Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the changing day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, God protected us from any tornadoes and severe weather last night and I, for one, am thankful! When I stepped outside in the pre-dawn darkness, I could tell the sky was partly clear, because a few stars were dimly sparkling. God is good!

We had some much needed rain that is sure to settle the pollen, which is a good thing. The ducks around here seem to like the gutter water better than the lake and canals that are nearby. I saw the mama duck and her three, almost grown, ducklings splashing in the gutter yesterday. They seem to like to nestle down in the corner of our yard every noonday. They walk for miles during the day, up and down the street. Funny quackers!

Nothing much was going on at the Park yesterday, Francia was leading a group of students off the boardwalk, after teaching them the joys of being out in nature and learning much they didn't know. She takes the screech owls home on the weekends and during the summer, and they fly around her house. Hmm.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Where can I find protection and safety?

Psalm 121:2-8 "My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth! He will not let you stumble and fall - the one who watches over you will not sleep. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. the Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go both now and forever."

Our protection is directly related to the character, competence, and capability of our protector. The Lord is unsurpassed in all areas. The Maker of heaven and earth is our personal protector. He never sleeps and never turns his attention from us. We walk securely because he guards our every step.

1 Samuel 2:9 "He will protect his godly ones, but the wicked will perish in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone."

Job 5:19 "He will rescue you again and again so that no evil can touch you."

Psalm 9:9 "The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."

Though troubles and threats will find us in this fallen rebellious world, they are not a surprise to the Lord. He never tires of saving us.

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

Love and hugs,