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We always need the rain and the humidity is so high, everything is wet outside.

Yesterday, I walked the Hammock trail, instead of the maple trail out to the tower. I only planned to walk a little ways, but my knee and foot felt good, so I walked all the way, and came back along the sidewalk by the canal. I paused at the swampy areas and saw lots of activity, and saw a young gator trying to hide under the shrubs in the canal. I only met one person on my long walk, because everyone likes to take the shorter walk, hoping to see gators. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I be at peace with others?

Psalm 34:14-15 "Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right: his ears are open to their cries for help."

When we pursue peace with others, the Lord supports us in every way. He guards our steps and hears our prayers. We can pray confidently for him to change our won hearts and to touch the lives of those with whom we want to be reconciled.

Matthew 5:9 "God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God."

God blesses us as we seek to bring his peace to others.

Psalm 37:37 " Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future lies before those who love peace."

Bitterness and revenge can never bring lasting satisfaction. Anger and conflict will destroy our future. God promises a great future to those who make loving him and living at peace with others a way of life.

Proverbs 12:20 "Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!"

Seeking peace with others is one of the surest ways to release streams of joy and peace into our own hearts.

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

Love and hugs,